Weekly spending on TV ads by all presidential candidates in 2012

This graph shows the weekly spending on TV ads for the presidential campaign by the Republican candidates and president Obama up until November 6, 2012. During the week ending October 27, Barack Obama spent about 24 million U.S. dollars on political ads, while Romney only spent 13 million U.S. dollars.

Weekly spending on TV ads for the presidential campaign by all candidates up to election day 2012

Barack ObamaMitt Romney
Nov 5 to Nov 630,000,00015,000,000
Oct 28 to Nov 437,000,00020,000,000
Oct 22 to 2724,000,00013,000,000
Oct 15 to 2120,000,00012,000,000
Oct 8 to 1420,000,00010,000,000
Oct 1 to 725,000,0009,000,000
Sep 24 to 3013,000,0006,000,000
Sep 17 to 2316,000,0006,000,000
Sep 10 to 1611,000,0005,000,000
Sep 3 to 99,000,0003,000,000
Aug 27 to Sep 212,000,0001,000,000
Aug 20 to 2610,900,0005,200,000
Aug 13 to 191,100,0002,300,000
Aug 6 to 124,600,000498,880
July 30 to Aug 515,900,0002,600,000
July 23 to 298,500,0003,400,000
July 16 to 226,700,0003,500,000
July 9 to 156,500,0003,200,000
July 2 to 85,400,0003,100,000
June 25 to July 19,400,0002,200,000
June 18 to 245,900,0002,300,000
June 11 to 175,400,0002,100,000
June 4 to 104,400,0001,500,000
May 28 to June 34,900,0001,400,000
May 21 to 274,800,0001,400,000
May 14 to 204,600,000405,080
May 7 to May 133,700,000-
April 30 to May 6790,67050
April 23 to 29159,670-
April 16 to 22305,70017,830
April 9 to 15596,090516,050
April 2 to 8568,40078,640
March 26 to Apr 1-390,930
March 19 to 25-315,170
March 12 to 18-613,740
March 5 to 11-363,820
Feb 27 to March 48,740870,460
Feb 20 to 2615,330830,060
Feb 13 to 19-249,710
Feb 6 to 12-15,530
Jan 30 to Feb 5-901,190
Jan 23 to 291,400,0002,100,000
Jan 16 to 22513,1301,800,000
Jan 9 to 15-1,400,000
Jan 2 to 8-1,200,000
Dec 27 to Jan 1-347,100
Dec 19 to 26-182,420
Dec 12 to 18-182,760
Dec 5 to 11-184,230
Nov 28 to Dec 4-100,200
Nov 21 to 27-56,500
Nov 14 to 20--
Nov 7 to 13--
Oct 31 to Nov 6--
Before October 31--
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Source

Release date

November 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 31, 2011 to November 6, 2012

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