Exorbitant cost of commercials – let’s help the needy instead!

Just imagine if advertisers cut just one commercial per episode and donated it to feeding homeless and/or hungry children? How hard is that, really?

TV’s Most Expensive Shows For Advertisers
PROGRAM NETWORK DAY 2017 PRICE 2016 PRICE CHANGE Y/Y
1. Sunday Night Football NBC Sunday $728,434 $650,000 +12%
2. Thursday Night Football NBC Thuday $524,047 $505.463 +3.7%
3. Thursday Night Football CBS Thurday $496,276 $529,989 -6.4%
4. The Walking Dead* AMC Sunday $415,000 $470,410 -11.8%
5. This is Us NBC Thurday $394,314 $237,910 +65.7%
6. Monday Night Football ESPN Monday $385,000 $371,793 +3.6%
7. Empire Fox Wednesday $294,141 $442,413 -33.5%
8. Big Bang Theory CBS Monday $294,094 $313,119 -6.1%
9. Big Bang Theory CBS Thurday $255,419 $253,099 +0.9%
10. The Voice NBC Monday $233,242 $212,775 +9.6%
11. The Voice NBC Tueday $218,950 $200,742 +9.1%
12. Fear The Walking Dead* AMC Sunday $207,500 $211,323 -1.8%
13. Modern Family ABC Wedday $205,652 $208,938 -1.6%
14. Grey’s Anatomy ABC Thurday $184,273 $219,952 -16.2%
15. Saturday Night Live NBC Saturday $183,730 $147,000 +25%
16. American Idol ABC Sunday $179,807 N/A N/A
17. Roseanne ABC Monday $176,411 N/A N/A
18. Young Sheldon CBS Thurday $171,998 N/A N/A
19. Will & Grace NBC Thurday $170,749 N/A N/A
20. X-Files Fox Wednesday $167,871 N/A N/A
21. American Idol ABC Monday $164,492 N/A N/A
22. Scandal ABC Thurday $151,177 $177,213 -12.4%
23. Law & Order: True Crime NBC Tueday $149,504 N/A N/A
24. The Goldbergs ABC Wednesday $146,993 $154,120 -4.6%
25. Star Fox Wednesday $144,432 $240,572 -40%
*PRICES FOR WALKING DEAD AND FEAR THE WALKING DEAD REPRESENT THE COSTS OF A PACKAGE OF COMMERCIALS SOLD ACROSS MULTIPLE BROADCASTS OF AN EPISODE OF EACH SERIES
SOURCE: VARIETY’S ANNUAL SURVEY OF PRIMETIME AD PRICES IS CONSTRUCTED USING ESTIMATES FROM SEVEN MEDIA BUYING FIRMS AND OTHER SOURCES

Source:  http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/tv-ad-prices-football-walking-dead-empire-1202602792/?ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__110317