2015 Super Bowl TV Ad Costs

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America is passionate about not only watching the end of the year contest between the top two NFL teams, but also the commercials. But how much does it cost the companies to get their ads placed during the game?

Yahoo Sports has the breakdown:

The Super Bowl ads, and presumably the Super Bowl as well, will be on NBC next year, and hoo boy, is the Peacock Network looking to cash in. Variety reports that NBC is asking $4.5 million for 30-second spots, obviously a record and a 12.5 percent increase over Fox’s rate just this past year.
Why on earth would anyone pay this much money for a single commercial? Because the Super Bowl is the most-watched television program of the year; Super Bowl XLVIII was the most-watched show in human history with 111.5 viewers.

Just ten years ago a Super Bowl ad spot ran for $2.4 Million

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2015 NFL Playoffs: How Much Do the Players Make?

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The NFL playoffs are about to begin and what people do not know is how players are paid for their appearance in these games. Players contracts are set up to pay throughout the season for the sixteen games they play. If they make the playoffs then they are paid the same as every other player on the team.

Here is a breakdown of the last years 2014 Playoffs/Super Bowl payouts. I would expect these numbers to increase for this years by a small amount:

• Wild-card game (division winners): $23,000

• Wild-card game (non-division winners): $21,000

• Divisional playoff game: $23,000

• Conference championship game: $42,000

• Super Bowl winners: $92,000

• Super Bowl losers: $46,000

A player on a division winner that plays in a wild-card game and goes on to win the Super Bowl would receive $180,000 (or $45,000 per game), the largest possible share.

H\T Kevin Manahan