NFL Ratings Drop Leaves Networks Scrambling To Make Advertisers Whole

TV networks are feeling the strains of disappointing NFL ratings, as they are forced to restructure deals with advertisers to make up for the smaller audience, and their opportunity to make money off remaining games during the lucrative holiday season narrows.

Fox Offers On-Air Make Goods Online

Fox Broadcasting, desperate to provide ad time to compensate sponsors for ratings shortfalls this season, is floating a digital solution: for the first time it will offer ads in shows streamed online as make goods for on-air ratings deficiencies.