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The extended version of the spot takes the top position in a chart filled with Super Bowl ads.
Ashley Highfield, the chief executive of Johnston Press, has hailed the acquisition of i as an opportunity to gain significant national advertising scale and win "some of the pounds from The Times and the Telegraph".
The advertising boss of ESI Media has claimed The Independent can thrive as a strong digital-only brand because of its journalism and that other publishers will be looking to follow suit by shutting their print editions.