As ratings plummet NFL &Cbs discuss ways to shorten games

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 2 months ago '07        #1
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illmatic826 572 heat pts572
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As ratings plummet NFL &Cbs discuss ways to shorten games
 

 
After this season's ratings drop, the NFL is looking to fix the problem.
It recently met with CBS -- one of the networks that airs games -- to figure out a way to make them shorter.
During an earnings call on Wednesday, CBS CEO Les Moonves said the two sides had met to see if advertising could be done differently.


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NFL and CBS discuss how to make games shorter

By Ahiza Garcia February 16, 2017 12:12PM EST
After this season's ratings drop, the NFL is looking to fix the problem.
It recently met with CBS -- one of the networks that airs games -- to figure out a way to make them shorter.
During an earnings call on Wednesday, CBS CEO Les Moonves said the two sides had met to see if advertising could be done differently.

"We're all looking at how the product can be more efficient, possibly speeding up the games," Moonves said. "So we're looking at some reformat ideas. Obviously, we're not planning on cutting advertising."
The NFL and its partner TV networks generate a great deal of revenue from ad sales during the regular season and the Super Bowl. This season, Super Bowl LI ads cost about $5 million.
On the call, Moonves said he still thinks the NFL is "the premier property in all of media."

Related: NFL's Roger Goodell: Would shorter games boost lousy ratings?
Changing the length or format of ads is one of the things NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell proposed in early November -- when viewership was down 12% from the previous year -- as a way to boost ratings. He also said maybe instant replays could be faster.

Competition with the presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was part of the reason ratings were down this season, but poor match ups and the number of weekly games also had an effect.
Ratings rebounded a bit in the postseason as competition got better, and Super Bowl LI ended up being the fifth most-watched TV broadcast in history. That was largely due to the Patriots' miraculous winning comeback.
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 2 months ago '05        #2
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They know how to shorten games but won't because they dont wanna lose that bread
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 2 months ago '07        #3
KeepinItTrill 23 heat pts23
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stop having commercials every 2 plays
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 2 months ago '14        #4
Kyu 331 heat pts331
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Who gives a fu*k about shorter games.

How about every team run a no huddle

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 2 months ago '05        #5
DaDon23 50 heat pts50
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 KeepinItTrill said:
stop having commercials every 2 plays
Exactly, there's no reason why we should have commercial break right after a score. Then come back from that to watch the ball kicked out of the endzone in route to another commercial.
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 2 months ago '04        #6
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The commercials happen that way bc they miss their time marks for commercial breaks within the game so they have to make it up somewhere since they cant do it in the middle of a drive when there is no stoppage of play.

Now if we are talking about shortening commercial breaks then im all for it
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 2 months ago '06        #7
Clyde 1141 heat pts1141
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Commercials acter every change of possession

If they try to shorten the play clock or some sh*t
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 2 months ago '14        #8
Daptism 16 heat pts16
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Average amount of action is 11 minutes of the 60 minutes. Cut the amount of commercials in half and let more plays happen.
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 2 months ago '11        #9
dgamer101 3 heat pts
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Shorten the season by like 2-3 games. Get rid of maybe 3-4 teams. Restructure divisions so they are more geography based and teams don't have to travel far for division games.

Players will be fresher. Less injuries. More stars on more teams. Idk
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 2 months ago '12        #10
Fresh.E 65 heat pts65
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we can stream online now, legally and

That's why ratings drop. Start incorporating streams like album sales and your numbers don't lower as much
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 2 months ago '14        #11
Mr Harrow 34 heat pts34
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 KeepinItTrill said:
stop having commercials every 2 plays
And let the dudes have fun out there. Celebrations and all that sh*t.
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 2 months ago '12        #12
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 Fresh.E said:
we can stream online now, legally and

That's why ratings drop.

And Redzone.

I honestly watch Redzone so I dont have to see the commercials every two minutes OR the hour long referee replay reviews.

fu*k outta here with that sh*t
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 2 months ago '07        #13
HeckDaMonsta 2 heat pts
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Let the players have fun again. simplify the rule book they're way too many rules, players get flagged every other play now. U can't hit qbs high and now u can't hit em low wtf?
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 2 months ago '04        #14
NaMeLeSs- 83 heat pts83
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Let them wear nascar style jerseys if it means the games last 120 mins at most.
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 2 months ago '14        #15
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I tried bringing this up in another thread...


I don't know how accurate this is but I read something about the ratings issue is not as bad as people think. It has a lot to do with people watching the games through other venues other than TV.

Something about streaming the games or watching via social media makes up for a good amount of the ratings or viewers that the NFL can't quite use or haven't figured out a way to use those numbers along with the traditional "Nielson Ratings"

Once they figure out a way to incorporate those #s everything will be back to normal or even have a higher rating than they might have anticipated
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 2 months ago '05        #16
Ghettoquiz 15 heat pts15
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do it like soccer. just have the adds pop up in the corner as the game is being played
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 2 months ago '07        #17
Bkjj11 3155 heat pts3155
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lol commercials is the time to go p!ss or something. doubt thats the true issue.

teams need to put better products out there.
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 2 months ago '16        #18
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 Clyde said:
Commercials acter every change of possession

If they try to shorten the play clock or some sh*t
Acter every possession right
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 2 months ago '09        #19
messy marv stan 4144 heat pts4144
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 KeepinItTrill said:
stop having commercials every 2 plays

yup. they should just show all the ads during the pregame shows. ads after every other play just slows down the game. and its the same ads in every commercial break
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 2 months ago '07        #20
ThaRealTmac 10 heat pts10
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Why not just double up by running ads that feature other ads in them?
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