The intro to Breaking Bad is very short - how was this negotiated? Usually, and especially for more popular shows (in the later seasons), shows have relatively long intros.

Breaking Bad's is about 18 seconds, only credits the Creator, Vince Gilligan.

I was wondering how common such short intros are, or was this just really good negotiation on Vince's part, or ...what?

Is it because the other credits follow (during the show), so FX was willing to give it a shorter "title-card" intro?

Edit: If not Breaking Bad specifically, any comments on shorter intros more broadly are welcome! And also, it's an answer if I'm incorrect in my assumption and it's no big deal.

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    There are plenty of shows with very short title sequences. And if you pay attention, you'll notice even shows with longer sequences often have plenty of credits during the first few minutes after the title sequence. – BCdotWEB Jan 28 '18 at 8:18
  • @BCdotWEB - Hm, true. They're (in what I can recall) certainly more rare to have a sub 30-second intro. I am just wondering why/how that's determined. – BruceWayne Jan 28 '18 at 15:17
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    Lost followed a similar style - with a short title sequence, followed by credits appearing over the first few minutes of the show. – iandotkelly Jan 28 '18 at 16:01
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    Why did they need to "negotiate" this with the broadcaster? (honest question) ... why do you think this would be a problem for the broadcaster? – iandotkelly Jan 28 '18 at 16:03
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    IIRC How I Met Your Mother and Last Man Standing both have short title sequences: youtube.com/watch?v=ZPLOsabhQSM (couldn't find LMS, I think it's a pair of boots being dropped). Arguably Seinfeld even completely lacked a title sequence. The Life In Pieces title sequence also amounts to little more than the title, IIRC. – BCdotWEB Jan 28 '18 at 17:00

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