NBC what a bunch of wasters!

Yesterday I watched the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, live on line at 1 PM Pacific time, only because NBC refused to show it live! Are they stupid? Why didn’t they show the Michael Phelps race this morning, at 11 30AM Pacific time? Are they really stupid? What were they thinking by cutting out of their recorded version of the opening ceremony, a memorial sequence for those killed in the London bombings of 2005 and replacing it with an interview between Ryan Seacrest and Phelps? Are they living on a different planet? How disrespectful, how ignorant and how inconsiderate to the families of all those who died..Why, on all their affiliate stations at 6 PM Pacific time, and probably 6 PM East coast time, were they suggesting there was only an hour to go before the opening ceremonies bagan, when in fact they’d been over for 4 hours already? Do they believe that we, the viewing public are that stupid?? Obviously they do, and you, the public should turn them off and watch it as it happens on a web site taking their feed from the BBC. Go to vipboxtv.com and search for the Olympics. It’s easy, it’s live and it will show these idiots at NBC that they have no idea how to cover the worlds biggest event properly!
NBC, I implore you to fire those responsible for this debacle!
BBC, I applaude you for the brilliance you have always shown in LIVE sport coverage. Someone from the BBC should take over at NBC, that way, we might all benefit from LIVE sport rather than the crappy pre recorded coverage we all seem to accept here in America!

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2 thoughts on “NBC what a bunch of wasters!

  1. But did you happen to see the three hours of riveting cross country bike racing? They showed ALL 3 or more hours of that today!! Ugh! I agree with you whole-heartedly on this one!! I’m watching something else!

  2. Tape-delayed Opening Ceremony turns out to be ratings gold for NBC | Fourth-Place Medal – Yahoo! Sports

    TV viewers hoping to watch future Olympic opening ceremonies live probably aren’t going to get their wish anytime soon.

    [ Photos: Venus Williams adjusts her hair for Olympics ]

    NBC’s coverage for the opening to the 2012 London Games delivered the best overnight ratings ever for an Olympics held outside the United States and a 7 percent uptick over ratings from the Beijing Opening Ceremony in 2008. The huge 23.0 rating validates the network’s oft-criticized strategy to tape delay the Opening Ceremony in prime time on both coasts and to not even stream the event live on the Internet.

    Although NBC proudly boasted that the 2012 Olympics would be streamed live from start to finish on the network’s website, it chose to make the Opening and Closing Ceremony an exception to that. NBC attempted to justify that decision on its Facebook page Friday night, explaining that all competitive events will air live but the Opening and Closing Ceremony are “entertainment spectacles” best shown “at a time when friends and family are able to gather together to watch.”

    Critics blasted the decision to submit U.S. viewers to local news while the rest of the world watched James Bond parachute into the stadium or David Beckham arrive via speedboat, but apparently the decision proved worthwhile. Not enough fans watched live via bootleg feeds or skipped the Opening Ceremony altogether to make NBC regret its decision.

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    To put the Opening Ceremony ratings into context, it was significantly larger than those of the 2012 BCS title game or Game 5 of the NBA Finals but still not even half as big as that of the Super Bowl.

    San Diego had the highest rating among the 56 major markets measured with an average rating of 27.8, meaning 49 percent of homes that were watching TV had the Olympics on. Washington, D.C. (26.8), West Palm Beach (26.8), Salt Lake City (26.6) and Denver (26.4) rounded out the top five.

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