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post #691 of 799
imagine how much NBC will cut from Rio because it has no relevance to Americans! I mean they don't even speak English as a first language! biggrin.gif
post #692 of 799
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Originally Posted by Scott Greczkowski View Post

Did they cut out the final medal ceremony? I thought it was before the flag came down.

Did Americans win?

(I mean, do you really have to ask? rolleyes.gif)
post #693 of 799
Thread Starter 
NBC edited out the IOC President speaking in French.

Anyone else have no idea who Take That is?
post #694 of 799
Who are the 4 bell boys? biggrin.gif
post #695 of 799
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Originally Posted by Scott Greczkowski View Post

The cut the flag hand off as well. That was a long event where the Mayor on London waved the flag, then handed it to the IOC president who waved it for a bit then handed it to the mayor of Rio. They cut all that out and saw the mayor of Rio holding the flag and it went immediately to the Rio national anthem.
And yes Bob Costas ruined the ending of the show as well.

They didn't cut London-Rio flag handover.
post #696 of 799
End of the NBC closing ceremony.
post #697 of 799
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Originally Posted by joblo View Post

Did Americans win?
(I mean, do you really have to ask? rolleyes.gif)

Uganda won the Marathon. The race was live on NBC this morning.
post #698 of 799
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Originally Posted by ptlurking View Post

Who are the 4 bell boys? biggrin.gif
Ouch
post #699 of 799
Thats the end? What about the 3 songs from The Who who Bob said were coming up at the end of the show? smile.gif
post #700 of 799
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Originally Posted by JCL View Post

They didn't cut London-Rio flag handover.

They didn't cut it out, it was just greatly shortened.
post #701 of 799
Who's coming up in an hour.
post #702 of 799
The Who will appear after Animal Practice and your late local news.
post #703 of 799
What!
No Who until midnight?eek.gif
post #704 of 799
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Originally Posted by Scott Greczkowski View Post

Thats the end? What about the 3 songs from The Who who Bob said were coming up at the end of the show? smile.gif

you've got watch Animal Practice before you are allowed to see that!

Haha, what idiocy of programming!
post #705 of 799
Thread Starter 
I was wrong, NBC is showing some awful TV show that is going to be cancelled in a month instead of the end of the closing ceremony.
Disgusting, embarrassing and lame.
post #706 of 799
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

I was wrong, NBC is showing some awful TV show that is going to be cancelled in a month instead of the end of the closing ceremony.
Disgusting, embarrassing and lame.

Didn't say I didn't warn ya. I also predicted earlier that they will leave out The Who until the late night show.
post #707 of 799
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

I was wrong, NBC is showing some awful TV show that is going to be cancelled in a month instead of the end of the closing ceremony.
Disgusting, embarrassing and lame.
What? Running a comedy featuring an attempted suicide by a cat 30-seconds into the show? There are network executives pulling down six figure salaries making those genius decisions my good man...
[EDIT: Actually, I think the cat was on to something]
Edited by Kib - 8/12/12 at 8:10pm
post #708 of 799
at least this way it will feel like you are in London, because The Who finished after midnight in the UK too! biggrin.gif
post #709 of 799
Any idea if when NBC shows material after midnight that they'll show the whole closing ceremonies?
post #710 of 799
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Originally Posted by nottenst View Post

Any idea if when NBC shows material after midnight that they'll show the whole closing ceremonies?

After Animal Planet, there will be a half-hour for your local news. Then NBC's back to show what happens after the flame was extinguished, i.e. The Who (I hope). Then a few more retrospectives, then the traditional 7-minute credit reel with a cast of thousands.
post #711 of 799
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Originally Posted by JCL View Post

After Animal Planet.

That's Animal PRACTICE. Animal PLANET is the cable channel.
post #712 of 799
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Originally Posted by JCL View Post

After Animal Planet, there will be a half-hour for your local news.

It's Animal Practice! NBC spent billions to promote this sitcom, the least you can do is remember the title! biggrin.gif
post #713 of 799
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

you've got watch Animal Practice before you are allowed to see that!
Haha, what idiocy of programming!

They are using "The Who" as a bait to get your back for the late night show.
post #714 of 799
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Originally Posted by nottenst View Post

Any idea if when NBC shows material after midnight that they'll show the whole closing ceremonies?

Doubtful.

When they rebroadcast the opening ceremony after hours, they whacked about half the opening acts and most of the parade of nations, and still the Seacrest chat with Phelps survived.

We can always hope – I plan to record it just in case – but my guess is they’re more likely rebroadcast some of the 7 pm – 8:20 pm fluff than anything skipped over during the prime time broadcast.
post #715 of 799
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Originally Posted by radiofreak View Post

The Who will appear after Animal Practice and your late local news.
That is unbelievable!

Nothing is scared when it comes to the almighty dollar.
post #716 of 799
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Originally Posted by VisionOn View Post

It's Animal Practice! NBC spent billions to promote this sitcom, the least you can do is remember the title! biggrin.gif
I've been on a half dozen websites tonight that I've seen it called 'Animal Planet'. Brilliant promotion. No worries, it will be called "Cancelled" before they have to spend any more money hyping it.
post #717 of 799
Here it comes, NBC's 7-minute highlight reel. Music: "Dragonheart" by Randy Edelman and "Titan's Spirit" by Trevor Rabin -- as it has always been.
post #718 of 799
Interesting article from USA Today

"NBC: 'We took a big bold swing' with digital coverage"
By: Michael Hiestand

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Turns out NBC, says Jim Bell, who oversaw the network's London Olympics coverage, wasn't just following the usual corporate mantra of under-promise and over-deliver.

NBC says ratings for it's recorded prime time Olympics broadcast, hosted nightly by Bob Costas, were helped by the network's decision to stream the events live to an online audience.
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NBC says ratings for it's recorded prime time Olympics broadcast, hosted nightly by Bob Costas, were helped by the network's decision to stream the events live to an online audience.

The network was blowing a little smoke before the Games.

Such as when it came to the question of whether offering the Olympics' world feed live online might hurt TV ratings in prime time, when NBC's recorded coverage airs. "The party line was that we didn't think live streaming would hurt prime time and that was all well and good to say," Bell said by phone Sunday. "But if anything, it helped prime time. (Live digital) wasn't a baby step. We took a big bold swing. It worked out in itself and helped the foundation of the house - prime time."

Obviously, anything that spurs interest in the Olympics — what NBC dreads most is viewer apathy — helps because the network has a monopoly on video coverage. And NBC will get the highest prime-time ratings for a Summer Games outside the USA since Montreal in 1976 — a pre-cable era, the TV equivalent of prehistoric times. It's averaging 17.6% of U.S. TV households, up 9% from the 2008 Beijing Games and 16% from the 2004 Athens Games.

Before the Games, NBC's public comments were vaguely optimistic about whether its London ratings would top its Beijing numbers. But Bell, who is head producer of NBC's Today show and is working his ninth TV Olympics, says there was a quiet consensus that NBC would fall short.

"I thought no way," Bell says. "No way! Honest to God in my heart of hearts. Nobody, not anybody in NBC and probably nobody outside, thought it would match Beijing, where we had (Michael) Phelps swimming live and could show those incredible images of a mysterious land."

To give perspective on the reach of TV vs. digital, consider that while NBC prime time averaged 31.1 million viewers daily, online NBC averaged 8.56 million streams, which is up 133% from Beijing. But only 10 events in the London Games drew more than 1 million live streams. Then there's the money. NBC says its Olympic TV ad revenue will top $1 billion, with more than 80% of that coming from prime-time TV, and digital ad sales will be about $60 million.

[bold]Bell won't rule out that NBC, which has the Games through 2020, might someday show more events live and then air them again in prime time. [/bold]But prime time, he says, remains a very important property. "And it's important to re-emphasize that a lot of the viewing public doesn't know about these sports," he adds.

Olympic TV typically has drawn more criticism, from viewers and critics, than any other genre of TV programming — and social media provide an ever-growing megaphone. As to whether NBC altered its approach during the Games because of the complaints, Bell says, "Any endeavor of this magnitude will face scrutiny, and we welcome it. But we came in with a plan, we executed it and it worked."

NBC did stick to its plan. When the tennis finals (played at Wimbledon) got star power —Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray vs. Roger Federer — NBC decided those names could attract an audience in the morning and made the shift from live to tape, giving them Wimbledon-like coverage.

Another notable moment saw NBC giving most of the first hour of prime time — on the night after swimming ended — to a taped interview of supposedly retired Phelps. Pretty much a no-brainer given Phelps is the biggest U.S. Olympic TV star ever. So it makes sense NBC would offer him an on-air role at the 2016 Games. Bell says, "That would be something we'd chew on in the aftermath (of London). Outside of (his mom) Mrs. Phelps, nobody wants to see him swim in Rio more than us, even if it's just for a couple events."

There was another example of NBC, which says it might make a profit on London after losing $223 million in the 2010 Vancouver Games, making a decision worth another look. The USA-Japan women's soccer final aired on the cable channel NBC Sports Network (80 million U.S. households) rather than being moved to NBC (114 million households). The game drew 2.7% of U.S. households — NBCSN's best-ever rating — but that was down 63% from Japan's win vs. the USA in the 2011 World Cup final on ESPN. But the point for NBC was to promote NBCSN, formerly Versus.

Before the Games, American Idol's Ryan Seacrest was projected to be a big NBC Olympic TV star. Bell says NBC staffers were scratching their heads when they read reports that NBC wasn't giving Seacrest much airtime. Bell notes Seacrest stopped by the Today show and various other shows as well as doing prime time. He also hosted Sunday's closing ceremony with Bob Costas and Al Michaels. "He was everywhere; he just nailed it," Bell says.

Well, that's debatable. What's not: London was a harmonic convergence for NBC.

Consider that the best Olympic promo was the U.S. swim team's homemade video to the pop hit Call Me Maybe, which drew 6.2 million hits on YouTube, far more than any Olympic event. It was charming, probably better than if NBC had engineered it. Sometimes you just get lucky.

Just something to give everyone hope for Socci in a year and a half.
post #719 of 799
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Originally Posted by radiofreak View Post

We are still under FCC watershed hours, sir.

The FCC can't do fines for fleeting moments. The courts have shot down fines for simple things like this. But still, the nets bleep.

Stupid.
post #720 of 799
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Originally Posted by nottenst View Post

Any idea if when NBC shows material after midnight that they'll show the whole closing ceremonies?



We can always hope – I plan to record it just in case – but my guess is they’re more likely rebroadcast some of the 7 pm – 8:20 pm fluff than anything skipped over during the prime time broadcast.

As expected, NBC’s late night rebroadcast joined the prime time coverage at about 8:01:45, such that the network portion of the commercial break at the end of prime time will end at 3:29, precisely on schedule.

So nothing more to see… the rebroadcast should be identical to prime time, right down to the network commercials.

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Originally Posted by joblo View Post

Did Americans win?
(I mean, do you really have to ask? rolleyes.gif)

Uganda won the Marathon. The race was live on NBC this morning.

It was a rhetorical question. I watched the BBC’s unedited coverage this afternoon. But I couldn’t record that, so I was hoping for a decent prime time broadcast from NBC.

I haven’t looked at the 3D coverage because I don’t have a 3D set, but it would be nice to get a recording of the music.

Is the 3D broadcast likely to be complete? Did the 3D opening ceremony include the 7/7 tribute?
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