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Sep 16 2013, 02:19 AM
- May 20, 2009
It usually airs during the Olympics. Last year's Summer Olympics and Summer 2004 were the only times the show was completely pre-empted. This is pretty typical for the Winter Olympics.
- Sep 16 2013, 02:15 AM
- Sep 14 2013, 07:51 AM
So, just like with the Summer Olympics, NBC is opting to broadcast an edited version of the day's events in prime time.....If the competition starts in Sochi at, say, 6 p.m., that will be 10 a.m. on the east coast in the US. So, why not broadcast live? People will be awake and could watch.
7AM live broadcasts for half the country on the west coast? Ratings would be in the dozens. Even 10AM in the East would mean a few thousand viewers, not the millions that primetime offers.
NBC has always packaged the Olympics for primetime, so I'm not all that surprised.
I **am** surprised that DOOL is going to air at all. I am actually shocked. I think this is a good sign for the show's renewal for Year 50.
Then again, there's also always the chance that NBC will hand that hours back to the affiliates so that they can show the syndicated fare that the NBC coverage is pre-empting.