Originally Posted by FarawayFairways
Anyone know how long this 'show' was on air? 416 shots is about 6 complete rounds isn't it. Assume therefore that it was 6 hours? (even I can multiply that) for 360 minutes, about one shot every 51.6 seconds? I don't know if that's good or bad? but what it probably fails to legislate for is that the only thing the viewer is interested in is the execution of a shot. Surely a big part of the 'slow burn' of golf is assessing the shot and the build up towards it being played etc I guess you can only really make sense of these figures if you knew how time was spent on commercials
I know Sunday was 11-1 on "TNT" network here, and then 1pm-8:40ish (sunset I think) on CBS network. I think the 416 shots was likely for the CBS only. And that CBS coverage was packed with commercials, early on in particular. Many of us won't buy an Omega watch on principle now.
Your bolded line reminded me of how many people are starting to comment how much they love the "featured groups" live streams. You get a much better sense of how the round feels by watching all the inaction between the action. It feels more like the rounds we play ourselves.
I can see in the future possibly having many different live feeds simultaneously- letting the viewers decide what they wanted to watch. We can see the leaderboard ourselves, and we can flick ourselves between which groups we want to tune into. Replay whatever we want. We could be our own producers, in a sense. Give us the raw feeds, let us digest it however we want. Let us tie into whatever "banter" we want to on the course, although that might be tough, as I realize much of that is done on a delay. At the present, the technology isn't there for us to use multiple live streams, as it seems the feeds are too often intermittent. Plus, I doubt the networks would want to part completely with their packaging of the event.