Let’s do some linkage for you on this Tuesday.
Earlier today, actually very early today, I wrote Some Tuesday Olympic Sports Media Thoughts. I hope it makes sense.
Austin Karp of the Sports Business Daily says NBC saw its second drop in the overnight ratings for the 2012 Olympics.
Michael Hiestand of USA Today says a new poll finds that Americans want to watch their Olympics live. Well, well, NBC.
Reid Cherner of USA Today has video of someone on Fox News complaining that gold medal-winning gymnast Gabby Douglas and other US Olympic athletes aren’t being patriotic because they aren’t wearing red, white and blue. Did someone really think that was a serious complaint?
Etan Vlessing at the Hollywood Reporter says CTV received its biggest Olympic ratings to date with Usain Bolt’s gold medal-winning performance in the 100 meters dash.
Gary Holmes from MediaPost says Olympic viewers want to see the Games one way. On TV.
John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable says a poll finds a majority pleased with NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. Really?
Mike Reynolds from Multichannel News looks at NBC’s Olympic primetime ratings for Sunday.
Mike also delves into the online numbers visiting NBC’s Olympics website.
Jeannine Poggi of Advertising Age explains why Turner Broadcasting purchased the Bleacher Report.
Jeannine says people might be complaining about NBC’s tape delays, but the network and advertisers are benefiting the most.
Toni Fitzgerald of Media Life Magazine says NBC’s viewership for the Olympics on Sunday was a triumph for the network.
Ed Sherman at The Sherman Report talks with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap.
Glenn Davis at SportsGrid has video of Vin Scully carefully translating an argument during last night’s Colorado-Los Angeles Dodgers game.
Timothy Burke has a freeze frame of NBC’s Al Michaels. This is so funny.
Richard Sandomir of the New York Times goes over the sale of the Bleacher Report to Turner Sports.
Newsday’s Neil Best writes about some of NBC’s Olympic operations being handled out of New York.
Ken Schott from the Schenectady Gazette says local native Joe Tessitore gets a college football promotion from ESPN.
Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union talks with local sports anchor Andrew Catalon who called tennis history during the Olympics.
David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun interviews NBC Olympics director Bucky Gunts.
Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald says the premiere of Hard Knocks with Dolphins is set for tonight.
Mel Bracht at The Oklahoman goes over ESPN’s college football announcing teams for 2012.
Bob Wolfley in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that the Olympics continue to do well locally.
The San Diego Union-Tribune says the blackout has been lifted for the Chargers’ preseason opener on Thursday.
Sports Media Watch looks at the UFC on Fox ratings on Saturday.
Guyism notes that Kelly Tilghman created a new country on MSNBC today.
The Toronto Sports Media Blog looks at the media openly rooting during the Olympics.
That will be it for now.