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Fox eliminates shorter/defined ad breaks

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by phrelin, May 14, 2009.

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  1. Henry

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    You may not have to FF. Bravo's been doing this for a while. Fortunately, the "pieces of content" have little or no bearing on whatever is on-going in the main program. I find it easy to "skip" over them without fear of missing anything.
     
  2. jeffshoaf

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    On this week's Family Guy, Stewie pointed out and complained about the pop-up ad for another show that was taking up the bottom of the screen at the time! :lol:
     
  3. pfp

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    Yep, and in the Family Guy tradition they took something mildly amusing and ran with it so long that it became a bit annoying.
     
  4. pfp

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    SNL did a similiar thing with TNT and basketball coverage too.
     
  5. TXD16

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    If the sometime out-of-the-box-thinking Fox execs followed the Hulu model of infrequent 15-second commercials, they would practically guarantee that everyone viewing either live or recorded would see each and every ad. At the 15-second level, it's no easy task and really not worth it, to try to avoid the pitches.
     
  6. bicker1

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    One 15 second commercial, every minute.

    45 seconds of program; 15 seconds of commercial; 45 seconds of program; 15 seconds of commercial; 45 seconds of program; 15 seconds of commercial; etc.

    Yeah, that'll work, eh? :rolleyes:
     
  7. TXD16

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    Apparently you missed the operative term "infrequent."

    To put it another way, fewer, shorter commercials, with increased viewership may be a model that works economically. There's nothing sacred about the current network model, as Fox has already demonstrated.

    Regardless, by copy of this posting, I give the Fox execs full permission to use and benefit from my ridiculously simple yet brilliant idea (actually, I suppose Hulu has to be given credit).
     
  8. bicker1

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    No I didn't miss it at all. However, it is unreasonable to expect networks to accept less advertising revenue than they get now.

    I'll give you the benefit of the doubt: Let's cut commercial time in half. So that's still a 15 second interruption after 90 seconds, and again and again.

    Fox's experiment failed. Or didn't you notice?
     
  9. TXD16

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    I don't remember mentioning anything about less revenue.

    No, let's try it this way; Only four 15-second commercials each half hour, but with an increased actual viewership factor of 10.

    Exactly one of my points. Fox is capable of out-of-the-box thinking, but missed the model this time. Or didn't you notice?
     
  10. bicker1

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    But your implication in that regard was inescapable, even though you may wish to dispute it.

    Your fantasy doesn't pay the bills. Nice try.

    You simply don't have a grasp on the real value of viewers' eyes.
     
  11. TXD16

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    Uh-huh.
     
  12. bicker1

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    I'm glad we were able to finally agree on something.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    Folks, let's take the personal discussions to private message, ok?
     

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