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” […]

CBC’s Programming for Days 15 and 16 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

This weekend marks the end of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Hockey takes center stage once again. CBC airs both the bronze medal game between the United States and Finland on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. On Sunday, Team Canada plays for its second straight gold medal facing Sweden at 7 a.m. CBC’s coverage begins at […]

USA-Canada’s Women’s Hockey Gold Medal Game Sets Streaming Record for CBC

Just as the Canada-USA women’s hockey gold medal game set an Olympics streaming record for NBC in the United States, it also set a record for CBC in the Great White North. CBC says more than 325,000 devices were streaming the event online making it the highest online audience ever for Canada’s public broadcaster. It […]

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 […]

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

The women’s hockey gold medal game is the big highlight of the day for CBC and its affiliated networks. Canada will try to defend its gold medal that it has retained since the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Team USA hopes to break that streak on Thursday. CBC carries the game at noon ET. […]

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, […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 12 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

Hockey takes center stage as the men’s quarterfinals will be held throughout Wednesday. TSN airs Sweden-Slovenia at 3 a.m. ET then CBC airs a doubleheader with Russia-Finland at 7:30 a.m. and then Canada-Latvia at noon. USA-Czech Republic will be seen on TSN2 at noon. TSN will air the ladies figure skating short program beginning at […]

NBCUniversal’s Programming for Day 12 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

For Wednesday, we begin to head into the home stretch of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The quarterfinals in men’s hockey will take place throughout Wednesday morning and into the early afternoon. Sweden vs. Slovenia and Finland vs. Russia will air on NBCSN at 3 a.m. ET and 7:30 a.m. ET, respectively. Then Canada vs. Latvia […]

NBC’s 2nd Monday Olympic Primetime Posts Big Numbers

NBC has good reason to crow about its Monday Olympic primetime ratings. For just the second time during the Sochi Games, it beat both Vancouver’s and Turin’s numbers. The rating for the second Monday of the XXII Olympic Winter Games registered a 13.8 and a 21 share. That’s 10% higher from Vancouver’s 12.5/20 and one […]

CBC’s Programming for Day 11 of the XXII Winter Olympic Games

CBC and its affiliated networks will be all over the Tuesday schedule at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Men’s hockey will be dominant with single elimination games to advance to the quarterfinals. CBC will carry games at 7:30 a.m. and noon ET. TSN will air the women’s bobsleigh and curling. Sportsnet will have the men’s Nordic […]

NBCUniversal’s Programming for Day 11 of the XXII Olympic Winter Games

NBCSN will air a hockey tripleheader of single elimination games beginning at 3 a.m. ET with Slovenia-Austria, then Russia vs. Norway at 7:30 a.m. and then Czech Republic vs. Slovenia at noon. MSNBC will carry Switzerland vs. Latvia also at noon ET. U.S. skiing medal hopeful Mikaela Shiffrin of Vermont makes her Olympic debut in […]

NBC’s Sunday Primetime Ratings Rebound After Two Consecutive Lows

From NBC Sports, we have the ratings for Sunday night’s Olympic presentation. After posting the two lowest-rated nights of the games on Friday and Saturday, NBC made a market correction on Sunday. The Sunday ratings garnered a 12.1 number with a 19 share, down from Vancouver’s 13.2/21 in 2010, but up 4% from Turin’s 11.6/18 […]