In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Playing With Fire.”
Ads placed for the family comedy had an estimated media value of $5.24 million through Sunday for 1,104 national ad airings on 32 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Oct. 28 through Nov. 3. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Paramount prioritized spend across networks including CBS, NBC and Nick, and during programming such as NFL Football, “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “This Is Us.”
Just behind “Playing With Fire” in second place: Paramount’s “Terminator: Dark Fate,” which saw 1,190 national ad airings across 35 networks, with an estimated media value of $5.2 million.
Notably, “Frozen 2” has the best iSpot Attention Index (118) in the ranking, getting 18% 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 10/28/2019 and 11/03/2019.
* 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.
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