Originally Posted by DonDenver
NBC is doing the job the majority audience wants and the sponsors pay for. Complaints coming from a fanatical albeit miniscule ski forum will never alter coverage the way we wish it to be. Unfortunately for our higher expectations found here on epic...the coverage is exactly what the majority viewing public is expecting.
There's actually no basis at all for saying that's what the public wants. It's what NBC has decided the public wants. There's not much choice. Sponsors want viewers, that's what they pay for. What your saying is that this is the only
way that NBC can maximize viewers.
It's not just this group here that's complaining btw. Lot's of people are pissed and disgusted at the coverage and the constant focus on Americans. That's not a new complaint at all, but it's worse than ever. I was talking to someone that was annoyed actually at the downhill coverage. Even knowing nothing, they could tell it was focused on only the Americans. When I told her that there were actually 45 people in the race she was shocked. She was thinking 15 max.
NBC is trashing an international sporting event. We get that primetime will always be edited and controlled, but this is terrible. This is their model of what they
think they need to do. It's their programming of entertainment, we understand. The thing is NBC's entertainment division has been amongst the worst for years.That division is "doing the job the public wants" and sponsors will pay for- that's the point of it. That's failing though and so is this.
So much for "doing the job the public wants". It's not working on their shows and they're holding the Olympics hostage with their already proven unsuccessful model in the entertainment world.