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NBC 2012 Olympics Coverage

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

  1. Quaker2001

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    Alright fine, I can't prove my case. Guilty as charged.

    Regardless.. if all you have is "could be" and that's your argument for NBC to change, they've got a bridge in Brooklyn they'd like to see you. If you want irrefutable proof that the NBC way is the most profitable there is, you're right, you're not going to get that. Even still, the evidence and the reasoning that says it does work far out-weighs whatever argument you seem to have that they're better off doing it another way (again, other than Twitter). If the burden of proof is on me and you think anyone at NBC can or should buy into "could be" because you say they should with barely a shred of reasoning why it actually could be, then which of the 2 of us is the one hiding behind an Internet forum screen name.
     
  2. Hoosier205

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    All you have is "couldn't be" and that's your argument for NBC not to change.
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    Nearly 1:20 am in London and NBC is showing us what the rest of the world has already seen.
     
  4. mrlqban

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    NBC's daytime coverage is good, except we have to watch the most important events online. However, their primetime coverage really sucks, besides the ratings, can anyone tell me one positive aspect of their 8pm-12am show?
     
  5. Quaker2001

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    I have a lot more than couldn't be. Unlike you, I actually have evidence to support that NBC knowns what they're doing. You just refuse to acknowledge any of it unless there's conclusive proof and all you have is "could be" as an argument which you're not even trying to support anymore. It's like a political candidate whose platform is "my opponent might be wrong, so you should vote for me in case he's not right!"

    This started as "NBC has a smart programming strategy" versus "there's a better way it could be done" I've offered plenty to support my end of the debate. What have you offered? Please tell me this argument is not about semantics and that my lack of proof ignores all the supporting evidence of why NBC is making smart decisions.
     
  6. Hoosier205

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    I can! Bob Costas and Meredith Viera aren't doing event commentary!
     
  7. Quaker2001

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    No.. we don't "have to." There are millions of people watching this broadcast now who didn't "have to" and/or watched them online and are watching again.

    What would make primetime better? You were never going to get live coverage in primetime. Should they have shown all these events already? To you, that would make primetime better, to be seeing everything for a 2nd time?
     
  8. boukengreen

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    and the ones who watched it online have seen it whats the big deal
     
  9. sigma1914

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    Nothing but complaining from a few of you. Don't watch if you're that mad...jeez.
     
  10. Hoosier205

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    NBC's Olympic coverage has become a national joke. Join in the laughter.
     
  11. anleva

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    I guess Canada didn't get the NBC memo that record ratings are only achieved by tape delaying to prime time.


    Record ratings for Opening Ceremony

    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/29/record-ratings-for-opening-ceremony
     
  12. yosoyellobo

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    Could someone point me to a real time schedule of of all the Olympic events.
     
  13. James Long

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    And your credentials? What do you claim to be?

    It seems strange that you offer a claim that NBC would do better if they showed events live but everyone else has to prove you wrong. Perhaps you're in politics?
     
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  15. Hoosier205

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    I claim to be retired.
     
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  17. James Long

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    Compared to what airings in previous years?

    The numbers look a little puffed totaling people who tuned in "at some point" during the program and a peak viewership at a specific time.
     
  18. anleva

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    Well someone in this thread was using NBC's record ratings for this years Olympic opening ceremonies compared to previous years to justify that tape delaying coverage to prime time was an act of genius. This is certainly a counter point to that conclusion.

    So you were fine with that comparison earlier yet take offense to that same logic here?
     
  19. James Long

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    The use of tape delay has been consistent ... Americans have been trained that the opening ceremonies will be aired in prime time regardless of where in the world they take place. That consistency is working ... and people are watching.

    It is easy to set a record when the last Olympics opening were aired live at an awful time. Look at the low scores for Beijing and Athens ... that practically screams "we aired them live" compared to a prime time audience. Atlanta was good but that would have been at a more reasonable time of day.

    Without providing the basis for the record that was broken it is hard to respect the record that was set.

    16.6 million tuned in to one of the channels at some point in the day and only 8.1 million watched the caldron lighting. Puffy numbers.
     
  20. Quaker2001

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    Yup, about 20 million people have joined in. I guess they must get the humor.
     

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