Election 2012

Do not adjust your TV: Top 10 cities flooded with political ads

Do not adjust your TV: Top 10 cities flooded with political ads

A list of the worst cities in America for television viewing enjoyment over the next three weeks has been complied by the Sunlight Foundation.

Also known as the top ten political advertising buys for electioneering, the list created by its ad sleuth website says ad buys are hitting record numbers.

The hot spots for political ads are listed in order below, along with the total number of buys and contracts issued in the last seven days.

  • Las Vegas, Nev. — 672
  • Orlando, Fla. — 306
  • Pittsburgh, Pa. — 175
  • West Palm Beach, Fla. — 169
  • Milwaukee, Wis. — 159
  • Sacramento, Calif. — 157
  • Cincinnati, Ohio — 150
  • Norfolk, Va. — 149
  • Cleveland, Ohio — 138
  • Hartford & New Haven, Conn. – 131

The list below is the total number of buys and contracts this election cycle:

  • Las Vegas, Nev. — 2348
  • Norfolk, Va. — 1556
  • Orlando, Fla. — 1500
  • W. Palm Beach, Fla. — 1313
  • Pittsburgh, Pa. — 1214
  • Denver, Colo. — 1169
  • Tampa, Fla. — 1074
  • Cleveland, Ohio — 1045
  • Sacramento, Calif, — 1013
  • Cincinnati, Ohio — 1000

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