This type of use is considered “network broadcast use.” If a commercial is running on interconnected stations (a network) in more than 21 cities, or sponsors a program (“This program is brought to you by …”) it constitutes Class A program use. The cycle begins with the first use date and payments are made on a declining rate formula for each use occurring within a 13-week period.
For example, the first Class A use is paid at the same rate as the session fee. The second use within the 13-week cycle is $157.11 for an on-camera performer. Uses #3-13 are paid at $124.64 each and the 14th and each use thereafter is paid at $59.75. (Group performers and voice-over performers are paid under a similar formula, with lower rates reflecting their classifications).