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NBC: THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE TAPE DELAYED OLYMPICS COVERAGE

August 15, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

NBC may have boasted on Tuesday that its coverage of the London Olympics drew more viewers in the U.S. than any event in TV history, but it apparently believes it could have done better — if it had only tape-delayed a few more events for primetime viewing. Turning aside the sometimes vociferous complaints about the […]

LOCHTE GETTING INTO THE SWIM OF CELEBRITY PR

August 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

More and more celebrities appear to be waging PR campaigns via social media and the press to land positions either as judges or contestants on top-rated network talent contests — and often succeeding. A day after Nick Jonas, of the pop group the Jonas Brothers tweeted that he was being considered to replace Steven Tyler […]

SATURDAY NIGHT (OLYMPICS) FEVER

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On Saturday, a day of the week that has become a repository for the television networks’ least successful entertainment shows, NBC’s coverage of the Olympics not only beat its rivals’ programming, it wiped their clocks. While the Olympics coverage averaged 26.08 million viewers, peaking in the 10:30 p.m. half-hour with 30.59 million, not a single […]

MORE THAN 1 BILLION PAGE VIEWS FOR NBCOLYMPICS.COM

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If you think that NBC’s Olympics ratings have been impressive, wait til you see the numbers it released today (Monday) for its online coverage at NBCOlympics.com. The network said that the site has surpassed one billion page views — 1,117,011,735, at last count. With six days yet to go, the page count is just a […]

DESPITE CONTROVERSIES, NBC REMAINS A RATINGS WINNER

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite being battered in the blogs for its Olympics coverage and its decision to delay broadcasting key events until primetime, NBC continued to rack up gigantic ratings Tuesday night, thanks to team finals in women’s gymnastics and Michael Phelps becoming the winningest Olympic competitor of all time. The telecast averaged 37.5 million viewers during primetime, […]

NBC CRUSHES RIVALS WITH OLYMPICS COVERAGE

July 31, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

NBC’s Olympics coverage on Monday averaged 31.4 million viewers in primetime. By contrast, ABC, CBS, and Fox averaged 9.5 million viewers — combined!. The only competing show on any of the other networks to attract more than 4 million viewers was CBS’s rerun of Two and a Half Men at 9:00 p.m. Virtually every show […]