I love the Olympics! I have been talking to our kids a lot about the Olympics lately, and have been anticipating watching them as a family. Too bad the coverage that airs in the middle of the night has middle-of-the-night commercial content.
Inspired by Rebecca's actions a few weeks ago, this afternoon, I sent an email to NBC about the tasteless "adult" commercials that are being aired during middle-of-the-night Olympic Coverage. I am posting about it here because I believe that our voices will be heard if many of us share our concerns with NBC about their low standards. If you want to email them about Olympic coverage, their email for this is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The text of my email is below (but please, write your own rather than just copying mine. It's more powerful that way.)
I am writing to complain about the content of the commercials being aired during the Olympic coverage. I recognize that much of Olympic coverage is being aired in the middle of the night and that the regulations for night time TV are different, but please understand that the Olympics are a family oriented event. We have programmed our DVR to tape most of the events airing on many NBC networks, and were appalled this afternoon, while watching fencing (taped on USA) with our 8 and 6 year old boys, to see a commerical for a personal vibrator as well as phone $ex commercials. Thank goodness we can skip through commercials--nevertheless, with our 30 seconds forward button, we got more exposure than we wanted to those commercials. My husband and I avoid late night TV because we don't like those types of commercials ourselves, but it is truly disappointing that the commercials airing during Olympic coverage were not screened to be family-friendly, when NBC knows that families watch the Olympics together.Thanks for listening to my rant, dear readers!
I sincerely hope that this situation is changed quickly and is not the norm for the duration of the Olympic coverage.
Michal xxx, a person in your desired viewing demographic (under 35, middle class, discretionary money, etc etc.)