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NBC Effs Up Olympic Coverage (Again)

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Or at least the end of it!

As NBC ended the 865 hours of Winter Olympic coverage, viewers got an abrupt surprise!

At 10:29 p.m. ET, Michael Buble had finished his rendition of The Maple Leaf Forever at the closing ceremonies. The camera cut back to a wide shot of the ongoing celebration and then Bob Costas announced:

"We're back in an hour with the Closing Ceremony party from Vancouver. Nickleback and Avril Lavigne are among the acts that will be performing. But right now we take you to the premiere of Jerry Seinfeld's new series, The Marriage Ref."


But we shouldn't be surprised. It's not like the network is known for being sensitive!

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43 comments to “NBC Effs Up Olympic Coverage (Again)”

  1. 1

    i don't get it? lol

  2. 2


    what a failure. i'm proud of the canadian coverage by ctv.

  3. 3

    aren't you promoting the marriage ref?? I’m looking at the advertisement on your background now! What's the problem?

  4. 4

    Your entire background is "The Marriage Ref" and you have Marriage Ref videos all over your page. Oops.

  5. 5

    It's funny… as I was reading this the post was surrounded by ads for The Marriage Ref…. which is on NBC.

  6. 6

    CTV rocks my world.

  7. kphi says – reply to this


    like anyone in america really cared to see nickelback, avril lavigne, simple plan, and a bunch of other shitty canadian performers. where's the ACTUAL talent?

  8. 8

    I dont get it??

  9. 9

    during the Beijing Olympics Bob Costas would tell the audience how they missed the delegations from 7 or 8 countries in the parade of nations…… because NBC cut to commercials during the live parade; NBC sucks and Costas is an idiot

  10. 10

    um lame coverage by the US, what's new?

  11. 11

    you guys didnt miss much!! worst part of the closing ceremonies if you ask me…

  12. 12

    Nickleback and Avril suck but to cut them for the Marriage Ref? I think that was pretty bad choice. I mean who wants to hear A-list celebrities talk shit about your marriage? Its not like they can even keep their marriage in check alone! Jerry Seinfeld is not all that funny anymore but I guess NBC wants to sell to people and shove it to them. You suck NBC!

  13. 13

    That was actually a pretty smart move… There's was no question as to who was going to be number 1 last night: NBC. They had 20 million viewers and 5.3% of all adults 18-49 in the US watching. Starting today, they have a completely new 10 pm lineup since they screwed up with The Jay Leno Show. So why wouldn't they promote The Marriage Ref (which you are also promoting) at a time when they have the most viewers? 14.48 million people stuck around to watch The Marriage Ref, which they're hoping will return on Thursday. It doesn't matter if it's a good show or not at this point, they need to promote the hell out of it so they can get some advertisers back, and that was a pretty damn good way of doing so.

  14. 14

    The NBC coverage was HORRENDOUS… NBC should be ashamed… just a embarrassment for us Americans…. I am ashamed of NBC…

  15. 15

    yeah, it really fucking sucked. they used the olympics as a lead in to one of the worst shows i've ever seen (kept it on for a few minutes) then by the time that was over, then the news, they were playing the rest of the closing ceremonies on an hour delay. by then, i had stopped watching NBC all together and came back to watch the rest, but it was late and the flow of the ceremonies had been interrupted. network dirtbags.

  16. 16

    Who was watchin NBC's coverage of the Olympics? Everyone was watching it on CTV.

  17. 17

    And you didn't exactly talk crap about the show itself, but I'd be careful about talking bad about your advertisers. After all, you are getting their money for you to promote the good image of their product.

  18. 18

    It's because this one commentator thought NBC should have made a bigger deal about cutting away from Part 1 of its final Olympics broadcast, since few viewers were actually going to tune in for the 11:30 broadcast. Perhaps Perez could have done a better job explaining why the ending was "effed up," but I don't expect much from him to begin with, so I'm rarely disappointed.

  19. Jim J says – reply to this


    Buble's Giant Beaver!!! Loved it!!!

  20. 20


    -Muslim Jihadist, Mohammed Mohammed, 2nd-in-command of Taliban, found dead in Yemen, with head exploded.
    -Suicide note found, "two hours of polite, feel-good Canadian songs, was just too much to bear at closing Olympic ceremony." Last wish, "to be water-boarded instead", then he pulled the pin on the grenade.

  21. 21

    Chairman of China, Hu Jintao, driven to suicide attempt, after two hours of closing ceremonies of the Olympics.
    -A note was found, "I could not take one more "very polite, feel good Canadian song".
    -The Chairman is recovering watching old tapes of The Cultural Revolution.

  22. 22

    yeah it was weird

  23. 23

    Tell me, how does ice skater, Rachel Flatt, not look like an athlete…she was soft, and mushy, with no muscle tone, looked like a weekend skater instead of an Olympian? Her artistry was 2nd rate.
    Shawn White - amazing
    Apollo Ono - amazing and robbed of a medal
    American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White were sublime in the Indian inspired ice dance, along with the Gold Canadian winners.
    Cannot believe how great ice dancing has progessed from the old days.
    Enjoyed the games, but TIVO'd everything, to get through a billion ads and Bob Costas being patriotic about Canada, and him wishing he had a country like Canada to be proud of.

  24. 24

    -Russia alaready getting ready for the next Winter Olympics.
    -President Alexander Putin, seen early this morning reading, the Russian Anthony Robbins counterpart, "Motivational and Leradership Tips for Dummies", by Marshal General Zhukov, Battle Commander of Kursk and Leningrad.
    -Comrades, Let the games begin!

  25. 25

    Bhahahaha NBC's A Joke!!!
    They will pull Jerry Seinfeld and replace him with Leno!

  26. 26

    Canadians are seal slaughtering retards!!!! And have some good actors lol ught im so drunk hahaha

  27. 27


  28. 28

    -Commenting on the Olympic closing ceremonies, French President Nicolas Sarkozy weighs in, "Sarcre bleu, how did the Canadians fuck up a Michael Buble performance?"

  29. 29

    and their 'live' coverage wasnt very 'live' I would watch it on ctv, and then turn to nbc to watch what I had just seen on ctv
    really? a delay? were they worried we would pull some majorly scandalous thing in the closing ceremonies of the olympics?????

  30. 30

    NBC SUCKS! That's insulting to Canada and all their viewers. I seriously doubt that if the Olympics had been in the US they wouldn't have dared to cut away from the show for Jerry Seinfield of all people. Even though some parts of the show were lame (*coughsAvrilcoughs*) I still watched.
    CTV all the motherfucking way!

  31. 31

    Re: luvstotango – Comedy is not your strong suit, quit while you are ahead.

  32. 32

    lol nickelback and avril lavigne? show was over before they performed trust me

  33. 33

    on behalf of all canadians, i'd like to apologize about that horrible ceremony tht basically made fun of canada and all its lame stereotypes. i was just praying the moose wouldnt cum out, but surprise surprise, it did

  34. 34

    Really? They did that? I was to busy watching it on CTV. LOL and I was ticked off about the commercial breaks during our coverage. Guess I don't always know when I've got it good

  35. 35

    Re: urmothr – Don't apologize for me you traitorous mother fucker. Maybe I'll apologize for you. Dear Americans please take note not all of us Canadians are brown nosing douche bags like this idiot is and I'm sorry it is sharing the same air space with the rest of the worlds population. Now "urmothr" it's time for you to fuck off. You have no sense of humour and that kinda proves you're not really Canadian

  36. 36

    Well that wasn't all either. There was a huge time delay between the CTVl coverage and NBC's, lol! Like NBC was behind by a lot! Made me laugh :D

  37. 37

    Gotta say… It was a cluster-beep big time!
    Thanks NBC for insulting our intelligence and thinking we'd rather see Jerry's show than watch the closing ceremonies…. good call! Then again, this is a country that loves to watch fat people lose weight.

  38. Mtl23 says – reply to this


    I dont get what the big deal is?

  39. 39

    Was a great show, to bad they were to busy to stick around. my god, did you see the hockey game, you fought like beavers, good job on silver.

  40. 40

    Re: kphi – And who in Canada really gives a shit about your cookie cutter American "artists"???? At least we have REAL talent up here.

  41. 41

    Weird, cuz I was able to see the rest of the ceremonies, without seeing a show inbetween. Guess I was watching a different channel lol .. but you didn't really miss much at all !

  42. 42

    It was the worst coverage I have ever experienced. NBC took away so much from those who were looking forward to the Olympics.
    While my friends from other countries had option of 10 channels which played everything that was going on, we were stuck here with the recorded version of the event which NBC decided to show how/when they want to show us what. They completely took us hostage so that we can watch the commercials!

    Worst, they stretched the Men/Women figure skating from 8PM all the way up until 12AM! Do you think the children who were looking forward can stay up that late? And is it me or did you show the "Logging in Canada" in the middle of women's figure skating final day?

    What are you guys thinking, you assholes!

  43. 43

    AVRIL LAVIGNE did awesome and she was looking HOT on a red dress
    LOVE IT! plus she perform her best 2 hits and songs ever!

    "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend"