I don’t get what NBC’s approach to the Olympics is. They have live events televised in the morning on four or five channels, yet all the primetime events are pre-recorded and played later as if they were live and available on one channel only.
Anyone who has access the internet or any news outlet will see the spoiler stories posted everywhere.
I knew Michael Phelps won his record-breaking amount of medals hours before it even happened because I read my Facebook.
It’s ridiculous for NBC to think that viewers will never find out the results of the race before they air it. Viewers can watch it online, read any news syndicate, read Facebook or Twitter, or find a number of other ways to view it before NBC will air the event.
And if that wasn’t bad enough, NBC spoils their own Olympic coverage with commercials for their programs the next day.
I was watching the night Gabby Douglass won the women’s all-around gymnastics medal, and before the routine was even over NBC ruined the suspense by airing a preview for “gold medalist Gabby Douglass” talking with the hosts of the “Today Show”.
You’ve got to be kidding me. NBC hasn’t even aired the conclusion of the damn event and they spoiled it! So now even if I hadn’t read any news outlets or looked at Facebook to find out who the winner was, NBC spoiled it for me.
They should air the events live as they are unfolding, even if it is at three in the morning. I’d rather have the option to watch it live and watch a re-run later than no option to watch it live at all.
I highly doubt after the horrendous coverage of these games NBC will win the next bid for the television contract for the Olympics. The company has drawn too much criticism for viewers and other media outlets about their awful mistakes regarding pre-recorded events.
I guess for now if I don’t want to hear who wins ahead of time I will have to do my best to just shut off my phone or laptop, since any place I look will announce the winner before NBC.