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Football Reigns Over Olympics

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While NBC is struggling to sell ad time during it's airing of the Winter Olympic Games, CBS has pretty much wrapped up arrangements for the Super Bowl.

It's been reported that the network has sold 90 percent of the available commercial time for the upcoming big game, with prices for a 30-second spot running close to $3 million!

Wow! Where's the failing economy now?!

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14 comments to “Football Reigns Over Olympics”

  1. 1

    SWEET JESUS! 3 Mil for 30-seconds!!

  2. 2

    That's cuz the olympics is BORING! I know I will watch the superbowl over the olympics! I love me so football! GO RAVENS!

  3. 3

    We're still at a little over 10% unemployment and it's not surprising that the Super Bowl would sell out before the winter Olympics.

  4. 4

    Well we know we won't see any Tiger Woods Commercials during the Superbowl!
    Re: B-MoreBabe – God damn it what happened to your Ravens last night,I was rooting for them!

  5. ap076 says – reply to this


    I am not surprised by the Super Bowl, this is to be expected. Especially with what could be shaping up to be a meeting of the undefeated Colts and Saints (much has to fall in place for this to occur, I am still praying for the Patriots, the key word being praying).
    Also of note all networks seem to participate in Super Bowl coverage on a rotating basis almost, while NBC seems to have been the high bid for the Olympics for years.
    Also the Super Bowl is one of the, if not the TV commercial event of the year. That is why advertisers bring out what they believe to be their big guns creatively and pay the big bucks.

  6. FMB says – reply to this


    Of course the SuperBowl ads sold out, it's the week BEFORE the Olympics and it's a ONE-SHOT DEAL that's always been known as the pinnacle of ad campaigns… The Winter Olympics is OVER TWO WEEKS LONG and guaranteed the ad spots will sell like crazy as we get closer. I live in Vancouver, bought a bunch of tickets, going to some events, and sold the rest for 4 TIMES what I paid for them, so yeah I don't think NBC has anything to worry about dipshit.

  7. 7

    Re: ap076 – After that monster choke game vs. The Colts I think your odds are pretty bad(But not as bad as The Lions!HAHA!)

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  9. ap076 says – reply to this


    NBC has pretty much always been the high bidder/owner of Olympic coverage in recent years. All the Olympics of the current decade as well as all the summer Olympics of the 90s have been on NBC. CBS did cover the winter Olympics of the 90s but nothing since and ABC has not broadcast an Olympics since the 1980s.
    I wonder if the advertising space available is just on NBC as opposed to "the networks of NBC". One of the reasons NBC is good at televising all the different sports is they use NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, BRAVO, USA. For Beijing they had 3600 hours of coverage (also an extensive on-line platform).
    The winter Olympics have always been a harder sell as they are sports not as commonly participated in America and for some years we performed only OK. The USA (217) is now tied as the number 2 nation in winter olympics history with the extinct USSR (who we will pass this year), though we have no chance of passing Norway (279) any time in the near future. That they are occurring in P.S.T. should help with keeping the action fresh and not all time delayed.
    I guess I find the Winter Games a nice way to forget the troubles of the day.

  10. 10

    Maybe if NBC didn't do such a shitty job at covering the Olympics they'd get more commercial money. No one wants to watch events a day late or listen to a bunch of cliched pieces on American athletes.

  11. 11

    That's because football's more interesting

  12. ap076 says – reply to this


    Re: Honk if You Hate Perez – The time zone difference have not exactly worked in the network's favor for live coverage on the network itself. The other networks have televised live events at all hours as well as has the internet.
    Sports cliches endemic to the whole industry I am afraid.

  13. 13

    yeah i like the logos all seeing eye and rainbow colors

  14. 14

    I hate to watch any other news station besides NBC, so sorry CBS. I will not be watching the stupid Super Bowl. And I'd take the olympics over football any day.