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NBC Olympics coverage may be improving

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Marco, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    In addition to those, some other current or recent USA original shows are:

    Covert Affairs
    Royal Pains
    Common Law
    Fairly Legal
    In Plain Sight
    The Dead Zone
    Law & Order: Criminal Intent (first six seasons were on NBC, final four seasons were on USA)

    Take a look at this list of all the shows that have aired on USA over the years.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programs_broadcast_by_USA_Network

    I didn't realize USA produced a 4th season of Airwolf in 1987 after the first three seasons ran on CBS.
     
  2. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Some of the most popular shows on cable have been or are on USA Network. I guess you're just not paying attention.
     
  3. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

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    If you enjoyed Airwolf, don't bother with the 4th season. :D
     
  4. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Silk Stalkings. :)
     
  5. Bigg

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    I've never heard of anything on USA other than Olympics before.
     
  6. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    This is mind-boggling.
     
  7. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo Well-Known Member

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    I watched so many Wings reruns on USA after school in junior high that somehow the episode order became embedded in my brain. This was way before we had episode guides on the internet, but I could tell you the plotline of tomorrow's episode based on the episode that was currently on, even though many of the storylines didn't carry over from one to the next.

    It was weird.
     
  8. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I was quite distressed by the reporter who badgered Bode Miller until he broke down and cried.
     
  9. Jagman_sl

    Jagman_sl New Member

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    I'm not sure what was worse, the fact that she did it or that NBC chose to air it.
     
  10. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    Was it live? Maybe they didn't realize where it was going until it was too late to pull out gracefully?

    But yeah...from what I've read the reporter was way out of line. Sounds like he's been a class act though and has defended her.
     
  11. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Nothing is live in prime time.
     
  12. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    Wow. Yeah, they should have thought twice before airing that.
     
  13. zordude

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

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    Nothing that airs in prime time is happening live.

    ETA: whoops there was another page.
     
  14. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 10% off

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    Comcast is letting me stream the Olympics this time. During the London Games they wouldn't because all I had was Limited Basic. The only thing I've done since then is add HBO because it was $5 cheaper than not having it, so either they're more lenient this time or they accidentally reclassified my package above LB when I added HBO.

    I'm able to stream other channels (e.g., History) that require subscriber authentication but which I can't tune in over cable, so maybe I'm just the beneficiary of another Comcast error. :)

    I thought over the weekend they were live streaming NBCSN according to a link at nbcolympics.com but I can't find that now. The streaming coverage has poor integration of the skating music (it sounds like they're just picking up the music from ambient sounds in the arena).
     
  15. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Here's the schedule for the second week:

    All times are Eastern, and are AM unless otherwise noted

    Events not on NBC are live unless otherwise noted

    Note that some events may be moved because of postponements (for example, the Men's Snowboard Snowcross was delayed by a day)

    [D] indicates this will also be on NBC's daytime afternoon broadcast
    [P] indicates this will also be on NBC's primetime broadcast
    [L] indicates this will also be on NBC's late night broadcast

    Monday 2/17
    Midnight - Curling - W round 11 (USA-South Korea on NBCSN at 3:00)
    2:00 - Snowboarding - M Snowboard Cross (NBC Day & Prime)
    Moved to Tuesday - note the qualifying runs were cancelled, and all 39 competitors put into races presumably using rankings
    5:00 - Curling - M round 12 (USA-Switzerland on USA)
    7:30 - Hockey - W Semi-Finals (NBCSN)
    8:45 - Skiing - M Aerials (NBC Day & Prime)
    9:30 - Bobsled - 2-Man Final Runs (NBC Late)
    10:00 - Curling - W round 12 (Great Britain-Denmark on CNBC at 5:00 PM)
    10:00 - Biathlon - W 12.5K Mass Start (NBCSN 1:30 PM [D])
    10:00 - Figure Skating - Dance Free (NBCSN [P])
    Noon - Hockey - W Semi-Finals (MSNBC)
    12:15 PM - Ski Jumping - M Team (NBCSN 1:30 PM [P])

    Tuesday 2/18
    Midnight - Curling - Tiebreaker (M Norway-Great Britain) (* not on TV)
    1:30 - Snowboarding - M Snowcross (TV TBA, but expect it to be on NBC Prime)
    2:00 - Skiing - W Giant Slalom (NBC Prime)
    3:00 - Hockey - M Playoffs First Round (Slovenia-Austria) (NBCSN)
    3:00 - Hockey - W 7th Place (Germany-Japan) (* not on TV)
    4:30 - Nordic Combined - Large Hill (NBCSN [D])
    4:30 - Short Track - W Relay Final; M 500 Heats; W 1000 Heats (W Relay on NBC Prime; M 500 & W 1000 on NBC Late)
    5:30 - Biathlon - M 12.5K Mass Start (* TV TBA - this was moved from an earlier date)
    7:30 - Hockey - M Playoffs First Round (Russia-Norway) (NBCSN)
    7:30 - Hockey - W 5th Place (Finland-Russia) (* not on TV)
    8:00 - Speed Skating - M 10,000 (NBCSN at 10:00 [D])
    8:45 - Skiing - M Halfpipe (NBC Prime)
    10:15 - Bobsled - 2-Woman Runs 1 & 2 (NBCSN at Noon [P])
    Noon - Hockey - M Playoffs First Round (Czech Republic-Slovakia; Latvia-Switzerland) (one on NBCSN; the other on MSNBC)

    Wednesday 2/19
    12:15 - Snowboarding - W & M Parallel Giant Slalom (NBCSN at 5:30 [P])
    2:00 - Skiing - M Giant Slalom (NBC Prime)
    3:00 - Hockey - M Quarter-Finals (Sweden vs Slovenia-Austria winner) (NBCSN)
    4:15 - Cross Country - W & M Team Sprint Classical (NBCSN at 5:30 [D])
    5:00 - Curling - W & M Semi-Finals (W on USA / M on MSNBC at 2:30 PM)
    7:30 - Hockey - M Quarter-Finals (Finland vs Russia-Norway winner) (NBCSN)
    8:30 - Speed Skating - W 5000 (NBC Day)
    9:30 - Biathlon - Mixed Relay (W 2x6K, M 2x7.5K) (NBC Late)
    10:00 - Curling - W & M Semi-Finals (W on MSNBC / M on CNBC at 5:00 PM)
    10:00 - Figure Skating - W Short (NBCSN [P])
    11:15 - Bobsled - 2-Woman Final Runs (NBC Prime)
    Noon - Hockey - M Quarter-Finals (USA vs Czech-Slovakia winner; Canada vs Latvia-Switzerland winner) (one on USA; the other on MSNBC)

    Thursday 2/20
    2:45 - Skiing - M Ski Cross; W Halfpipe (M on NBC at Noon [P]; W on NBC Prime)
    3:00 - Nordic Combined - Team Large Hill (NBCSN [L])
    3:30 - Curling - W Bronze (NBCSN)
    7:00 - Hockey - W Bronze (NBCSN)
    8:30 - Curling - W Final (CNBC at 5:00 PM)
    10:00 - Figure Skating - W Free (NBCSN [P])
    Noon - Hockey - W Final (NBC (live))

    Friday 2/21
    2:45 - Skiing - W Ski Cross (NBCSN [D])
    3:30 - Curling - M Bronze (NBCSN)
    7:00 - Hockey - M Semi-Finals (NBCSN)
    7:45 - Skiing - W Slalom (NBC Prime)
    8:30 - Speed Skating - M Team Pursuit QF & SF; W Team Pursuit QF (W on NBCSN at 11:30 * M is not on TV)
    8:30 - Curling - M Final (CNBC at 5:00 PM)
    9:30 - Biathlon - W 4x6K Relay (NBCSN [D])
    11:30 - Short Track - M 500; W 1000; M Relay Final (NBC Prime)
    Noon - Hockey - M Semi-Finals (NBCSN)
    NBC will air the premiere of "About a Boy" at 10:30 PM

    Saturday 2/22
    12:15 - Snowboarding - W & M Parallel Slalom (NBCSN [D,P])
    4:30 - Cross-Country - W 30K Freestyle Mass Start (NBCSN [D])
    7:45 - Skiing - M Slalom (NBC Prime)
    8:30 - Speed Skating - M & W Team Pursuit Final (NBC Prime)
    9:30 - Biathlon - M 4x7.5K Relay (NBC Day)
    10:00 - Hockey - M Bronze (NBCSN)
    11:30 - Bobsled - 4-Man Runs 1 & 2 (* not on TV)
    11:30 - Figure Skating - Exhibition (NBCSN at 12:30 PM [P,L])

    Sunday 2/23
    2:00 - Cross-Country - M 50K Freestyle Mass Start (NBC Day)
    4:30 - Bobsled - 4-Man Final Runs (NBCSN [D])
    7:00 - Hockey - M Final (NBC (live, and reaired later in the day))

    7:00 PM - "Sochi Review Show" (hopefully without spending the first hour talking about some human interest story that has little to do with the Olympics this time)
    8:30 PM - Closing Ceremonies (supposedly, the whole thing will air in the 2-hour time slot, rather than having Part 1 in prime time and Part 2 in late night)
    10:30 PM - the premiere of "Growing Up Fisher" (which will air on Tuesdays at 9:30)
     
  16. That Don Guy

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    NBC just announced that they will be airing Mary Carillo's "documentary" of the 1994 Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan Story that night, unless they need to fill time earlier in the week if there is some sort of weather delay.
     
  17. jsmeeker

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    Cool

    i saw the recent ESPN 30 for 30 one, but I want to see THIS one because Nancy herself finally talks about it all these years later.
     
  18. cmontyburns

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    I fast forwarded through it, but didn't they show that in prime time tonight? Or was it just an excerpt?
     
  19. pdhenry

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    Just a teaser, to let us know it will air on Sunday. :)
     
  20. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    yup

    a little tease/preview
     

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