So, I know that everyone is probably on the same wave length as I am, but have you all noticed how many commercial ads they are putting on 1/2 and... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 2:51:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
So, I know that everyone is probably on the same wave length as I am, but have you all noticed how many commercial ads they are putting on 1/2 and 1 hour TV shows? It's like 7 minutes of ads, in a row, and maybe for 1/2 hour show, we get like 17 minutes of entertainment (?) or so.
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 11:29:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
Unfortunately, it's a necessary evil. They need the advertising money to make the shows.
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 12:02:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
And DVRs are driving down the price they can charge for ads, so in order to make the difference, they have to shove more in. And/or use more product placement.
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 2:01:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I know, I hate that my half hour show is actually 18 minutes.
So...basically half the advertised time.
So I think about how many characters are part of each episode and their screen time. Really only a few minutes, depending on how many people are on screen.
Then I think of their pay.
They're literally making thousands of dollars for a couple minutes.
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 3:42:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well that's kind of silly. You need to factor in rehearsals, transportation, makeup etc...
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 5:37:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
i never see adverts
i just watch shows after they've aired through means and ways
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 5:40:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
With Google AdBlock, you can watch shows on CBS pretty much ad-free. Though NBC will actually force you to look at a blank screen for an amount of time often more than the ads.
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 7:16:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 10/23/13 - 3:42:17 PM slinky0 wrote:
Well that's kind of silly. You need to factor in rehearsals, transportation, makeup etc...


And also, they're filming on set for much longer than that. Scenes of a couple of minutes can take hours.

They're getting paid for work done, rather than work presented is the best way to put it, I guess.
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 8:00:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
There is a five minute difference between a canadian show and a us one. Us get 5 more minutes of commercials per hour.

Canadian broadcaster want the same but the crtc won't let them.

Like a lot of you said already, the competition for advertising money is ferocious. Here, networks used to be willing to pay up to 1.2 millions for a good hour of a big show, now the max you can get is 700 000$.

6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 9:24:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 10/23/13 - 3:42:17 PM slinky0 wrote:
Well that's kind of silly. You need to factor in rehearsals, transportation, makeup etc...

Well I forgot all that!
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 9:42:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 10/23/13 - 3:42:17 PM slinky0 wrote:
Well that's kind of silly. You need to factor in rehearsals, transportation, makeup etc...
On Wednesday 10/23/13 - 9:24:06 PM redreine wrote:
Well I forgot all that!

There's a reason why the BBC loves panel shows. You set up a few stationary cameras, let a handful of comedians make jokes for an hour or so and cut it down to a half hour.

To contrast that, I saw an interview with Hugh Laurie about working on House, where he said that, during filming, he'd spend months where he'd drive to the studio, work, drive home, and hope that he could get five hours of sleep before doing it again.

Even assuming an hour commute, that's 85-119 hours per week, depending on whether he got weekends off.
6 yrs ago - Wednesday 10/23/13 - 10:55:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't mind the actual commercials, but what gets me is they MAKE THEM LOUDER THAN THE SHOW
and it always pisses me off because I have to turn it down or risk bursting an ear drum. and when you want to talk during the commercials no one can hear you
then when the show comes on you can't hear it because you had to find the remote to turn down the commercials and it's already lost again.
6 yrs ago - Thursday 10/24/13 - 2:41:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
The ads are louder but what's really annoying me, along with all the advertisements and product placements, is the fact they are hiring out of country actors, instead of homegrown, because they don't have to pay them as much.
I want to see diversity in the media but not at the cost of losing us, our country, losing jobs.
6 yrs ago - Thursday 10/24/13 - 7:36:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Don't be mad just because we're better at acting than you
6 yrs ago - Thursday 10/24/13 - 8:56:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
how much could they possibly pay commercial actors

I've always imagined the selection of wanna be actors is so huge and they're all chomping at the bit to get on tv and find work that they would take any small gig to put on their resume.

and I figured that is worth more than any wage.
6 yrs ago - Thursday 10/24/13 - 11:05:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
You have to be union to do commercials.

You get two checks: one for the work, one for buy outs. The buy outs is where the money is: the more people can see your ad, the more you get paid.

A prime time national ad in the us pays at least 5 figures for the actors. A local commercial showed during nightime can pay as low as 700$ For a speaking part.
6 yrs ago - Thursday 10/24/13 - 11:14:51 AM EST (GMT-5)
Psh!
6 yrs ago - Thursday 10/24/13 - 11:26:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
That "psh" was to ong...I posted it several hours ago and for some reason it just now showed up...ugh mobile.
6 yrs ago - Thursday 10/24/13 - 11:30:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, it fitted there too
6 yrs ago - Thursday 10/24/13 - 2:49:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
True
6 yrs ago - Friday 11/8/13 - 9:13:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
how does the DISH DVR cut out commercials?
6 yrs ago - Friday 11/8/13 - 8:51:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 11/8/13 - 9:13:42 AM BluPineRidge wrote:
how does the DISH DVR cut out commercials?

I think it's more that you can FF through them.
6 yrs ago - Saturday 11/9/13 - 12:25:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 10/23/13 - 10:55:04 PM petitefleur wrote:
I don't mind the actual commercials, but what gets me is they MAKE THEM LOUDER THAN THE SHOW and it always pisses me off because I have to turn it down or risk bursting an ear drum. and when you want to talk during the commercials no one can hear you then when the show comes on you can't hear it because you had to find the remote to turn down the commercials and it's already lost again.


I hate this. I watch TV in bed. DH is usually sleeping beside me. When the blasting commercial comes on it wakes him.



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