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Snoop and Kevin Hart call Olympic events

Why didn’t they do this before?

(Warning, Snoop drops a few “mofo’s” in his commentary about equestrian)

EDDIE

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  • EDDIEEDDIE Wealthy Alum
    It would probably help the horribly dismal ratings!
  • thechuck_2112thechuck_2112 Wealthy Alum
    edited August 4
    EDDIE said:

    It would probably help the horribly dismal ratings!

    That's an industry-wide thing, not an Olympic-specific thing. The top 8 primetime broadcasts last week were NBC Olympics coverage.  The ratings are down huge compared to Rio, but everything else's ratings are down even more.

    Here's the Nielsen ratings for the week starting 7/26: top-ten
    Bash_RiprockAORedHawk33
  • EDDIEEDDIE Wealthy Alum
    Indeed. I guess their horribly-dismal ratings have plenty of company.
  • EDDIEEDDIE Wealthy Alum
    "The Saturday audience ranks as the smallest on record for any night of competition at a Summer Olympics, falling below the previous mark of 15.0 million set last Wednesday.The Tokyo Olympics now accounts for eight of the nine smallest primetime Summer Olympics audiences this century."


  • AORedHawk33AORedHawk33 Wealthy Alum
    EDDIE said:

    "The Saturday audience ranks as the smallest on record for any night of competition at a Summer Olympics, falling below the previous mark of 15.0 million set last Wednesday.The Tokyo Olympics now accounts for eight of the nine smallest primetime Summer Olympics audiences this century."


    There is a really good article on The Athletic about the TV viewership for the Olympics. To sum it up, the NBC brass knew the numbers would be low based on no fans, no ‘big’ names (Phelps, Bolt, etc.), and time difference. Their main goal here was to market their new streaming service, and apparently the streams have more than doubled since Rio, which is not all that surprising. Will be interesting to see how many cancel their Peacock subscription after the games are over.
    EDDIE
  • redhawk11redhawk11 Wealthy Alum

    EDDIE said:

    "The Saturday audience ranks as the smallest on record for any night of competition at a Summer Olympics, falling below the previous mark of 15.0 million set last Wednesday.The Tokyo Olympics now accounts for eight of the nine smallest primetime Summer Olympics audiences this century."


    There is a really good article on The Athletic about the TV viewership for the Olympics. To sum it up, the NBC brass knew the numbers would be low based on no fans, no ‘big’ names (Phelps, Bolt, etc.), and time difference. Their main goal here was to market their new streaming service, and apparently the streams have more than doubled since Rio, which is not all that surprising. Will be interesting to see how many cancel their Peacock subscription after the games are over.
    Notre Dame fans won't.

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