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This page includes filings from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website and from volunteers. Not all filings represent ad buys, and the data collected is not complete. Stations don't file on weekends.
Click on a state name to see filings there. Last update: 6:15 p.m., Aug. 26.

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STATE Stations All ad filings Non-candidates President Senate US House State Local
Florida
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78 40000 13804 3717 1548 4197 13868 2203
Pennsylvania
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42 34484 8607 1663 3769 2724 15053 2344
Iowa
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26 29283 13593 6081 2942 2617 3307 195
Ohio
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40 27774 10100 3088 2440 1115 7413 2854
Michigan
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42 25569 13223 1357 2687 2206 4816 374
Texas
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122 22801 2168 566 809 1213 13179 3709
North Carolina
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40 22663 11348 1726 3321 1200 3517 528
Wisconsin
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36 21033 8012 1650 1355 1341 7933 327
California
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100 20436 7304 499 806 4465 2673 2921
Illinois
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36 19346 4800 1513 1778 2782 6179 1518
Georgia
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36 17968 5249 740 3908 2046 4765 403
Colorado
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27 17906 7050 1755 3825 1877 1654 223
New York
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49 17016 4590 1420 897 2063 4810 2333
Virginia
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30 15820 5203 1609 3363 1269 3785 336
Missouri
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32 15667 4924 1100 1977 1704 4703 1106
Nevada
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17 14079 5139 2008 1079 1186 2249 2098
Louisiana
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32 13716 4770 72 3256 590 3576 1170
Massachusetts
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18 13248 4589 2044 1847 1199 2573 446
Arkansas
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21 12573 6700 196 1689 361 2615 179
Minnesota
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24 12503 4554 1149 2788 2288 1330 61
Oregon
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26 12192 4932 60 2416 908 2440 923
Arizona
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27 12085 5289 463 378 2088 2807 140
Hawaii
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23 11695 4803 346 629 2233 2981 209
South Carolina
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23 11254 4280 2386 877 267 2418 626
Kentucky
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22 10248 3351 238 2246 338 2930 709
Indiana
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31 10201 2163 1021 1241 1121 3001 1411
District of Columbia
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6 8713 3878 435 860 1013 2261 61
Tennessee
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37 8365 2235 324 1177 1025 1436 1886
Alabama
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36 8046 807 252 801 312 4704 648
West Virginia
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15 7828 2484 102 1286 1085 1626 493
Kansas
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23 7114 2588 200 1262 878 1270 141
Maine
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10 7031 1724 442 1694 604 1732 46
South Dakota
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17 6846 2780 45 2516 101 996 38
New Hampshire
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5 5531 2756 944 464 752 368 126
North Dakota
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20 5456 1807 71 671 683 1797 80
Montana
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19 5137 1146 22 1136 2000 429 285
Nebraska
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20 4956 1447 1026 311 293 1304 75
Mississippi
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25 4867 1027 99 440 396 1936 730
Washington
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27 4622 1727 139 189 755 1090 435
New Mexico
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21 4572 1120 50 1073 491 1569 195
Maryland
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10 4414 997 81 765 244 1485 788
Connecticut
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9 4200 1250 126 669 763 1355 27
Alaska
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13 3660 1719 37 1237 38 278 212
Oklahoma
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24 3228 551 393 295 368 1069 332
Vermont
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5 3170 1116 936 126 286 674 10
Rhode Island
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4 2244 41 143 103 34 1571 305
Idaho
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14 1918 238 153 108 60 1227 59
Utah
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13 1892 746 110 23 616 144 233
Wyoming
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13 318 68 57 37 23 41 21
New Jersey
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11 248 40 58 21 2 85 15
Delaware
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1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

Prior to July 1, 2014, only ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates in the top 50 TV markets were required to make their files public online. After July 1, 2014, all stations are uploading their files.