Spot TV Draws Biggest Campaign Ad Crowd
Romney is top spender on broadcasting and cable ads
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/25/2012 9:50:27 AM
That is according to Nielsen's latest accounting.
Mitt Romney was the big spender, accounting for 57% of the total, to 32% for the other three Republican contenders (Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul) and 11% for President Obama. The president spent the greatest percentage of his dollars (over 83.2%) on spot TV, with Gingrich second at 78.8%, Paul at 76.2%, Romney at 75.1% and Santorum at 59.1%.
But Romney's percentage was of 37,581 ad units to the president's 7,388, so Romney was by far the biggest spender in local TV. Santorum spent the greatest percentage on local/regional cable (34.2%), but that was only of 9,241 ad units, so at 13.1% of 37,581 units, Romney was the biggest spender in local/regional cable, too.
The top 10 markets for those ads were in South Carolina, Florida and Michigan, but Seattle was the only market that drew TV and radio dollars from all five candidates in the first quarter.
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