CNBC Sells Out GOP Debate Ad Space at Hefty Price

Business network selling 30-second spots for $250,000

Last Updated: October 27, 2015 @ 1:07 PM

CNBC has sold out its commercial inventory ahead of Wednesday’s GOP debate, the network told TheWrap on Tuesday.

Spots are reportedly selling at $250,000 for 30-second commercials, and in some cases, even more.

That amount is 25 percent more than CNN pocketed for its GOP debate in September and a huge increase from CNBC’s normal primetime rate of $50,000.

Donald Trump, and to a lesser extent the Republican field, has paid off in a big way for TV news networks.

The first and second debates hauled in 24 and 23 million viewers, respectively, and millions in profits.

CNBC’s GOP debate airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.