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2021-09-24 8:57:33 AM  
All about prime time $$
 
2021-09-24 9:13:07 AM  

thesharkman: All about prime time $$


If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?
 
2021-09-24 9:35:56 AM  
Why facepalm subby? Last time I checked the NFL is a business not some sort of social club and if they can make fat stacks of cash from moving a game from Sunday to Monday why wouldn't they?
 
2021-09-24 9:36:12 AM  

browneye: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?


Because they're trying to sell the NFL Network off, like MLB did with MLB Advanced Media.
 
2021-09-24 9:45:08 AM  
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2021-09-24 9:57:08 AM  
I can sure the NFL is just sad they have to stretch their playoffs to another day.
 
2021-09-24 10:00:34 AM  

Green_Knight: Why facepalm subby? Last time I checked the NFL is a business not some sort of social club and if they can make fat stacks of cash from moving a game from Sunday to Monday why wouldn't they?


Whoever wins that game enters the next round of the playoffs on a short week. Doesn't exactly seem fair during the postseason.
 
2021-09-24 10:11:01 AM  

NKURyan: Green_Knight: Why facepalm subby? Last time I checked the NFL is a business not some sort of social club and if they can make fat stacks of cash from moving a game from Sunday to Monday why wouldn't they?

Whoever wins that game enters the next round of the playoffs on a short week. Doesn't exactly seem fair during the postseason.


Well there are Saturday playoff games, so all of those teams are on a short week in the other direction.
 
2021-09-24 10:13:12 AM  

browneye: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?


The more spread out they can make their schedule, the more eyes on football.  How many extra people paid attention to last night's Panthers/Texans game as compared to it being on a crowded Sunday?  Maybe not a mind blowing number... but more.
 
2021-09-24 10:52:17 AM  

iamskibibitz: [Fark user image 342x332]


Ya talking about playoffs? I am just hoping we can win a game!
 
2021-09-24 11:04:15 AM  

iamskibibitz: [Fark user image 342x332]


According to Al and Cris, the first Sunday Night game this year could be a match up of Super Bowl contenders which is only on NBC.  Along with the Olympics.
 
2021-09-24 11:08:40 AM  

downstairs: browneye: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?

The more spread out they can make their schedule, the more eyes on football.  How many extra people paid attention to last night's Panthers/Texans game as compared to it being on a crowded Sunday?  Maybe not a mind blowing number... but more.


Not on MNF as it's only on ESPN and a bunch of people won't shell out to watch it. So, way less eyes than an average game. SNF in 2020 averaged 17.4 mil viewers, MNF-11.8 million. Having ANY games locked to ESPN is just plain stupid.
 
2021-09-24 11:35:30 AM  
the NFL seems determined to dilute their product to the point that nobody cares about individual games anymore
 
2021-09-24 11:37:36 AM  

SuperChuck: the NFL seems determined to dilute their product to the point that nobody cares about individual games anymore


You only supposed to care about individual players, because that affects your DraftFanKingsDuel, the official sponsor of the NFL.
 
2021-09-24 11:38:58 AM  
Nice!  I hate wasting Sunday's watching TV.  I'd rather all the games be played on weeknights.  I'd watch a lot more NFL if they did
 
2021-09-24 11:48:59 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: Nice!  I hate wasting Sunday's watching TV.  I'd rather all the games be played on weeknights.  I'd watch a lot more NFL if they did


A) I recommend baseball.

B) I'd give up as I live in EST+5 and would miss just about everything.
 
2021-09-24 11:57:58 AM  

BigSquibowski: downstairs: browneye: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?

The more spread out they can make their schedule, the more eyes on football.  How many extra people paid attention to last night's Panthers/Texans game as compared to it being on a crowded Sunday?  Maybe not a mind blowing number... but more.

Not on MNF as it's only on ESPN and a bunch of people won't shell out to watch it. So, way less eyes than an average game. SNF in 2020 averaged 17.4 mil viewers, MNF-11.8 million. Having ANY games locked to ESPN is just plain stupid.


If you're referring to potential new monday game, it almost assuredly will NOT be ESPN.

All the playoff airings are doled out as part of the contracts the networks sign.  Taking a away a saturday game would be taking away a game from the already designated network.  Playoffs games are HUGE ratings... they would not be ok with that unless they got the Monday night game or got some serious compensation out of it.

And to the other guy, TNF at this time of season is NFL Network exclusive, which I imagine a lot less people have than ESPN.  So the ratings are definitely worse.
 
2021-09-24 12:03:11 PM  

BigSquibowski: downstairs: browneye: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?

The more spread out they can make their schedule, the more eyes on football.  How many extra people paid attention to last night's Panthers/Texans game as compared to it being on a crowded Sunday?  Maybe not a mind blowing number... but more.

Not on MNF as it's only on ESPN and a bunch of people won't shell out to watch it. So, way less eyes than an average game. SNF in 2020 averaged 17.4 mil viewers, MNF-11.8 million. Having ANY games locked to ESPN is just plain stupid.


This.
 
2021-09-24 12:09:28 PM  
What's next? Thursday night games on 3 days rest?
 
2021-09-24 12:26:33 PM  

thesharkman: All about prime time $$


SuperChuck: the NFL seems determined to dilute their product to the point that nobody cares about individual games anymore


When you allow accountants to handle day-to-day sports operations, you get twits that are more focused on the bottom line than the actual product.

"I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. I'm just telling you: Pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered. And they're getting slaughtered. Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you take it too far, people turn the other way. I'm just telling you, when you've got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always turns on you. That's rule No. 1 of business." -- Mark Cuban (2014)

https://www.yahoo.com/now/nfl-propose​d​-playoff-expansion-could-be-tipping-po​int-in-greed-015752890.html
 
2021-09-24 12:33:14 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

SuperChuck: the NFL seems determined to dilute their product to the point that nobody cares about individual games anymore

When you allow accountants to handle day-to-day sports operations, you get twits that are more focused on the bottom line than the actual product.

"I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. I'm just telling you: Pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered. And they're getting slaughtered. Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you take it too far, people turn the other way. I'm just telling you, when you've got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always turns on you. That's rule No. 1 of business." -- Mark Cuban (2014)

https://www.yahoo.com/now/nfl-proposed​-playoff-expansion-could-be-tipping-po​int-in-greed-015752890.html


If I were a betting man, I'd bet against Cuban on that one.
 
2021-09-24 12:35:52 PM  

jake3988: BigSquibowski: downstairs: browneye: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?

The more spread out they can make their schedule, the more eyes on football.  How many extra people paid attention to last night's Panthers/Texans game as compared to it being on a crowded Sunday?  Maybe not a mind blowing number... but more.

Not on MNF as it's only on ESPN and a bunch of people won't shell out to watch it. So, way less eyes than an average game. SNF in 2020 averaged 17.4 mil viewers, MNF-11.8 million. Having ANY games locked to ESPN is just plain stupid.

If you're referring to potential new monday game, it almost assuredly will NOT be ESPN.

All the playoff airings are doled out as part of the contracts the networks sign.  Taking a away a saturday game would be taking away a game from the already designated network.  Playoffs games are HUGE ratings... they would not be ok with that unless they got the Monday night game or got some serious compensation out of it.

And to the other guy, TNF at this time of season is NFL Network exclusive, which I imagine a lot less people have than ESPN.  So the ratings are definitely worse.


Saturday regular season games (the last 2 weeks of the season) are NFL Network exclusive. I can't remember how they do playoffs, though - is that game also exclusive, dual cast, or simulcast only in the teams' home markets?

In a perfect world they would dual cast the game so there's an OTA or streaming option, but I doubt that will happen.
 
2021-09-24 12:47:31 PM  
Great, another day that requires drinking.
 
2021-09-24 12:55:15 PM  
The college national championship has been on a Monday since the BCS Championship was no longer a bowl game, so this could cause a scheduling conflict.

What I find interesting is that the NFL knows that, and my conspiracy theory mind says this is the league asserting itself over college since there's a legitimate fear that top-level college stars will start to retire upon graduation and take the NIL money, rather than become 40-year old ex-NFL washouts counting to potato.
 
2021-09-24 1:11:04 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: The college national championship has been on a Monday since the BCS Championship was no longer a bowl game, so this could cause a scheduling conflict.


Not this year, because of the 18th regular-season week.  Wild Card Weekend is the one after the CFP title game.
 
2021-09-24 1:46:26 PM  
TNF game from Week 2 (NYG/WFT) got 7.3 million viewers. I couldn't find anything for last night just yet. Compare that to the 14 million (networks) & 11 million viewers (ESPN) mentioned above. I think they're betting or hoping that people will subscribe to the NFL Network in order to see the games. I love football & I'm all about seeing as many games as possible, but I'm not going to pay extra for a channel with such a narrow scope. I would pay extra for ESPN because they will likely bring me various sports 12 months out of the year.

Anyway. This thread is about the Monday Night playoff game, which will most assuredly be on the networks. It seems unnecessary & unasked for. I don't think it's fair to the Monday night winner to play a short week against a higher ranked team that's likely coming off a bye.
 
2021-09-24 1:53:13 PM  

BigSquibowski: downstairs: browneye: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?

The more spread out they can make their schedule, the more eyes on football.  How many extra people paid attention to last night's Panthers/Texans game as compared to it being on a crowded Sunday?  Maybe not a mind blowing number... but more.

Not on MNF as it's only on ESPN and a bunch of people won't shell out to watch it. So, way less eyes than an average game. SNF in 2020 averaged 17.4 mil viewers, MNF-11.8 million. Having ANY games locked to ESPN is just plain stupid.


Not as stupid as not RTFA.
 
2021-09-24 2:11:56 PM  

Di Atribe: Anyway. This thread is about the Monday Night playoff game, which will most assuredly be on the networks. It seems unnecessary & unasked for. I don't think it's fair to the Monday night winner to play a short week against a higher ranked team that's likely coming off a bye.


You know the NFL isn't gonna be satisfied with what they have now.  They're introducing Monday games so that there can be an eight-game weekend eventually and there won't be any byes.
 
2021-09-24 2:18:10 PM  

sephjnr: Tad_Waxpole: Nice!  I hate wasting Sunday's watching TV.  I'd rather all the games be played on weeknights.  I'd watch a lot more NFL if they did

A) I recommend baseball.

B) I'd give up as I live in EST+5 and would miss just about everything.


Nah.  I prefer football, but sitting around watching it on a weekend makes me feel like a loser.
Put NFL on weeknights and I'll watch a lot more of it.  Tuesday night football?  Hell yeah, I'm in.
 
2021-09-24 3:10:46 PM  
Like everything else, this is being tweaked for the money and for the wealthy. It's a damn shame.
 
2021-09-24 3:17:18 PM  

The Smails Kid: BigSquibowski: downstairs: browneye: thesharkman: All about prime time $$

If that's true, then why are they still having Thursday Night Football? Especially when it's only on the NFL Network?

The more spread out they can make their schedule, the more eyes on football.  How many extra people paid attention to last night's Panthers/Texans game as compared to it being on a crowded Sunday?  Maybe not a mind blowing number... but more.

Not on MNF as it's only on ESPN and a bunch of people won't shell out to watch it. So, way less eyes than an average game. SNF in 2020 averaged 17.4 mil viewers, MNF-11.8 million. Having ANY games locked to ESPN is just plain stupid.

Not as stupid as not RTFA.


Welcome to FARK!!!
 
2021-09-24 3:39:39 PM  

SuperChuck: the NFL seems determined to dilute their product to the point that nobody cares about individual games anymore


Oh, so like the NBA, college basketball, MLB, and pretty soon college football?
 
2021-09-24 6:30:50 PM  

jake3988: And to the other guy, TNF at this time of season is NFL Network exclusive, which I imagine a lot less people have than ESPN. So the ratings are definitely worse.


It's usually the other way around. The last couple years the first half of the season was simulcast on a free channel in hopes that people would like it enough to buy the NFL Network channel for the second half of the season.
 
2021-09-24 6:50:55 PM  
Prime Time. All about the Benjamins.
 
2021-09-24 6:58:55 PM  
I literally cannot remember the last time I stayed up to watch an entire night game, even for my own team. Some of us need sleep to function and work to survive, and I know we aren't the ones paying for stupid luxury shiat that the NFL wants to foist on everyone but we are still fans....
 
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