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The Masters Limited Commercials: What Happened?
April 13, 2013 | ReleaseTheHounds

Posted on 04/13/2013 4:01:08 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds

The Masters used to limit commercials to something like 4-6 minutes per hour of broadcasting... This year, it has to be close to 20 minutes. What Happened?


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I'm sick of "I'm an ibm-er, let's build a smarter planet."
1 posted on 04/13/2013 4:01:08 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Be thankful it wasn’t Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Steve Wonder, etc saying:

“I’m an obama-er, let’s build a dumber planet.”


2 posted on 04/13/2013 4:03:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Easy.

More commercials, more money.


3 posted on 04/13/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

They are simply following the general trend in broadcast and cable TV. That trend is taking us quite rapidly to a 50/50 split between commercials and content. This Is their answer to fading viewership numbers. In fact it is a major contributor to those lower figures.

My solution for those rare times when I watch shows with commercials is either to DVR the show or toggle between two shows in order to skip past the commercials.


4 posted on 04/13/2013 4:09:48 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

The head of seeBS made 62 million .. how ya doin’?


5 posted on 04/13/2013 4:16:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

My husband has always told me that only men can play in the Masters! Wrong. There is a little boy playing this time, being penalized for being so bad. Nancy Lopez could beat hims with both hands tied behind her back, on one foot, without clubs!


6 posted on 04/13/2013 4:21:46 PM PDT by buffyt (Glowbull Warming the Greatest Hoax ever perpetrated on Mankind! since Y2K & Glowbull Cooling!)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Network programming tends to work out to 19 minutes for a half-hour show, 38 for an hour, so it seems like they’d be aligning their sports programming to the same.


7 posted on 04/13/2013 4:23:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

it’s that smarter planet crap, the Common Core crap, and the Exxon (shhh, we’re not an oil company, we support education, shhhh) BS.


8 posted on 04/13/2013 4:26:47 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds; SortaBichy
I saw it the other way, to the point where I thought Alzheimers was kicking in......one period went 20 minutes or more without one single commercial break.

(But when it did break, it consisted of the usual "White people are too stoopid to figger out how to buy Gerber Life Insurance for their chirrens"....)

9 posted on 04/13/2013 4:30:31 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: InterceptPoint
My solution for those rare times when I watch shows with commercials is either to DVR the show or toggle between two shows in order to skip past the commercials.

For shows that I want to watch in near-real-time, I start DVR'ing it, do something else for 20 minutes or so, then start watching the show. This allows me to skip commercials while still seeing things close to when its broadcast.

10 posted on 04/13/2013 4:33:24 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: buffyt

I think they have meds for this now.....


11 posted on 04/13/2013 4:36:52 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Initially restricting the amount of commercials airing during the live broadcast were done in response to the protests/boycotts being done against sponsors of The Masters by that woman’s group for Augusta’s lack of allowing any women members. Augusta just accepted 2 women members this past year so no worries about potential boycotts against the tournaments sponsors.


12 posted on 04/13/2013 4:45:05 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

For several years they showed the Masters with no commercials. Because all the boycotts of the advertisers. After those years any commercial break seems like a lot.


13 posted on 04/13/2013 4:48:23 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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I think for years they only had one sponsor...Cadillac...and the commercials were very limited. Of course, they used to only show the back nine, and only Saturday and Sunday - and so on.


14 posted on 04/13/2013 4:54:27 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds
This year, it has to be close to 20 minutes. What Happened?

My guess is that they have to pay for the live web video feeds..

15 posted on 04/13/2013 5:04:10 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

The people running the Masters realized that watching the Masters is about as exciting as watching paint dry so they found commercials that are more boring than watching people play cow-pasture pool to make the Masters seem more exciting.


16 posted on 04/13/2013 5:07:27 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Joe Ford’s introduction no longer includes the disclaimer and instead features some nonsense about growing the game (yawn).

ANGC evidently gave in to CBS demands. Still, the breaks are a fraction of a normal tour event.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 5:13:12 PM PDT by relictele
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

To relieve the boredom.


18 posted on 04/13/2013 5:13:13 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: buffyt
My husband has always told me that only men can play in the Masters! Wrong.

Women can play in the Masters but they have to qualify like everybody else.

19 posted on 04/13/2013 5:17:53 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: relictele
ANGC evidently gave in to CBS demands.

That's hard to believe. CBS has always lost money on the deal. Even so, other networks would jump at the chance for the same deal if CBS wants to back out.

20 posted on 04/13/2013 5:20:37 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: InterceptPoint

toggle between two shows in order to skip past the commercials.”

I tried that the other night but all three stations had commercials on at the same time. That’s just not right!


21 posted on 04/13/2013 5:21:46 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Problem is, the tv shows schedule their commercials at the same time so you can’t watch two shows. The other day I was watching a 110 minute movie that ran three hours. That’s over 33% commercial time. As much as cable costs, there’s no reason these people are so broke they have to have so many commercials.


22 posted on 04/13/2013 6:09:34 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

The good times are over. Settle in for the long haul.


23 posted on 04/13/2013 6:09:43 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

people demanded commercials so they wouldn’t have to watch golf


24 posted on 04/13/2013 6:24:00 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: DuncanWaring
"More commercials, more money."

MOney is what it's about. Why do you think Tiger wasn't DQ'd?

25 posted on 04/13/2013 6:41:07 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Moonman62
"...other networks would jump at the chance for the same deal if CBS wants to back out."

Dontcha know the golf channel would jump at the chance to have all day wire to wire coverage. CBS is probably only staying on to keep them from doing just that.

26 posted on 04/13/2013 6:43:58 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: buffyt

That “little boy” could beat 99.99 percent of the golfers that participate in our forum.


27 posted on 04/13/2013 7:25:18 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Arthur McGowan

I love golf and you still made me laugh.


28 posted on 04/13/2013 7:38:17 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Oldhunk

That “little boy” could beat 99.99 percent of the golfers that participate in our forum.


umm, I think it’s quite easily 100% unless we have a PGA lurker, and even he would probably get beat. The 14 year old made the cut, meaning that he beat many of the world’s best golfers (of course only because I was busy this week).


29 posted on 04/13/2013 7:42:52 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

http://www.masters.com/en_US/index.html

No commercials.


30 posted on 04/13/2013 8:25:46 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Grams A

Well I’m spoiled by DirecTV’s system that buffers two channels and lets you toggle between them. So I just give the programs a half hour head start and after that you can get the commercials out of sync.


31 posted on 04/13/2013 8:58:43 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: InterceptPoint

Well I’m spoiled by DirecTV’s..

I have Direct TV too but I was trying to watch two different programs that are on the alphabet stations. My grandson told one of his friends that the only reason I have Direct TV is because they are the only ones that show NCIS, Burn Notice or Flashpoing 24/7. I proved him wrong yesterday though and watched 3 hours of Dirty Jobs with him.


32 posted on 04/13/2013 10:11:25 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel
The people running the Masters realized that watching the Masters is about as exciting as watching paint dry so they found commercials that are more boring than watching people play cow-pasture pool to make the Masters seem more exciting.

Heretic! I have a friend who calls watching golf, "watching sky" because of all the sky shots following a ball. I'm a golf fan, but even I can only stomach so much on the tube.

33 posted on 04/14/2013 5:12:12 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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