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NBC Olympic Coverage Sucks...

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... ass through a bendy-straw.

We don't have NBC Sports Network, so I haven't seen a lick of women's soccer.

Have seen a shit-ton of water polo and have been watching the same exact events from the decathlon for the second time today.  I'm glad that the Americans are dominating the event, but I don't need to see our top guy throw the discus poorly twice in a day.  As much as I'm looking forward to golf in the Rio Olympics in four years, I can only imagine how they'll manage to hide it.

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My gripe about the coverage is that they play the good stuff too late.  They keep saying an event is coming up so that I stick around to watch but I eventually give up.

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As much as I'm looking forward to golf in the Rio Olympics in four years, I can only imagine how they'll manage to hide it.

Is NBC doing the 2016 coverage? I imagine they'd just put it on the Golf Channel.

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It's all about ratings and advertising dollars.  NBC paid a lot of money to televise the Olympics and they want to make sure they get every penny of advertising money they can.  I doubt it would be any different (except for broadcasters) if CBS, FOX or ABC had it instead.  If you have cable, and get all the NBC cable channels you can watch just about any event you like, but if you're stuck with just the standard NBC it's going to be presented like SportsCenter for U.S. Olympics.

The time difference isn't helping them since they are showing events during prime time that most people already know the results too.  They are intentionally not showing any of the major events where Americans win gold or where there is heavy drama during the day because they don't want other stations re-broadcasting it during their news coverage and taking away from their prime time ratings.

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The coverage really sucks, if all I was interested in watching was boxing, basketball and tennis I would be one happy camper but I like to watch events that I would not normally get to watch in the sports world. While I realize the majority of watchers may not agree with me it would be easy enough to solve, post a time listing for all sports coverage. its easy enough to record in the world of dvr or video cassette recording (I still have one) and it would not matter what time it was on or if it was a prime time event, instead you scroll through the same info bars listing the same events and very often they are not being covered. Lets not forget there are athletes out there in non mainstream sports that have also dedicated large parts of there life to their passion.
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Originally Posted by jamo

Is NBC doing the 2016 coverage? I imagine they'd just put it on the Golf Channel.

Most likely Olympics Golf will be on the Golf Channel, correct me if I'm wrong but I believe NBC owns the Golf Channel.  If this is the case then I don't see why they wouldn't put Golf on that channel and open up other NBC channels for the other events like they currently are.

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I think there should be a new sport added, The Bob Costas toss!  Landing on head gets extra style points.

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Originally Posted by newtogolf

It's all about ratings and advertising dollars.  NBC paid a lot of money to televise the Olympics and they want to make sure they get every penny of advertising money they can.  I doubt it would be any different (except for broadcasters) if CBS, FOX or ABC had it instead.  If you have cable, and get all the NBC cable channels you can watch just about any event you like, but if you're stuck with just the standard NBC it's going to be presented like SportsCenter for U.S. Olympics.

The time difference isn't helping them since they are showing events during prime time that most people already know the results too.  They are intentionally not showing any of the major events where Americans win gold or where there is heavy drama during the day because they don't want other stations re-broadcasting it during their news coverage and taking away from their prime time ratings.

If it's all about ratings and advertising dollars, why are they showing water polo instead of the women's soccer gold medal final?  Not just any final, but a rematch of the World Cup final.  The ratings on your premium channels that are only offered on certain cable or satellite networks aren't nearly as important as the ratings on your broadcast network.

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Most likely Olympics Golf will be on the Golf Channel, correct me if I'm wrong but I believe NBC owns the Golf Channel.  If this is the case then I don't see why they wouldn't put Golf on that channel and open up other NBC channels for the other events like they currently are.

That's exactly what I said...

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Originally Posted by newtogolf

The time difference isn't helping them since they are showing events during prime time that most people already know the results too.  They are intentionally not showing any of the major events where Americans win gold or where there is heavy drama during the day because they don't want other stations re-broadcasting it during their news coverage and taking away from their prime time ratings.

Where do you live?  On the east coast they're keeping the best for 11:30pm.   That's not prime time.

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