After a few weeks off, NASCAR fans enjoyed an exciting race at Watkins Glen on Sunday. Due to NBCSN’s plan to broadcast the IndyCar race immediately following the Cup race, there were worries of weather, and excessive cautions, that might cause a ‘collision’ between the two racing entities and their time on the air. The great wind that fans may have heard was the network’s giant sigh of relief, as the weather held, and the Cup race ended just in time for IndyCar. As the Cup race was shorter than others, there were also less commercials, and NBCSN used side-by-side ads a bit more than usual. For those 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 2021 Go Bowling at the Glen
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 2:50 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 5:12 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 142
Minutes of race broadcast: 124
Minutes of traditional commercials: 18
Minutes of side-by-side commercials: 14
Total number of commercials: 81
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 43
Total number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 47
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 32
Total number of ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast (split-screen): 34
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 24
Number of times NBCSN utilized ‘Side-by-Side’ commercials during the broadcast: 5
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