The report said Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group estimated the presidential campaign alone will spend at least $1 billion on TV ads this year. For KSNV, that meant 80 percent of its ad inventory was campaign related.
From Oct. 1 to Oct. 21, more ads aired there than in any other market except Denver, according to the Wesleyan Media Project. Democrats ran 4,551 of the spots vs. 3,506 by Republicans. Since the start of 2012, no other station in the U.S. has run more ads than KSNV, according to CMAG. The station has broadcast 20,282 political spots so far this year. “What did we used to do with our time?” asks (KSNV vice president and general manager Lisa) Howfield. Read more