How the Largest Advertisers Captured Attention from March to May 2022

Starting this month, in addition to highlighting the best-performing individual ads, we'll also be taking a look at how viewers engage with the largest advertisers within four unique industries. In this post, we'll look back over the past three months to score the top 5 alcohol, insurance, quick-serve restaurant, and retail advertisers - measuring the performance of the industry's top spenders based on their ability to keep TV viewers in the room, with their eyes on the screen while the ads are aired. Note, that engagement metrics are based on TVision insights, but our rankings for ad spend are based on data from Media Radar. 

How do we measure TV Ad Viewability and Attention?

The scores in the lists  below are pulled directly from our new, easy-to-use platform: Ad ScoreboardAdvertisers use TVision's Ad Scoreboard to track their own TV ad engagement, as well as all their competitors'.

The scores indicate how well the brand captured attention and viewability over the last three months, compared to all other TV advertisers. The Scoring System ranges from 1 to 10.  For example, a score of 7 indicates that the brand is performing better than 70% of all the brands that TVision measures. Color coding makes it easy to understand at-a-glance: green is above average, yellow is average, and red is below average.

Attention and Viewability Scores - Largest Alcohol Advertisers

With summer upon us, American consumers are thinking about fun in the sun -  everything from picnics and barbecues, to parties on the beach.  At most of these parties,  beer, wine, and cocktails will play a responsible part. That makes these last few months a big advertising opportunity for the alcohol industry.  The chart below illustrates how the largest spenders in this category captured engaged audiences.  As you can see, across the board these advertisers have room to improve their overall viewability and attention to maximize the value they receive from their considerable TV advertising budgets.

*Brands are listed in order by total ad spend, based on Media Radar data.

Brand Viewability Attention
Modelo Especial Logo | Festisite
Corona (beer) - Wikipedia
Michelob ULTRA logo - Clovis Chamber of Commerce
Coors Light Launches Campaign Supporting Tom "The Iceman" Flores' Induction  to The Hall
Heineken - Heineken - Untappd


Second-by-Second Ad performance: Modelo - "The Fighting Spirit of Damian Lilliard"

Since Modelo scored the highest for attention among alcohol companies in the month, we took a look at how one of their ads grabbed viewer's attention second-by-second . With second-by-second insight into how viewers engage with an ad, marketers are able to pinpoint effective creative strategies. For Modelo, a celebrity spokesperson, a compelling narrative and classic creative elements like crowd noise and tones combined in this ad to garner 37.7% attention overall - slightly above average for all linear TV advertising. 


Read on for a look at the ad Viewability and Attention scores for Insurance, Retail and QSR.

Attention and Viewability Scores for the Largest Insurance Advertisers

Month in and month out the insurance industry includes some of the largest TV advertising spenders. Their campaigns, on average, score better than other industries for attention and viewability, but the race within the industry to engage audiences is intense. Because TV ad attention directly impacts brand recall, it's important for insurance advertisers to maximize attention throughout their campaigns.

Brand Viewability Attention
GEICO, Allstate to Raise Auto Insurance Premiums
Insurance Reviews & Ratings | Progressive
Allstate Announces Agreement to Sell Allstate Life Insurance Company |  Business Wire
Customize your insurance coverage | Liberty Mutual
State Farm Insurance - YouTube


Viewability and Attention Scores for the Largest Retail Advertisers

The retail industry sees some of the greatest variances in Attention and Viewability Scores among the five largest advertising spenders. Retailers with lower-performing attention and viewability scores can look to Amazon media planning for potential opportunities to improve their overall scores. 

Brand Viewability Attention
Walmart Logo - Free Transparent PNG Logos
Download Home Depot Logo Download HQ HQ PNG Image | FreePNGImg
Media Assets Amazon eGift Card - Amazon For All Occasions: Gift Cards
Lowe's Home Improvement


Viewability and Attention Scores for the Largest QSR Advertisers

The quick-serve restaurant industry includes some of America's best-known brands, including Domino's, McDonald's, and Taco Bell. TV advertising is a mainstay in the marketing plans of these large, well-known brands. But the data from Ad Scoreboard shows significant opportunities for these advertisers to optimize their spend in order to reach more engaged viewers. 

Brand Viewability Attention
Domino's Pizza Enterprises - Wikipedia
Taco Bell - Wikipedia
McDonald's - Wikipedia
Burger King menu in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
Arby's - Wikipedia


Across the board, advertisers that score in the lower ranges can make significant improvements to their overall scores with careful planning and optimization. With Ad Scoreboard, advertisers can identify opportunities to improve their scores by optimizing to higher performing programs, networks, and dayparts in-flight - after all, there is significant variance in attention and viewability within these factors. 

Viewability by Placement Chart


Brands can also use the data to identify the best performing creative with second-by-second analysis, and understand wear-out.  Remember to take a look at this month's top performing ads here

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