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Super Expensive Ads

The 2011 Super Bowl was held Sunday night in Dallas, Texas. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31–25, to become the NFL champions. But the real winner might be the TV network that aired the game! Companies love to get their commercials on during the game, because so many people are watching. So the network can charge the companies big bucks to "buy" the commercial time during the Super Bowl. This year, it cost up to $3 million to air a 30-second commercial! How much is that per second?

It costs $100,000 per second!

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