The Week in Advertising: CBS Bought All Their Own Ad Space

By Matt Van Hoven Comment

Today on the Week in Advertising, we take a look at the part of the Super Bowl no one cared about &#151 CBS’ many, many promos for their many, many programs.

Did you know there’s a new trend out there where instead of shaking hands people now just slap one another in the back of the head? Thanks, NCIS!

OK, fine, Letterman’s ad was great and yes, NCIS/CSIxMiami-Vegas-NewYork-TheMoon are the most watched shows or whatever. But do we really need to be reminded of that? Sure, CBS sold out all their ad space but it seems more likely that they limited inventory by filling a bunch of space with useless promos.

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