A Victory for the Baltimore Ravens and Some Super Bowl Statistics

You sported your purple pride and cheered as loudly as you could, whether you were in the Denver football stadium or watching the Ravens play the Broncos from behind a television screen. And it was not without avail: Baltimoreans everywhere are itching with excitement as their beloved NFL team prepares to once again contend with the New England Patriots for a ticket to the Super Bowl. While we wait in anticipation for AFC Championship game, here are a few fun facts and statistics about the Super Bowl:

  • Last year, 3% of American employees planned to take a “sick day” on Super Bowl Monday, and 9% used a vacation day to recover after the big game.
  • The average cost to run a 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl in 2012 was $3.5 million. This year, CBS has sold ads for up to $4 million. Does it pay off to invest in advertising during the Super Bowl time slot? Apparently so. Last year, 42% of social media conversations were centered around those commercials.
  • Pizza and beer are the classic food combo for game days, and in 2012, Americans spent $10.8 billion on brews, according to saveonbrew.com. What about those slices of cheesy deliciousness? Dominoes anticipated selling $11 million worth of pizzas – about 80% more than their sales on a normal Sunday.
  • The face value for tickets to the 2013 Super Bowl range in price from $850-$1,250.

Observation Baltimore will be rooting for the Ravens as they fight for their spot in the Super Bowl – we can’t wait to see how far they go!

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Super Bowl statistics: Ad spots, sick days and supermodels

Super Bowl ads rise in price, frequency

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