‘Robin Hood’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

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iSpot.tv, Lionsgate claims the top spot in spending with “Robin Hood.”

Ads placed for the action-adventure remake had an estimated media value of $7.88 million through Sunday for 1,037 national ad airings on 35 networks. (Spend figures are based on estimates generated from Nov. 12-18. Estimates may be updated after the chart is posted as new information becomes available.) Lionsgate prioritized spend across networks including Fox, NBC and Comedy Central, and during programming such as NFL Football, NBA Basketball and Manifest.

Just behind “Robin Hood” in second place: Walt Disney Animation’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2,” which saw 1,119 national ad airings across 37 networks, with an estimated media value of $7.81 million.

TV ad placements for Universal Pictures’ “Green Book” (EMV: $6.05 million), Warner Bros.’ “Creed II” ($6.04 million) and Paramount Pictures’ “Instant Family” ($4.71 million) round out the chart.

Notably, “Green Book” has the best iSpot Attention Index (133) in the ranking, getting 33% fewer interruptions than the average movie ad (interruptions include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV).

Top Movie Commercials by Weekly TV Spend

$7.88M – Robin Hood

Impressions: 429,221,377

Attention Score: 90.13

Attention Index: 80

National Airings: 1,037

Networks: 35

Most Spend On: FOX, NBC

Creative Versions: 16

Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $21.25M

Studio: Lionsgate

Started Airing: 10/26/18

$7.81M – Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Impressions: 486,969,325

Attention Score: 92.03

Attention Index: 99

National Airings: 1,119

Networks: 37

Most Spend On: FOX, NBC

Creative Versions: 53

Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $23.11M

Studio: Walt Disney Animation

Started Airing: 06/04/18

$6.05M – Green Book

Impressions: 356,812,582

Attention Score: 94.74

Attention Index: 133

National Airings: 979

Networks: 37

Most Spend On: FOX, ESPN

Creative Versions: 16

Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $22.19M

Studio: Universal Pictures

Started Airing: 09/25/18

$6.04M – Creed II

Impressions: 425,416,855

Attention Score: 93.98

Attention Index: 123

National Airings: 918

Networks: 37

Most Spend On: NBC, FOX

Creative Versions: 28

Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $17.21M

Studio: Warner Bros.

Started Airing: 10/16/18

$4.71M – Instant Family

Impressions: 398,284,230

Attention Score: 88.41

Attention Index: 68

National Airings: 1,102

Networks: 35

Most Spend On: ABC, ESPN

Creative Versions: 44

Est. Lifetime TV Spend: $24.43M

Studio: Paramount Pictures

Started Airing: 09/05/18

1 Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 11/12/2018 and 11/18/2018.

* TV Impressions – Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.

* Attention Score – Measures the propensity of consumers to interrupt an ad play on TV. The higher the score, the more complete views. Actions that interrupt an ad play include changing the channel, pulling up the guide, fast-forwarding or turning off the TV.

* Attention Index – Represents the Attention of a specific creative or program placement vs the average. The average is represented by a score of 100, and the total index range is from 0 through 200. For example, an attention index of 125 means that there are 25% fewer interrupted ad plays compared to the average.

Variety has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention analytics from more than eight million smart TVs, to bring you this weekly look at what studios are spending to market their movies on TV. Learn more about the iSpot.tv platform and methodology.


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