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

Apple and Verizon joined the top Broadcast Primetime advertisers in October.


Insurance companies dominated Cable Primetime ad time.


Taco Bell jumped to the top spot for MLB ad time as the World Series got underway.


Geico held onto the top advertiser spot for NCAA football.