The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl on Sunday night. But between the plays on the field, audiences stayed tuned in to watch the most anticipated commercials of the year.
For some, watching the ads is more entertaining than watching the actual game. The commercials, which cost $100,000 a second, become water cooler talk the next day at work, as people reminisce over those that made them laugh the hardest.
USA TODAY's annual “Ad Meter,” in which a panel of viewers watched and ranked the ads, picked Bud Light’s ad involving catering dogs and a Doritos ad where a pug lunges at a chip as the best of the bunch. Another popular entry was a Volkswagen ad featuring a young boy dressed as Darth Vader. It was released before the game and received more than 13 million views on YouTube.
All of the Super Bowl XLV commercials can be conveniently found on one YouTube channel.
How do you think the ads this year compare with those from past years? What was your favorite ad from the game?