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NBC 2012 Olympics Coverage

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by gusmahler, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    They'd have more total viewers if they aided it both live and replayed it latter. And more importantly, they'd me able to make more money.
     
  2. Hoosier205

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    Population had increased. TV penetration has increased. So on and so forth. Ratings and hours of coverage are not the only gauges of improvement. Showing us more on tape delay after telling us the results beforehand? What low standards...
     
  3. Quaker2001

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    Please enlighten us then. How do they maximize their profits? What should NBC be doing that they haven't figured out from 2 decades of experience? "In the right" and "maximizing their profits" are 2 completely separate concepts. Do you really think the viewers and the sponsor dollars would be there for primetime if most of what's in primetime was shown earlier?
     
  4. James Long

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    The thought that the viewers siphoned off of the late night viewing would view live during the day and somehow have additional viewers doesn't work. The network would also lose primetime viewers who could see the footage on their local non-NBC affiliate. That "first run" viewing is important. Plus whatever they bumped to show prime time events live would not get seen - losing those viewers.

    There is a method to NBC's madness ... perhaps those complaining are seeing the madness and don't understand the method. The ratings numbers support the method. At the end of the Olympics, NBC Universal will look back on the games and gauge the success of their broadcast not on what Twitter had to say but on what Nielson has to say. That is the reality.
     
  5. James Long

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    Ratings are a percentage of potential viewers. Population and TV penetration is automatically taken into account. :)
    A high rating in 1988 would have been with less competition than we have today.
     
  6. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    ...and the NBC apologists will perpetuate that and bring us another unnecessarily tape delayed Olympics next time.
     
  7. Quaker2001

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    Bingo. If the sponsors open up the checkbook, then NBC can claim victory. And since the sponsors will only open the checkbook based on how many people are watching the ads, the ratings will tell most of the story.
     
  8. Quaker2001

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    No.. the sponsors will perpetuate that because they'll continue to pay for what NBC is doing. They're the enablers here. If they were convince NBC wasn't getting the job done, they could drive the boat in a different direction.
     
  9. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

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    False. It's viewers will low standards who will perpetuate it.
     
  10. James Long

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    So hit NBC where it hurts ... don't watch. Make their ratings go down and they might just listen.

    As long as the ratings back up what they are doing they will keep doing it ... every two years through at least 2020.
     
  11. Quaker2001

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    Ahh, so now it's the viewers' fault, not NBC. You should have made that clearer earlier. :lol:

    Take a look at my signature, it's a line from the movie The Running Man (with Arnold Schwarzengger back in the 1980s). There's so much truth in that now, it's almost prophetic. I don't care what everyone and their mother says on Twitter about what they want from NBC. Because I'm not convinced they'll be watching in the same numbers otherwise if NBC didn't do it this way. So yea, if all the viewers have such low standards that NBC can feed them crap because it's more profitable than the alternative, get used to it.
     
  12. Karen

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    I didn't watch last night and I don't intend to watch any prime time coverage of the olympics. I might make an exception of the closing ceremonies, but will hate myself the entire time. <g>

    I've enjoyed watching during the day, but will read at night.
     
  13. Hoosier205

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    I didn't say it is the viewers fault. I said it was NBC's and viewers, such as you and James, will perpetuate it.
     
  14. James Long

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    Quaker, myself and about 20.55 to 30.95 million other Americans (depending on the half hour) who watched Phelps primetime coverage (although I'm not sure if Quaker saw it, and I watched it this afternoon on my DVR ... skimming past the other sports and most commercials).

    [table]Time|Rating/Share|Millions of Viewers
    8:00|5.9/23|20.55
    8:30|6.9/25|23.36
    9:00|8.1/28|27.67
    9:30|9.5/31|31.84
    10:00|9.3/30|30.95
    10:30|9.5/30|30.08[/table]
    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...isive-victory-for-nbc-and-ryan-lochte/143162/

    Sometimes one has to accept what one cannot change and adapt.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    Haha...right. Never expect better. Great motto to live by.
     
  16. Quaker2001

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    See, you're still under the impression that all 20 million of those viewers don't like what they're getting (probably based on what you see on Twitter). Maybe those folks actually enjoy what they're getting. Maybe they don't mind how NBC is presenting the Olympics. Not everyone seems to share the opinion here that NBC is ruining the Olympics. I know I don't think that way for the most part, in spite of more than a few improvements I'd like to see NBC make.
     
  17. Hoosier205

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    Of my own? Nice that you have taken it upon yourself to speak on behalf of 30-40 million others. Funny how you took ownership of them. I'm happy that NBC has been good enough for you. Some of us have a higher standard however.
     
  18. Hoosier205

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    Pretty bad when US residents have to pick up a foreign feed to get a decent broadcast of the Olympics. The BBC has done an incredible job thus far.
     
  19. Quaker2001

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    I know, right? Amazing that so many people want to watch the Olympics that they're turning to international feeds AND still setting record ratings in the United States.

    I've heard before how these types of illegal streams would be what finally forced NBC to change things up. How's that working out for them.
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    Illegal feeds? Haha...no. Straight from the BBC. NBC could stifle the need for outside streaming options if they put a muzzle on Costas and crew and bothered to show major events live.
     

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