Statistics need no introduction; they speak for themselves. These were culminated from my 2009 Commercial Breakdowns/Driver Focus Reports for the 2009 season.

Total number of commercials per network:

Fox (14 races): 1,836
TNT (6 races): 654
ESPN (6 races): 767
ABC (11 races): 1,253
SPEED (2 races): 183

Total for all networks: 4,693

Total number of minutes of race broadcast to minutes of commercial times per network:

Fox (14 races): 3,297 total (2,466 race/831 commercial)
TNT (6 races): 1,230 total (924 race/306 commercial)
ESPN (6 races): 1,488 total (1,160 race/328 commercial)
ABC (11 races): 2,408 total: (1,864 race/544 commercial)
SPEED (2 races): 421 total: (319 race/102 commercial)

Total for all networks: 8,844 (6733 race/2,111 commercial)

Total number of times that companies that sponsored commercials during race broadcasts were shown over the racing season:

Fox (14 races): 873
TNT (6 races): 335
ESPN (6 races): 412
ABC (11 races): 658
SPEED (2 races): 96

Total number of promos during race broadcasts and the number of minutes they were seen:

Fox (14 races): 898 (2 hrs. 49 min.)
TNT (6 races): 212 (52 minutes 40 sec.) **
ESPN (6 races): 194 (26 min. 15 sec.)
ABC (11 races): 305 (1 hr. 15 sec.)
SPEED (2 races): 35 (6 min. 35 sec.)

**This number is high due to TNT’s ‘Wide Open Coverage’ of the Coke Zero 400 race, where commercials are shown on a split-screen with the race broadcast.

Number of missed restarts per network:

Fox (14 races): 4
TNT (6 races): 0
ESPN (6 races): 1
ABC (11 races): 1
SPEED (2 races): 1

Total for all networks: 7

Number of ‘mystery cautions’:

Fox (14 races): 5
TNT (6 races): 8
ESPN (6 races): 2
ABC (11 races): 15
SPEED (2 races): 0

Total: 30

Number of male enhancement ads per network:

Fox (14 races): 3
TNT (6 races): 9
ESPN (6 races): 5
ABC (11 races): 10
SPEED (2 races): 1

Total for all networks: 28

Number of ‘Digger’ sightings (Fox only): 463

Total number of times drivers were focused on in 2009:

Drivers:

Jimmie Johnson – 5036
Jeff Gordon – 4004
Kyle Busch – 3533
Kurt Busch – 3422
Denny Hamlin – 3321
Mark Martin – 3278
Tony Stewart – 3090
Juan Montoya – 2730
Kasey Kahne – 2315
Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 2277
Matt Kenseth – 2174
Carl Edwards – 2161
Greg Biffle – 2147
Brian Vickers – 1799
Ryan Newman – 1676
Martin Truex Jr. – 1664
Kevin Harvick – 1622
Jeff Burton – 1583
Clint Bowyer – 1566
Joey Logano – 1535
David Reutimann – 1504
Marcos Ambrose – 1246
Jamie McMurray – 1184
David Ragan – 1139
Sam Hornish Jr. – 1109
A.J. Allmendinger – 922
Casey Mears – 908
Bobby Labonte – 904
David Stremme – 798
Paul Menard – 784
Elliott Sadler – 775
Michael Waltrip – 743
Reed Sorenson – 708
Robby Gordon – 658
Scott Speed – 571
John Andretti – 427
Brad Keselowski – 426
Dave Gilliland – 393
Regan Smith – 272
Max Papis – 205
Bill Elliott – 200
Aric Almirola – 145
Joe Nemechek – 138
Scott Riggs – 121
Boris Said – 116
Dave Blaney – 113
Jeremy Mayfield – 88
Travis Kvapil – 85
Erik Darnell – 69
Mike Bliss – 52
Tony Raines – 40
Sterling Marlin – 38
Todd Bodine – 29
Mike Wallace – 29
Terry Labonte – 24
Michael McDowell – 18
Kirk Shelmerdine – 14
Mike Skinner – 13
Carl Long – 8
Norm Benning – 7
Derrike Cope – 6
Mike Garvey – 5
Kelly Bires – 3
Robert Richardson Jr. – 2
Geoff Bodine – 1

Crew Chiefs:

Chad Knaus – 179
Steve Letarte – 53
Pat Tryson – 33
Bob Osborne – 30
Greg Zipadelli – 23
Steve Addington – 23
Ryan Pemberton – 19
Mike Ford – 19
Drew Blickensderfer – 17
Greg Erwin – 15
Tony Eury Jr. – 13
Shane Wilson – 11
Dave Rogers – 5
Donnie Wingo – 4
Tommy Baldwin – 3
Bootie Barker – 1
Todd Parrot – 1
Doug Richert – 1
Kenny Francis – 1

Team Members:

Mark ‘Hollywood’ Armstrong – 28
Ryan ‘West Coast’ McCray – 9
Kenneth Purcell – 4
Matt Strue – 2
Jon Lucas – 2
Mike Lingerfelt – 1
Kyle Roland – 1
Brandon Hopkins – 1
Joel Edmonds – 1
Nick O’Dell – 1

Owners:

Rick Hendrick – 15
Jack Roush – 11
J.D. Gibbs – 2
Chip Ganassi – 2
Felix Sabates – 1
Richard Petty – 1

Other NASCAR/Racing Stars:

A.J. Foyt – 1
Cale Yarborough (video) – 1
Ricky Rudd (video) – 1
Bobby Allison (video) – 1
Eddie Wood (video) – 1
Tim Fedewa (video) – 1
T.J. Majors (video) – 1
Greg Allmendinger – 1

Totals for all pages of this past season’s reports:

Total type-written pages: 581
Total word count: 199,755
Total commas: 44,512
Total semi-colons: 23,448