Campaign kicks off Super Bowl Sunday with debut of mock movie trailer style commercial featuring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold
Ad provides sneak peek of a new short film about the Griswolds
Integrated campaign includes national television and online ads, social media, and a microsite that incorporates the film, a game, and user-generated content for a national consumer promotion
|*Cost Per 30||Avg. Number of|
|Super Bowl||Season||Date||Network||Rating||Share||Second Spot||Viewers|
|XLIV||2009||Feb 7 2010 *||CBS||tbd||tbd||tbd||tbd|
|XLIII||2008||Feb 1 2009 *||FOX||42.0||64||$3,000,000||98,732,000|
|XLII||2007||Feb 3 2008 *||FOX||43.1||65||$2,699,963||97,448,000|
|XLI||2006||Feb 4 2007 *||CBS||42.6||64||$2,385,365||93,184,000|
|XL||2005||Feb 5 2006 *||ABC||41.6||62||$2,500,000||90,745,000|
|XXXIX||2004||Feb 6 2005||FOX||41.1||62||$2,400,000||86,072,000|
|XXXVIII||2003||Feb 1 2004||CBS||41.4||63||$2,302,200||89,795,000|
|XXXVII||2002||Jan 26 2003||ABC||40.7||61||$2,200,000||88,637,000|
|XXXVI||2001||Feb 3 2002||FOX||40.4||61||$2,200,000||86,801,000|
|XXXV||2000||Jan 28 2001||CBS||40.4||61||$2,200,000||84,335,000|
|XXXIV||1999||Jan 30 2000||ABC||43.3||63||$2,100,000||88,465,000|
|XXXIII||1998||Jan 31 1999||FOX||40.2||61||$1,600,000||83,720,000|
|XXXII||1997||Jan 25 1998||NBC||44.5||67||$1,291,100||90,000,000|
|XXXI||1996||Jan 26 1997||FOX||43.3||65||$1,200,000||87,870,000|
|XXX||1995||Jan 28 1996||NBC||46.0||68||$1,085,000||94,080,000|
|XXIX||1994||Jan 29 1995||ABC||41.3||62||$1,150,000||83,420,000|
|XXVIII||1993||Jan 30 1994||NBC||45.5||66||$900,000||90,000,000|
|XXVII||1992||Jan 31 1993||NBC||45.1||66||$850,000||90,990,000|
|XXVI||1991||Jan 26 1992||CBS||40.3||61||$850,000||79,590,000|
|XXV||1990||Jan 27 1991||ABC||41.9||63||$800,000||79,510,000|
|XXIV||1989||Jan 28 1990||CBS||39.0||63||$700,400||73,852,000|
|XXIII||1988||Jan 22 1989||NBC||43.5||68||$675,000||81,590,000|
|XXII||1987||Jan 31 1988||ABC||41.9||62||$645,000||80,140,000|
|XXI||1986||Jan 25 1987||CBS||45.8||66||$600,000||87,190,000|
|XX||1985||Jan 26 1986||NBC||48.3||70||$550,000||92,570,000|
|XIX||1984||Jan 20 1985||ABC||46.4||63||$525,000||85,530,000|
|XVIII||1983||Jan 22 1984||CBS||46.4||71||$368,200||77,620,000|
|XVII||1982||Jan 30 1983||NBC||48.6||69||$400,000||81,770,000|
|XVI||1981||Jan 24 1982||CBS||49.1||73||$324,300||85,240,000|
|XV||1980||Jan 25 1981||NBC||44.4||63||$275,000||68,290,000|
|XIV||1979||Jan 20 1980||CBS||46.3||67||$222,000||76,240,000|
|XIII||1978||Jan 21 1979||NBC||47.1||74||$185,000||74,740,000|
|XII||1977||Jan 15 1978||CBS||47.2||67||$162,300||78,940,000|
|XI||1976||Jan 09 1977||NBC||44.4||73||$125,000||62,050,000|
|X||1975||Jan 18 1976||CBS||42.3||78||$110,000||57,710,000|
|IX||1974||Jan 12 1975||NBC||42.4||72||$107,000||56,050,000|
|VIII||1973||Jan 13 1974||CBS||41.6||73||$103,500||51,700,000|
|VII||1972||Jan 14 1973||NBC||42.7||72||$88,100||53,320,000|
|VI||1971||Jan 16 1972||CBS||44.2||74||$86,100||56,640,000|
|V||1970||Jan 17 1971||NBC||39.9||75||$72,500||46,040,000|
|IV||1969||Jan 11 1970||CBS||39.4||69||$78,200||44,270,000|
|III||1968||Jan 12 1969||NBC||36.0||70||$55,000||41,660,000|
|II||1967||Jan 14 1968||CBS||36.8||68||$54,500||39,120,000|
|I||1966||Jan 15 1967||CBS||22.6||43||$42,500||26,750,000|
|I||1966||Jan 15 1967||NBC||18.5||36||$37,500||24,430,000|
Source: Nielsen Media Research
by Andrew Keen
It’s amateur hour at the Super Bowl this year. On Sunday, 90 million television viewers on CBS will be subjected to commercials made by “You” — Time magazine’s Person of The Year for 2006. Three Super Bowl XLI advertisers — Doritos, the National Football League, and Chevrolet — will all be running 30-second commercial spots made by amateurs. The Web 2.0 revolution in user-generated content has infiltrated the American living room. These amateur creators, who Time praise as “people formerly known as consumers,” are now providing the entertainment at the biggest event in the media calendar.This is not good news. The shift from professionally produced to user-generated advertising makes us poorer in both economic and cultural terms. The arrival of user-created commercials at Super Bowl XLI represents the American Idolization of traditional entertainment — the degeneration of professional content into a “talent show” for amateurs.
We, the conventional television audience, are certainly losers in this new fashion for user-generated advertisements. We have traditionally watched Super Bowl commercials to be entertained by memorable ads. Often, these commercials are more memorable than the game. Occasionally, they even represent significant cultural moments in American history. Few of us, for example, can remember who won Super Bowl in 1984 (Los Angeles Raiders 38, Washington Redskins 9), where it was played (Tampa), or who sang the national anthem (Barry Manilow). But most of us can remember the Chiat/Day produced, Ridley Scott directed, commercial for the Macintosh computer, with its Orwellian subtext and its indelible explanation of why “1984 wasn’t going to be like 1984.”
Thirty-four years ago this month, Farrah Fawcett sensuously applied Noxzema to Joe Namath’s manly chin — touching off an escalating arms race of expensive Super Bowl commercials that have frequently been more entertaining than the games.
Last year, advertisers weren’t shy about spending $2.5 million on a 30-second commercial, but only the Budweiser “Magic Fridge” commercial came within striking distance of our Top 10 list.
Below are the best Super Bowl commercials of all time, the keys to their success and the prospects of the company after the spot aired. As you can see, just because people are still talking about an ad more than 20 years later doesn’t mean the product changed the world:
10. Budweiser “Frogs” (1995)
9. Xerox “Monks” (1977)
8. Tabasco “Mosquito” (1998)
7. Electronic Data Systems “Herding Cats” (2000)
6. McDonald’s “The Showdown” (1993)
5. Monster.com “When I Grow Up …” (1999)
4. Reebok “Terry Tate: Office Linebacker” (2003)
3. E*Trade “Monkey” (2000)
2. Coke “Mean Joe Greene” (1979)
1. Apple “1984” (1984)
“The Super Bowl ads are better than the game.”
No doubt you’ve heard at least one friend or relative make that statement, usually after a few drinks, a large gambling loss or a horrible set of Super Bowl events that mock the sports gods — such as Washington quarterback Mark Rypien being named MVP.
But have we really reached the point where commercials have become more entertaining than the sporting event that surrounds them?
Clutter is a headache for media people under any circumstances, making it harder for an advertiser’s message to stand out. And when you’re paying a record $2.6 million to deliver that message, as are those advertisers with spots in this year’s Super Bowl on CBS, it’s even more of a concern. According to a report released late last week by TNS Media Intelligence, the Super Bowl has become more cluttered than ever. Last year’s game on ABC contained a record 47.2 minutes of ads, nearly four more minutes than Fox had the previous year. That includes promotions for the Super Bowl carrier’s own shows, a category that has exploded over the past five years. In 2001, the Super Bowl carrier ran 5 minutes and 55 seconds of self-promotion. Last year that soared to 10 minutes and 25 seconds. TNS also found that over the past 20 years, the Super Bowl has run more than 11 full hours of commercials for 221 advertisers, representing an investment of $1.72 billion.
Commercial advertising time in the Super Bowl has steadily gotten more expensive, generating well over $1 billion in sales for the broadcast networks over the last two decades, according to data released on Wednesday.
In the 20 Super Bowls played since 1986, the networks have carried 717 minutes, or roughly 12 hours, of advertising during game broadcasts a combined value of almost $1.6 billion, said TNS Media Intelligence, an ad-tracking firm.
There have been more than 1,400 ads from 227 different marketers over that time period, and the top five spenders accounted for roughly one-third of the total.
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