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General Discussions => TV Talk => Topic started by: jw on March 17, 2004, 01:38:58 AM

Title: Loss of Viewers: One reason
Post by: jw on March 17, 2004, 01:38:58 AM
Everybody is complaining about commericals during each race this year.
I have discovered so far this season that commerical time is UP over 2003.

The Breakdown: Left Column(2003)-Middle Column(2004)-Right Column+-
Daytona 500    1:04:06*, 59:15(NBC)      
Subway 400        50:54 ,  59:46  , 8:52
Las Vegas           47:24 ,  52:10  , 4:46
Atlanta               48:25 ,  1:01:22, 12:57

 *-2003 Daytona 500 rained out after 109 Laps

  NASCAR needs to tell the networks to control the commerical time or
viewers are going to leave.

Title: Loss of Viewers: One reason
Post by: Cheryl on March 17, 2004, 01:54:04 AM
Great analyis, JW!  You are the man!  

I was wondering it you had a chance to time the commercials during the truck race on Saturday?  I meant to write and ask you sooner, but forgot until now.  If you didn't, can you try to time them when they race next at Martinsville next month?  I really felt that we saw so much less of the race on Speed, than we do WC race on Fox and NBC because of so many commercials.


Title: Loss of Viewers: One reason
Post by: Vivian on March 17, 2004, 03:33:51 AM
Okay, JW, how do you do it?  And what do you do in your chosen profession?  The stats you come up with are something!  Do you work in television, maybe?  I just think it is amazing that you can keep those stats and I think it is great that you share them with us.  Thanks.

Title: The best way for networks to show more of the race is to...
Post by: 17RoushFan on April 13, 2004, 04:24:08 AM
use up more commercials in the prerace festivities, then take two sets of commercials instead of one for the pace laps. if there are still some that have not been used yet, save them for after the victory lane celebration. then fox/nbc can have a full post-race show. unfortunately, it's easier said than done.

as it is right now, usually nbc/tnt uses 9 "green-flag commercial breaks." i remember last fall, when at dover and darlington, i think they would go at least 20 or 30 minutes without a break since there were lots of cautions. if it's a caution-free race, then the fans will definitely be paying the price. it's a shame sometimes.