NBCSports Signs Carolyn Manno To Multi-Year Deal

By | Wednesday October 3, 2012 @ 11:34am PDT

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 … Read More »

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UPDATE: 2012 Olympic Games Are Biggest UK TV Event Ever; Closing Ceremony Gives BBC An 81% Share

By | Monday August 13, 2012 @ 8:06am PDT

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. Read More »

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NBC Says Olympics Archery No. 1 In Ratings, ‘Hunger Games’ Fueling Interest?

By | Friday August 3, 2012 @ 10:08am PDT

Joe Utichi contributes to Deadline’s UK coverage.

Has The Hunger Games triggered Americans’ interest in archery? The bow-and-arrow sport is NBC’s No. 1 cable ratings winner, the network says, averaging 1.5M daytime viewers. NBC’s coverage of the … Read More »

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No Fury Like Live Olympics Viewers Scorned

By | Monday July 30, 2012 @ 12:37pm PDT

Check Out @NBCDelayed And #NBCFail

Ryan Lochte could cure cancer during a race & NBC would air it 6 hours later with the cure portion removed for a Seacrest interview #NBCFail

@NBC Delayed: BREAKING: Roman Emperor Theodosius bans Olympic Games, NBC delay to catch up shortly.

They broadcast the British Open golf live! … Read More »

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David Beckham Didn’t Make UK Olympic Team

By | Thursday June 28, 2012 @ 12:22pm PDT

It’s far too late for David Beckham to become a big star in the United States. And now the news is out that he can’t even bend it for the British Olympic team. Granted, he’s been credited with helping London win the bid … Read More »

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