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Commercial breakdown: 2020 Season Finale 500


This year, 2020, has been such a gut-wrenching, teeth-gnashing, hands-slapped-to-the-foreheads time for all of us. For NASCAR fans, there was a time when we wondered if the racing season would get underway at all. However, it did, despite no or few fans in the stands, and debates over every facet of producing a race. Thankfully, it was pulled off, with our friends the sponsors always reminding us of their support, and how wonderful it would be if we would continue to support them. For this last race of the season, for those fans who like to know precisely how many commercials there were, and how much time they took during the broadcast, here is this week’s breakdown.

Race and Commercial Breakdown of the 2020 Season Finale 500

Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:57 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 6:04 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 187
Minutes of race broadcast: 159
Minutes of traditional commercials: 28
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 13

Total number of commercials: 91
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 49
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 64
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 42
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 27
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 14
Number of times NBC utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5 + One Stand-Alone Toyota ad

Companies seen the most in commercials during this broadcast: WPXI (9 times); Sonic (5 times); Toyota (5 times)

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