The former Comcast SportsNet New England anchor’s Olympic debut this summer seems to have struck Gold. NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood announced today that Carolyn Manno has inked a new multi-year agreement with NBC Sports Group. As part of the new agreement Manno, who was on-air for NBC at the XXX Summer Olympics this summer in London, will be taking on some new duties it was also announced today. She will be a reporter on NBC’s NFL overview show Football Night In America, a correspondent on action sports coverage like the Dew Tour and she’ll handle MLS and SportsDesk updates. Manno will also be joining the new NBC Sports Radio Network as well as getting back into Olympic mode to work on the network’s coverage of 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.
Joe Utichi is Deadline’s London contributor:
UPDATE, 8:06 AM: The BBC says that the London 2012 Olympics have become the biggest national television event since current measuring systems began. The 51.9M Britons – or 90% of the nation – who tuned in to at least 15 minutes of coverage over the past two weeks outpaced the previous record holder, 2002′s World Cup soccer tournament, which drew 81% of the population. By futher comparison, Queen Elizabeth II’s recent Diamond Jubilee celebrations were watched by 69% of Brits and Prince William’s marriage to Kate Middleton in April 2011 was watched by 61%. Among the top viewing peaks during London 2012 were the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and gold wins by Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Jess Ennis, Greg Rutherford and Sally Pearson.
PREVIOUS, 3:51 AM: The BBC just announced that Sunday night’s Olympics Closing Ceremony peaked at 26.3M at 9:35 PM UK time across BBC One, BBC HD (3D) and Red Button Olympics 1. The audience average on BBC One throughout the program from 9 PM-12:20 AM was 22.9M. This was an audience share of a gargantuan 80.7%. It was a record BBC audience figure for an Olympics Closing Ceremony. (Previous high was 1992′s Barcelona games with an average audience of 11M and 47% share.) Numbers never dropped below 20M.
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