NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' Hikes Highest-Priced Spots
'Idol' commercials down 32%
By Jon Lafayette -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/22/2012 9:05:22 AM
With ratings down for the formidable but aging singing competition and the NFL showing more muscle than ever, commercials NBC's Sunday Night Football emerged as the most expensive during this past upfront, according to a new report from Advertising Age.
Spots in SNF, the top rated primetime program last season, went for about $545,142 for 30 seconds, up from $512,367 last season. Commercials in Fox's Idol dropped 32% to $502,900 to $340,825, but remained in second place.
In third place was ABC's award-winning Modern Family. Spots on the Wednesday night comedy cost $330,908 in the upfront, up from $249,388.
Seven of the 10 most expensive shows to advertise in are comedies, according to the trade magazine.
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