That’s how many times television ads from President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney and other groups involved in the Nov. 6 election have aired during the general election campaign, according to Kantar Media’s CMAG.
The totals include spots that ran on national network, national cable and local broadcast stations between April 10, when Romney effectively became the Republican nominee, and Oct. 22, the most recent date for which CMAG data are available. The CMAG data don’t include ads that ran on local cable.
The ad count topped the million mark in the past week. Obama’s campaign supplied 466,127 ads, compared to 173,727 for Romney and 72,849 for Crossroads GPS, a non-profit group founded with the help of Republican strategist Karl Rove. A related organization, the super-PAC American Crossroads, provided 57,302 spots. Restore Our Future, a pro-Romney super-PAC, provided 49,649 ads, and the pro-Obama super-PAC Priorities USA Action supplied 46,487 spots.
At about 30 seconds per commercial, it would take more than 352 days to watch all one million.