The commercial lineup for Super Bowl 55 is now, finally, all but set.
ViacomCBS confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that it has “virtually sold out” its national advertising inventory for this year’s broadcast — despite an apparent decline in demand for the spots due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to read the story at usatoday.com.
- What are broadcast rights?
- What are ratings?
- Why are ratings important to CBS? Why are they important to the NFL and Super Bowl advertisers?
- Based on information from this story, how much is CBS charging for a 30 second commercial during this year’s Super Bowl?
- Why do you think Super Bowl ads are so expensive?
- The headline of this story suggests there was a dip in demand for Super Bowl ads because of COVID-19. Why might that be?
- Could you argue that this might actually be a better year to advertise during the Super Bowl than most years? Why or why not?