The Super Bowl is not only the premier sporting event in the country, it’s also the biggest stage for those in the advertising world.
For some people, the ads are the best part of the Super Bowl. This is particularly true when the game turns into a blowout.
If you are the type of person who wants to watch the Super Bowl ads as they air, you might not want to read further. But if you want a sneak peek at three of the funniest commercials that will air during tonight’s Patriots vs Eagles game, read on.
The Super Bowl is the most watched TV spectacle in the country. The eight most-watched shows of all time are all Super Bowls, with the No. 1 program being Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 when the Patriots beat the Seahawks 28-24. That game was viewed by 114.4 million people.
Last year’s thrilling 34-28 win by the Patriots over the Falcons ranked fourth all time with 111.3 million viewers.
With so many eyeballs on the game, companies are willing to shell out big bucks to get your attention. This year, a 30-second spot will cost advertisers $5 million.
And that’s just for air time. It doesn’t include the production budgets, which can be massive.
Many companies like to use the Super Bowl to introduce new ads that are used to jumpstart their advertising campaigns for the year. Some are even leaking them early.
Here is a sneak preview of three of the funniest commercials that will air during Sunday’s game.
This one features Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman in a rap battle, with the “Game of Thrones” star hawking Doritos Blaze and Freeman promoting Mountain Dew.
Peyton Manning never disappoints. This year he is the “Vacation Quaterback” in an ad for Universal Studios.
M&M’s produced a spot where a red M&M takes human form, as Danny Devito, who goes around asking people, “Do you want to eat me?”
Hopefully, the ads will for Sunday’s game will be entertaining, but not as entertaining as the game itself.
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