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Jeep Has Most-Watched Auto Ad for Third Straight Week

The No.1 ad for the week of July 12, entitled “Wildly Civilized,” promotes the Jeep Grand Cherokee midsize SUV.

For the third week in a row, Jeep retains the pole position among’s ranking of the most-watched automotive commercials – the ads that have generated the highest number of impressions across national broadcast and cable TV airings.

The No.1 ad for the week of July 12, entitled “Wildly Civilized,” promotes the Jeep Grand Cherokee midsize SUV. The ad also leads the pack in estimated TV spend, at $2.5 million. According to Ace Metrix Creative Assessment survey data from iSpot, the commercial’s creative elements elevated viewer attention to 6.2% above the norm for auto ads in the last 90 days, and proved 6.4% more likeable. 

Following as a close second (assisted by an estimated $2.3 million spend on the week) is a new ad from Nissan to support its Pathfinder SUV. With a run-time of 15 seconds, the spot gets right to the point backed by the guitar riff from “Salute Your Solution” by Jack White’s The Raconteurs. The product itself was named the single best thing about the ad by 23% of Ace Metrix survey respondents.

Toyota’s dust-donut competition among its fleet of pickups spins into third place. Featuring a mix of male and female drivers, the spot lifted attention 0.3% above the norm for automotive ads in the past 90 days, according to Ace Metrix. Survey respondents found the visual scenes to be the single best thing, with “exciting” rated as the top emotion around the commercial.

Lincoln remains in fourth with its ocean-themed ad for the Nautilus CUV. The brand spent a nearly equal amount airing the spot on both Fox News and HGTV, but Fox News delivered the goods on TV ad impressions with nearly 30% of the total versus 13.5% from HGTV.

Ram’s summer clearance spot, in fifth place, garnered 4.1% more attention than the norm for automotive ads in the past 90 days, while proving 6.3% more likeable as well. Ace Metrix survey respondents found the ad to be cinematic and nostalgic.


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1. Jeep: Wildly Civilized

Impressions: 383,704,596

Interruption Rate: 2.63%

Attention Index: 97

Est. TV Spend: $2,463,001


2. Nissan: Return to Rugged

Impressions: 304,727,427

Interruption Rate: 1.67%

Attention Index: 98

Est. TV Spend: $2,338,758


3. Toyota: Watch This

Impressions: 197,313,037

Interruption Rate: 1.79%

Attention Index: 98

Est. TV Spend: $1,614,277


4. Lincoln Motor Company: Summer Is a State of Mind

Impressions: 172,984,961

Interruption Rate: 3.02%

Attention Index: 97

Est. TV Spend: $1,037,460


5. Ram Trucks: Make This the Summer Event: Hauling Happiness

Impressions: 139,897,688

Interruption Rate: 2.79%

Attention Index: 97

Est. TV Spend: $733,342


Data provided by, TV Ad Measurement for Disruptive Brands


TV Impressions - Total TV ad impressions delivered for the brand or spot.

Interruption Rate - The rate at which the audience present at the beginning of your ad disengages with it before it ends.

Attention Index - A comparison of your ad’s Interruption Rate against your specific media placement. The Attention Index is measured on a scale of 0 to 200, where 100 is the average and means your ad is performing as expected.

Est. National TV Spend - Amount spent on TV airings for the brand’s spots.


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