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NBC 2012 Olympics Coverage

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

  1. Jul 28, 2012 #81 of 578
    James Long

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    There was no tribute to the slain Israelis in the opening ceremonies to cut out. The IOC decided against it and the controversy and alternative tribute was noted by the announcers.

    There were a lot of inappropriate commentary ... much of it could have been fixed by saying nothing at all - especially before the parade of nations.

    I didn't know we were getting the inane drivel commentary. Perhaps on the DVD of the event it can be commentary free? Some of the commentary was needed (as American's don't know the people involved). But some was offensive and the rest was "ehh".
     
  2. Jul 28, 2012 #82 of 578
    crabtrp

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    One day the US networks will understand that people want to see events live. One day.

    Package stuff up in highlights for primetime for people who want to consume it that way, but show everything live.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2012 #83 of 578
    inkahauts

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    You don't get it.the opening ceremonies has no real time importance for being shown. So even though it's dumb they didn't just show it live and then repeat it (and anyone saying going to midnight with the olympics is smart in general as well even if it's delayed is missing the idea that not all parents are foolish and let their little kids stay up that late) it makes sense, people simply want to see it, it doesn't much matter when. But the actual sports, that's a whole other ball game, but as someone else said, we are at their mercy, so they will have high ratings anyway. They just don't get they could push them even higher if they used a different approach with a lot more live events and if they made it easier to forge out what was going tone on when, which frankly is terribly communicated.

    And the ad revenue will be there no matter what. Saying it won't be is just not being realistic.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2012 #84 of 578
    Maruuk

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    How will NBC explain intentionally blacking out the moving 7/7 tribute during the Opening Ceremony with a canned Michael Phelps puff piece? Corporate censorship at its worst.
     
  5. Jul 28, 2012 #85 of 578
    inkahauts

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    Of the people in this nation that watch the Olympics, how,any do you think actually want to watch on their computers? Heck, how many do you think would even bother to try? Very very few in comparison to those that want to watch on their big tvs. The streaming is awesome,but it's not he answer.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2012 #86 of 578
    inkahauts

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    Nbc should make every channel they have except two show just one or two sports, and then use one for all their extra athlete profiles, and one for a red zone style showing of the Olympics, constantly jumping to something that is going on that is exciting, and over all the different sports. Just a. General idea of how they could really up the coverage and make it all exciting.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2012 #87 of 578
    inkahauts

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    That didn't even show Atlanta live on the west coast. :(
     
  8. Jul 28, 2012 #88 of 578
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    I just keeping thinking "wow" as I contemplate nbc's horrible, horrible decision making.
     
  9. Jul 28, 2012 #89 of 578
    tonyd79

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    They wouldnt show live stuff if it were live in prime time. They want to package everything for maximum ratings, which, of course, proves they know what they are doing.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2012 #90 of 578
    Hoosier205

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    Can't wait to watch that 400 IM final tonight :)rolleyes:) now that we ALREADY KNOW THE RESULT! Idiots...
     
  11. Jul 28, 2012 #91 of 578
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    You know when that day will be?.. when fewer than 40 million people watched the packaged primetime show of the Opening Ceremony and actually make a statement that they refuse to watch it on tape and instead demand it live. Until then, it's not changing

    So the legions of people on Twitter, all the media outlets vetting complaints and all the negative criticism out there just doesn't matter? It can't go both ways. If it didn't matter when it was shown, why are there supposedly so many people out there asking why it wasn't live and decrying NBC for not offering it live? I know it's towing the line of what's sports and what's not, but you can't tell me that just because this wasn't sports that people didn't want to see it live. They did, NBC didn't show it, and they were pissed. And yet they all watched anyway to tell us how bad it was.

    I can count on 1 hand the number of NFL games that drew bigger audiences than the Opening Ceremony last night. Don't give me this "we're at their mercy" argument because we do this every Olympics. People always say they're fed up with NBC and will never watch again. Yet, here we are. Higher numbers than Beijing and that ceremony was hyped up way more than this one. And as for the ad revenue, why is it going to be there anyway? You think companies would pay the same big bucks they do if the ratings weren't this high? I sincerely doubt it.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2012 #92 of 578
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    It doesn't prove they know what they're doing.. it proves they know how to exploit their customers in order to make money. And they're going to continue doing that until it stops working. Judging by last night.. it's still working.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2012 #93 of 578
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    No. It doesn't really. They dont know if another approach would work or not.

    They remind me of Panera Bread who regularly run out of some breads Sunday morning and have none to sell to customers who continue to ask for them as late as 2 pm. Panera's response? We are making the right amount because we sell out.

    Times are changing. People know what happens now. We all know Michael Phelps finished
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  14. Jul 28, 2012 #94 of 578
    Baldmaga

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    NBC would win gold for Worst Broadcaster so far...
     
  15. Jul 28, 2012 #95 of 578
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    Agree, what a lame excuse lol, what's the difference between a live competition vs an opening ceremony? context? LMAO, epic fail excuse
     
  16. Jul 28, 2012 #96 of 578
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    What's worst is that NBC is not even hiding the fact that Phelps already lost today. I saw the headline on NBColympics online and Telemundo mentioned it. Is this what their plan is for this year? Hell, at least 4 years ago they tried to keep those events a secret until primetime.
     
  17. Jul 28, 2012 #97 of 578
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    Was anyone able to see the swimming 400 IM live online? It never showed up for me, just a message that is was upcoming.... so I'm guessing NBC is claiming all events are available online - except those we'll force you to wait 12 hours?
     
  18. Jul 28, 2012 #98 of 578
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    Damn. I didn't know till reading this thread. I've blacked out on all other media, but I thought DBSTalk would be safe from spoilers.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2012 #99 of 578
    Laxguy

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    I see a huge difference between the two. Monster.
     
  20. Hoosier205

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    I thought I would just have my normal issues with NBC. I never expected them to perform this poorly.
     

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