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NBCUniversal’s Programming for Day 16 of the XXII Olympic Games

So we’ve finally reached the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The last medals to be handed out will be the four-man bobsled which will be aired live on NBCSN at 4 a.m. ET, the men’s hockey gold medal to either Canada or Sweden and that game will be seen live on NBC starting with […]

Tara & Johnny Go Primetime

In tonight’s Olympic primetime coverage on NBC, the popular daytime figure skating announcing team of Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir move to the evening hours. They’ll be calling the figure skating exhibition gala that allows the medalists to let their hair down so to speak and give performances that aren’t normally seen during […]

USA-Canada Hockey Semifinal Now the Most-Streamed Event for NBC; Thursday Primetime Ratings Down from ’06 & ’10

Friday’s USA-Canada men’s hockey semifinal game has become NBC’s most-streamed event surpassing Super Bowl XLVI. Overall, 2.122 million unique users streamed the game as compared to the Super Bowl’s 2.105 users. And what makes the more recent numbers more impressive is that the Olympics require authentication of users’ cable and satellite accounts while the Super […]

NBC to Air Three Documentaries During its Weekend Olympic Coverage

As the Olympics wind down, NBC goes into storytelling mode with three fascinating documentaries either related to the host country of Russia or to the Olympics themselves. Two will air on Saturday and the final one, the most anticipated film, Tonya & Nancy will be shown before the Closing Ceremony on Sunday. The first, “Lokomotiv” […]

NBCUniversal’s Programming for Day 14 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Men’s hockey on NBCSN will take center stage on Friday morning, Day 14 of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. NBCSN’s live coverage includes the men’s curling bronze medal match between Communist China and Sweden at 3 a.m. ET and the women’s ski cross competition. The women’s 4×6 biathlon relay will be seen live after […]

NBC Wednesday Olympic Primetime Sees Rise from Vancouver and Turin

Thanks to ladies figure skating and alpine skiing, NBC saw a rise in the ratings for the second Wednesday night of the Sochi Olympic Games. For Wednesday’s primetime, NBC registered a 12.2 rating and a 20 share, up from Vancouver’s 11.9/19 in 2010 and Turin’s 10.0/15 in 2006. Viewership on Wednesday averaged 20.2 million people […]

NBCUniversal’s Programming for Day 13 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Ok, we’re reaching to the final days of the Sochi Olympic Games. On Thursday, there’s the ladies free skate in figure skating. It will be aired live in its entirety on NBCSN starting at 10 a.m. and be shown later in truncated form on NBC. Another highlight on Thursday is the women’s hockey gold medal […]

NBC’s Olympic Primetime Fall Below Vancouver and Turin for the 2nd Time

Last Saturday was the first time that NBC’s primetime ratings for the Sochi Games had fallen below both Vancouver’s and Turin’s levels. Now you can Tuesday night’s primetime to that. On Tuesday which had no figure skating, NBC registered an 11.2 rating with an 18 share. That’s below Vancouver’s rating in 2010 for the comparable […]

NBC’s Nancy & Tonya Documentary Airs Sunday Night

On the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, NBC takes a look back at one of the more infamous moments in sports history, the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan incident. Mary Carillo has interviews with both Harding and Kerrigan, unlike the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary which only had Harding. The documentary, […]

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