Super Bowl Generated $414M in Ad Revenue

by Jon Lafayette, Broadcasting & Cable

The Super Bowl on NBC generated $414 million in ad revenue, a record for a regulation game and only slightly behind last year’s Super Bowl, which went into overtime, according to preliminary estimates by Kantar Media.

Kantar says last year’s Super Bowl generated $419 million.

There were 49 minutes and 35 seconds of commercial time from paying sponsors, the NFL and NBCUniversal, which matches the third-highest total ever, according to Kantar. Ads accounted for 22% of the broadcast.

The biggest advertisers were Anheuser-Busch InBev and Fiat Chrysler, with 4 minutes each. There were only four new sponsors in the Super Bowl this year, and 40% of the company’s that bought ads in last year’s game did not return.

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