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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: 1:15 p.m., Oct. 30.

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STATE Stations All ad filings Non-candidates President Senate US House State Local
Florida
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78 28920 8909 2461 1206 3632 11165 963
Pennsylvania
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42 19590 4202 234 1876 1921 10621 562
Michigan
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42 19524 10056 46 2467 1874 3973 282
North Carolina
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40 17165 9227 962 2684 881 2271 243
Ohio
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40 15547 4427 1499 1586 747 5407 1237
Texas
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122 15168 1160 0 673 661 10225 1539
California
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100 14766 5706 0 313 3470 2097 1764
Wisconsin
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36 14107 5363 520 675 1038 6066 36
Iowa
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26 14028 6551 0 2441 1871 2525 116
Colorado
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27 13381 4777 1421 2643 1730 1357 34
Georgia
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36 13344 3845 0 3155 1803 3679 87
Virginia
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30 11829 3732 1098 3073 1041 2601 63
Illinois
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36 11696 2480 0 1128 2307 4763 266
New York
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49 10787 2524 1 835 1524 3573 1524
Missouri
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32 10779 3468 6 1747 1349 3241 823
Arkansas
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21 9982 5580 0 1456 259 1918 48
Arizona
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27 9940 4361 0 303 1862 2471 109
Hawaii
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23 9789 3911 0 616 1982 2708 85
Minnesota
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24 9457 3522 38 2569 1883 1082 38
Oregon
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26 9202 3786 0 2157 781 1528 463
Nevada
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17 8984 3115 804 672 915 1762 1511
Massachusetts
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18 8556 2530 413 1668 1088 2240 391
Kentucky
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22 6066 2058 48 2054 232 715 564
Kansas
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23 5932 2263 0 1105 738 1053 33
Louisiana
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32 5925 2113 0 2466 404 315 398
South Dakota
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17 5412 1957 7 2204 61 851 0
Tennessee
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37 5316 1331 7 1054 762 1195 748
Maine
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10 5123 929 0 1474 442 1410 17
District of Columbia
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6 5066 2083 417 461 147 1706 49
Alabama
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36 4621 348 0 16 122 3605 119
West Virginia
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15 4600 1341 0 1169 909 345 95
South Carolina
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23 4579 1343 197 700 238 1850 45
Indiana
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31 4524 950 1 855 571 1591 376
North Dakota
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20 4030 1461 0 564 635 994 35
New Mexico
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21 3844 947 0 971 379 1319 155
Washington
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27 3587 1278 0 172 597 983 291
Connecticut
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9 3564 967 0 669 706 1214 3
Montana
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19 3520 588 0 988 1687 35 135
New Hampshire
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5 3212 1344 181 396 708 330 126
Alaska
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13 3073 1442 0 1187 33 242 88
Nebraska
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20 2716 784 0 248 153 1089 4
Maryland
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10 2256 358 3 269 185 1176 213
Oklahoma
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24 1891 254 5 254 285 931 129
Rhode Island
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4 1849 37 0 85 24 1401 258
Utah
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13 1375 612 0 22 563 73 90
Vermont
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5 1315 497 7 57 271 460 1
Idaho
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14 1141 101 0 71 12 894 9
Mississippi
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25 882 154 0 334 66 24 113
Wyoming
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13 180 42 0 26 2 29 11
New Jersey
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11 133 10 0 15 2 77 4
Delaware
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1 0 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.