Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

1.07.2007

Why?

I would just like to know why the networks feel compelled to show commercials for horror movies or other mature audience-focused commercials during major sporting events like NFL games? Do they just not care that kids are also watching these games? Our kids sit and watch the games with us and usually we can get to the clicker in time to change the channel before they see someone getting effed with for The Hitcher or Black Christmas. But, sometimes we go use the bathroom or get up to grab a drink and we're not there in time to turn the channel and the kids are freaked out.

I understand the "need" for these commercials, but they can't save them to run during 24 or some other adult-oriented show? I think of sporting events as family events. I know the target audience are probably males 17 and older, but there are a few of us out there outside of that demographic and it is really irritating.

*putting away soapbox*

1 Comments:

  • At 7:27 AM, January 08, 2007, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    The NFL and most of the major sports leagues try to market to children and families (the NFL Fun Zone at Super Bowls and Pro Bowls) so they are trying to make games family events and should force the TV contractees to have some discretion when it comes to these commercials.

     

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