Skip to comments.Al Michaels: fearless NBC welcomes London Olympic challenge (Reason for no live coverage)
Posted on 08/05/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT by JimWayne
NBC has calculated that the TV audience for the Olympics in the US is 56% female, and this conditions what it calls its "storytelling model" of presentation.
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And NBC emphasizes events in which Americans are competitive. So we can forget about seeing table tennis and soccer, for example.
Well, this reinforces my feelings of manliness, because NBC’s coverage has really not appealed to me at all. It just seems “blah” in so many ways. But maybe the ladies love it.
Soccer and basketball are available on other channels on DISH.
An added bonus: if there is a terrorist event, we won’t see it live, like we did in 1972. It can be edited out.
If we want, we can read about it. But we won’t SEE it. And the WH will fax the words for the talking twits to read.
Some of us ladies would like to see the whole of the competition. I wonder if there's anywhere online to see that main feed?
Also why they keep showing the moms in the stands.
I am sure you can find some foreign TV channel and watch their live stream.
I think there is an online feed from NBC.
Also, between Bravo, NBSSports, NBC, CNBC and even MSNBC there are a lot of sports and non-US competitions being broadcast.
I’m burning up my DVR.
Sorry. NBCSports channel. 603 on direcTV
I love to watch golf but I will NOT watch it if it’s on nbc for the same reason...storytelling.
While live golf is being played on the course, they are storytelling.
I like to watch volleyball (Beach and regular)
Misty and Kerri were on last night so I sat down to watch. They were playing well and had a nice lead. Score was like 9-6 in the first Set. NBC goes to break. They come back the score is like 17-11. Its a freaking tape delay and they can't show the entire game. Next set they did the same damn thing. I switched it off and got some work done. I am finished with NBC and the Olympics.
It must work. My wife DVR’s almost everything on the Olympics and watches it at night. I haven’t seen any of it, not interested.
Anyone else remember the good ild days when ABC broadcast the Olympics like it was theWide World of Sports. I miss those days. I want the thrill of victory and not the agony of another profile.
I'm a red blooded American male and have been watching the Olympics nearly every day..
I love the " human interest stories" about the athletes behind the scenes..the one on Gabby Douglas was great..showed her training in her youth and what she went through...also showed her praying and said how much God was in her life...same with Missy Franklin.
The "human interest" stories make the Olympics better IMO
NBC trashes their coverage of horse racing with their “story telling,” hardly even mentioning the names of the people who make the game go—the owners, who pay the bills. They concentrate on a handful of trainers, most whom hardly train but are skilled at making themselves prominent. Do they show much in the way of past races? Heck no. Do we even see much of the horses? Heck no. Do they get a lot of content just plain wrong and incorrect? YES.
If you give priority to sob stories over live telecast and can put up with delayed broadcasting, you probably have a some feminine wiring in your brain.
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