In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Deadpool 2.” (It previously topped our April 23 chart.)
Ads placed for the superhero sequel had an estimated media value of $4.55 million through Sunday for 765 national ad airings on 27 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from April 30 through May 6. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Twentieth Century Fox prioritized spend across networks including Fox, TNT and ABC, and during programming such as NBA Basketball, Empire and Fear the Walking Dead.
TV ad placements for Universal Pictures’ “Breaking In” (EMV: $3.93 million), Lucasfilm’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” ($3.92 million) and Warner Bros.’ “Life of the Party” ($3.53 million) round out the chart.
Notably, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” has the best iSpot Attention Index (126) in the ranking, getting 26% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV).
1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 04/30/2018 and 05/06/2018.
* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.
* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.
* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.
Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology.