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January 2019 US TV Ad Rankings

Feb 21, 2019

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 January. Advertisers are ranked according to total ad minutes aired in each category.

Car brands and telecommunications providers dominated broadcast primetime ad time in January.

january 2019 US broadcast TV ad rankings

Intuit joined the top cable primetime advertisers as 2018 tax filings began.

january 2019 US cable tv ad rankings

Advertisers ramped up their investment in NFL ad time during the playoffs.

january 2019 US NFL TV ad rankings

AT&T increased its NBA ad time by 2,011% in January, joining the top advertisers.

january 2019 US NBA TV ad rankings