Olympic ratings disaster for NBC Feb 5, 2022 12:28:01 GMT -5
Post by jdv on Feb 5, 2022 12:28:01 GMT -5
“Thursday’s primetime coverage of the Beijing Winter Olympics averaged 7.25 million viewers on NBC, marking the smallest primetime Olympic audience ever on the network,” reports Sports Media Watch.
“The previous low was 8.5 million for the final night of competition at last year’s Tokyo Summer Olympics.”
That’s a 55 percent drop from four years ago when 16 million tuned into the opening night coverage of the 2018 Winter Games in UrygarSouth Korea."
That NBC ever allowed the IOC to chose China as the site for these games shows just how dumb people there are.
That's because beyond the communism, brutal suppression of wrong-think, wide-spread use of slave labor, and the genocide of Urygar, the Chinese also released upon the world a biological weapon named "covid-19".
You might have heard of it.
Yet, despite all those things, NBC & the Olympic committee let the Chinese run 3 straight hours of pure propaganda during prime time, all while under-selling the horrific abuses during their broadcasts. It really was rather amazing.
Even worse, their announcers aren't even in China, but are calling the games from the USA. IE, they're watching it on a TV monitor the same as you do (or don't). Samantha Guthrie, a "journalist" from NBC News gushed about the "electricity" in the stadium... despite her being 5,000 miles away from the stadium.
Which is both par for the course for the quality of NBC News, and yet another reason why tens of millions of people are doing anything else beside watch these games.