The 15 Most Expensive Advertising Spots On TV Right Now

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The Internet and mobile tech may be the future of advertising, but right now television still reigns supreme. Big brands like Proctor & Gamble, AT&T and General Motors spend billions on TV spots each year.

How is that possible? A single spot on primetime TV is very, very expensive. If you wanted your brand’s message broadcast to the millions of American Idol viewers last Spring, you’d have dished out between $468,000 and $502,900 for just 30 seconds of airtime.

The folks at AdAge recently put together its annual chart that shows how much a single, 30-second commercial costs to run on the most popular primetime network TV shows this season.

Here are the 15 most expensive this fall. FOX leads the way with six of the shows, but NBC holds the #1 spot.

Person of Interest -- $174,574 for a 30-second spot

The Office -- $178,840 for a 30-second spot

House -- $184,051 for a 30-second spot

Mike & Molly -- $196,497 for a 30-second spot

Big Bang Theory -- $198,348 for a 30-second spot

Grey's Anatomy -- $203,078 for a 30-second spot

Dancing with the Stars -- $233,482 for a 30-second spot

Modern Family -- $249,388 for a 30-second spot

Two and a Half Men -- $252,418 for a 30-second spot

The Simpsons -- $254,260 for a 30-second spot

Family Guy -- $264,912 for a 30-second spot

Glee -- $267,141 for a 30-second spot

The X Factor Results -- $283,034 for a 30-second spot

The X Factor -- $320,669 for a 30-second spot

Sunday Night Football -- $512,367 for a 30-second spot

Now see which companies are spending all that money

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