Television is one of the largest and most powerful advertising media. TV provides the scale to ignite conversations and connect consumers with brands through emotional resonance. Each week, advertisers allocate billions of dollars to deliver their messages via commercials featuring sight, sound, and motion.
To understand which brands are most active on TV, 4C tracks ads across broadcast and cable networks, covering more than 1,300 U.S. channels in all 210 DMAs. To measure the brand impact of television, 4C analyzed social-media engagement across Facebook and Twitter during April. Advertisers are ranked according to total ad minutes aired in each category.
Automobile manufactures dominated Primetime Broadcast advertising.
The Home Depot joined the top Primetime Cable advertisers.
NBA advertising time increased heading into the NBA playoffs.
Advertisers invested heavily in baseball ad time as the MLB season started.