Just about everyone was watching Super Bowl LI last night, and there were plenty of commercials. Have you ever wondered how much money goes into getting that time to show your ad while everyone is watching?

Plenty of large companies that sell cars, snacks, beer, and more pay for just 30 seconds of air time during the Super Bowl. How much does it cost though to get that time?

According to Thrillist, or Super Bowl LI, it cost close to $5 million for a 30 second commercial, while last years cost was about $4.8 million. The price has drastically gone up in the last few decades too. It now costs 17 times as much for a commercial as it did in 1992. A commercial during the first Super Bowl in 1967 was just $37,500.

All that $5 million that they spent wasn't for the entire commercial either. All that covers is the 30 second spot during the game. These companies also have to spend some money on production, casting, and everything else that goes into a commercial.

So maybe the next time you have that kind of money laying around, you can buy a commercial slot for yourself!


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