Time Out on the Field

January 30, 2010 in rantlets | Comments (0)

An unofficial, unscientific breakdown of the average NFL telecast:

 

 

14%

Commercial break after quarter end

12%

Commercial break after touchdown

12%

Commercial break after kickoff after touchdown

11%

Commercial break after coach’s challenge

10%

Commercial break after 2-minute warning

8%

Commercial break after injury

7%

In-game ads for newest batch of forgettable one-word CBS shows: Docs, Cops, Paramedics

5%

In-game ads for next week’s games

4%

In-game ads for the scheduled show pre-empted by all the commercials and coach’s challenge delays

4%

Self-congratulatory charity ads from monopolistic NFL

4%

Breathless updates on the more entertaining game you are forbidden from seeing without buying satellite TV

3%

Huddles

2%

Punts

2%

3-yard cloud-of-dust rushes

1%

Pass interference calls

1%

Trick plays

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