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updated 1/3/2012 1:11:15 PM ET 2012-01-03T18:11:15

Super Bowl spots are still the hottest ticket in advertising.

NBC says it has sold all the commercial airtime for the Feb. 5 game in Indianapolis and even has a waiting list of advertisers hoping to get into the game. The average cost for a 30-second spot this year is $3.5 million, with some time slots costing as much as $4 million.

Seth Winter, senior vice president of NBC Sports group sales & marketing, says the last time slot was sold just after Thanksgiving. A year ago, Fox Sports said it sold the last of its advertising spots before the end of October.

Slots are still available during NBC's pregame show.

(Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC Universal.)

Watch all of last year's Super Bowl ads here.

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