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NBC Olympics coverage may be improving

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

  1. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    Here are the top 5 cable networks by total viewers and 18-49 viewers for 2013. One could argue that USA is the #1 basic cable channel.

    Total viewers

    1. USA: 2.680
    2. Disney: 2.438
    3. ESPN: 2.210
    4. History: 2.114
    5. TNT: 2.070

    18-49

    1.TBS: 1.052
    2.USA: 1.036
    3.ESPN: 0.995
    4.TNT: 0.822
    5.A&E: 0.805
     
  2. Bigg

    Bigg On the fence to being a cord-cutter.

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    I can't find a channel lineup, but I'm 95% sure it's NOT part of basic cable. I think it's in the old "Expanded Basic" package, which today Comcast calls "Digital Starter". Other providers may still use "Expanded Basic" or "Standard". TBS might actually be in basic cable, another junk channel.
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Dude, with every post you lose little more credibility. First you've never heard of anything that airs on USA, one of the most popular channels on cable. Now you're saying that TBS, another of the most popular channels on cable is a "junk channel?" What next? Are you going to tell us that your favorite cable net is the Smithsonian Channel?
     
  4. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    Looks like they are on the same tier of every other basic popular cable channel such as TNT, FX, History, MTV etc. etc.
     
  5. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    TNT? That's some junk channel showing reruns, right?

    ;)
     
  6. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    What happened to the Olympics?


    Does NBC ever show a medal ceremony these days?
     
  7. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Only in primetime apparently.
     
  8. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

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    Next, he's going to say that TCM is just some old, crappy channel that shows old b&W movies. :)
     
  9. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    not always then. They didn't show the ceremony for the ice dancers. Did they hold it for "Today"??
     
  10. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I don't think they showed it.

    Probably because it doesn't matter. It happens eight hours later with a bunch of other events, one right after another after another. All of the drama and excitement is gone.

    Imagine if instead of handing out the Lombardi Trophy on the field or the Stanley Cup on the ice, they did it three weeks later. Who would watch, other than the athletes' mothers?
     
  11. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

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    It was the last thing they showed in prime time tonight. I think that's where they have usually shown them when they do.
     
  12. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    why > 24 hours later?

    I don't recall such a lack of coverage of ceremonies in previous games, including London in 2012.
     
  13. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Probably trying to boost ratings for the local news and new Tonight Show.
     
  14. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    They didn't want to do that last night??
     
  15. randian

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    What happened to the women's short-track relay final? No-show on the scheduled broadcast. Naturally, it's not one of the endless repeats we've been subject to.
     
  16. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    I think it's in late night
     
  17. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    What do you think of NBC repeating the exact same coverage in prime time that they showed during the day, either on NBC or one of their cable networks. I guess for most people who aren't home during the day, it's fine, but because of the weather and the holiday, I spent a lot of time at home, either working or off in the last week and having to spend my primetime viewing watching what I've already seen is disconcerting. I guess, since there are a lot less events in the Winter Olympics, it's a necessary evil, but still.

    And I'm not talking about JUST the events they showed live, but some of the pre-recorded events, that they showed both in the afternoon and at night.
     
  18. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Active Member

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    Not everything in Primetime is shown on an NBC channel. Some events are streamed only before being shown in Primetime.
     
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Of course not, but for someone like me, who's seen a lot of what they've shown already, there's big blocks of time where I am watching a rerun. Especially on nights where there's figure skating. I'm not particularly interested in figure skating so watching it twice is pretty boring. On a positive note, I've been able to catch up on some shows I recorded over the last couple of weeks :)
     
  20. aindik

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    If you're recording the hockey with a TiVo wishlist, you might miss one of the games at noon ET today, since both are mistakenly listed as Semifinal Game 3 and so TiVo thinks they're duplicates.
     

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