For those of you NASCAR fans that like stats and love to hate commercials, here is the breakdown for Sunday's race.
Began recording the times at the Moment-of-Silence for Robert Yates and Las Vegas victims before the start of the race at 12:44 PM, and stopped at the waving of the checkered flag at 4:41 PM (all times are EDT). I did not keep records for the pre- and post-race coverage.
NBC was the broadcast team for this event.
Total number of commercials: 128
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 47
Number of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 97
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 41
Number of 'Side-by-Side' commercials during race broadcast (split-screen): 31
Total number of companies or entities advertised: 22
Number of times NBC utilized 'Side-by-Side' commercials during this broadcast: 6
Total number of brief promos of products/services during the race broadcast (including company logos 'floating' in corners of the screen): 135
Start time to record race/commercial periods: 12:44 PM
End time to record race/commercial periods: 4:41 PM
Total minutes of complete race broadcast: 237
Minutes of race broadcast: 198
Minutes of traditional commercials (not split-screen): 39
Minutes of 'Side-by-Side' commercials (split-screen): 15
Number of missed restarts: 0
Number of 'mystery cautions' (debris not shown): 0
Total race brdcst time 198 Total comm. brdcst time 39
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