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@DanielOrmsby @sean donaldsonWhich is absolutely the way to go. As has been proven with NBC airing figure skating live during the day then repackaging it at night, it's different crowds. Some want it live, as it happens. Some want it at night after their day is over.. And the success of the figure skating being shown twice and the ratings that have come with it show it's the route NBC needs to go from 2016 to 2020. It was written earlier how NBC was protecting the West Coast prime time ratings by not showing curling starting at midnight EST. Which is dumb since the people watching the prime time show don't care about live curling. Satisfy both sets of fans -- the sports fans who want to watch live sports ON THEIR TVs as it happens -- not online -- and the Aunt Bee crowd who want it in a nice package 20 hours after the fact. It's really not that difficult, and ESPN/ABC's approach would have done wonders to satisfy all fans and not piss off a lot of them.
1 year ago on If Fox, ESPN or CBS got the Olympics, who would host?
Well, there was tape delay for Vancouver as well in prime time -- for the Mountain and Pacific time zones. What a concept, though, for cable. Show events live -- no matter the time -- and people will watch. Figure skating live has been better than being taped. If anything, this is further cementing that NBC can -- and SHOULD -- show events live and people will still watch again in prime time. Lessons to be learned -- and put into place -- for Rio and especially for South Korea in 2018.
1 year ago on NBC Olympic ratings start to lag, still large
There is an easy solution for the league to make Thursday games better and get more money from the networks.
Expand the season to 18 weeks and add a second bye. And as part of that second bye, teams will have the week off before playing a Thursday game.
It provides an extra week of programming of games for the networks, thus the NFL can demand/get more money from them. It improves the Thursday product. And with extra time off, the league can play up the safety aspect of it.
1 year ago on CBS wins Thursday Night Football NFL package
Too bad. Dave Simms is so much better on the PBP than those two. But, alas, contracts and such.
1 year, 1 month ago on Why networks should give more opportunities to young broadcasters
It somewhat wasn't the station's fault, though someone should have said, "Wait a minute." The NTSB just said a summer intern provided the names/"information" to the station, which ran with it.
1 year, 7 months ago on Here's one of the most unfortunate local news screwups ever
A clown act whose schtick has worn thin. Terrible on Nuggets game. Terrible on the radio show with Rockies slurper Drew Goodman. How those two have a three-hour show every day boggles the mind.
2 years, 1 month ago on Nuggets announcer Scott Hastings blames Broncos loss on vast NFL conspiracy
Denver not a huge sports market? It's in the most active state, plus the USOC and lots of athletes based an hour away in Colorado Springs. Missy Franklin from Aurora spikes it in Denver as well.
2 years, 6 months ago on Which cities lead in Olympic viewing?
Here in the Mountain time zone, we can't even get live events on the NBC mothership on the weekends. Nope. One-hour delay. There is no logical reason for that at all.
2 years, 7 months ago on NBC's Olympic Tape Delay strategy ruffling feathers… again
That definitely was Maltbie.
2 years, 9 months ago on NBC golf announcer graduates from the Ron Jaworski school of casual swearing | May
"They are confident strokers." -- Bill Raftery
2 years, 11 months ago on Billy Packer Chronicles - First Round | March
I didn't realize the Onion was the ombudsman for ESPN. Great read.
3 years, 1 month ago on Poynter Institute Applauds ESPN's Tebowmania As Just Fine | January