Home Videos Photos

NBC Flies In Hoda Kotb To Spice Up Atrocious Olympic Coverage!

| Filed under: TV NewsRyan Seacrest

Hoda Kotb And KLG Olympics Import To Right The Sinking Ship

The honeymoon is officially over for Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie!

By most accounts, NBC's coverage of the outstanding 2012 Olympic games in London is vastly inferior to, say, watching an infected wound fester.

The ratings for pre and post-event coverage are disappointingly low.

We don't know whether to blame tape delays, the lingering Ann Curry hangover, or anchor performance issues!

We do know the network shipped in veteran anchor Hoda Kotb because they are severely displeased!

One insider revealed:

"They're just shoehorning her into the show to help bring it alive. They called Hoda on Thursday begging her to go to London because they said it wasn’t working like they thought."

The numbers during the actual games are holding steady and most critics agree that Ryan Seacrest and Meredith Vieira are performing competently.

Yet somehow the network manages to get shellacked by GMA on the lead-in. Maybe Curry karma is Matt and Savannah are sinking the show!?

We have no idea what will happen from here!

R U rooting for the Today team to flop because Curry's canning or R U only tuning in to watch the games?

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Email this  »
The Golden Globes Nominations Are IN! See Who Earned A Spot On The Ticket HERE!
2015 Golden Globe Nominations -- Surprises & Snubs!
Celebrities With Grumpy Cat!
Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Finale Recap -- In GIFs!!!
Talk Show Hosts Dressed Up For Halloween!
10 Horror Story Murderers And Villains Who Are Based On REAL People!

23 comments to “NBC Flies In Hoda Kotb To Spice Up Atrocious Olympic Coverage!”

  1. A says – reply to this


    1

    Ugly, balding, cheating Matt is to blame. Get rid of him and replace him with someone younger and more charismatic. He's also so two-faced. He put Ann under the bus and he tried in the beginning to do the same with Meredith in a magazine interview. It's time to get rid of tired Matt.

  2. shgarg says – reply to this


    2

    This is really interesting…
    saadepunjab.com

  3. ugh says – reply to this


    3

    I hated the commentary during the opening ceremony - it was very pretentious. I wasn't entertained, I was offended and embarrassed for the network. Get some younger people who are not so obviously out of touch with the current times.

  4. Nick says – reply to this


    4

    Dont think Hoda Kotb is going to find answers that Curry and Guthrie could not, time to look elsewhere Today, and stop taking the female host to the slaughter.



  5. 5

    Matt Lauer should be shot.

  6. ANNA HULTIN says – reply to this


    6

    NBC CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT HODA KATB WILL SPICE UP THAT BORING AND ARROGANT TEAM…DO THEY THINK WE JUST GOT OFF THE TURNIP TRUCK…THANKS TO THEIR FIRING ANN I HAVE BECOME A FAN OF GMA….JUST OUT OF HABIT I WAS A TODAY SHOW VIEWER…EVEN THOUGH MR. GUMBLE WAS AS ARROGANT AND COLD AS MR. LAUER….KATI WAS FUNNY AND ANN WAS ALWAYS A PRO….BUT NO MORE…HODA AND KATHI LEE I NEVER WATCH…I WATCH IT THE FIRST DAY AND THAT WAS ENOUGH…THEY NEED TO CLEAN HOUSE AND START OVER…TOO MUCH DRAMA…



  7. 7

    Really, I heard Hoda was going to be shipped in before Ann even left. I was actually wondering why she wasn't there. Is it just me, or does Ryan Secrest seem out of place there. I mean, why is he there? like, why? lol. The poeple love him I guess. But me, I don't get it.

  8. Dani says – reply to this


    8

    I haven't been able to watch Today since they fired Ann Curry. Can't even stand to look at Matt Lauer. Savannah Guthrie is okay, but she's not an anchor. Natalie Morales would probably have been better but, oh yeah, she had an affair with Matt and his wife would have thrown a fit if she was co-host with him. Today has screwed up, and they are just now figuring out how badly they screwed up. The tape delay coverage is stupid, too. By the time it airs on NBC, everyone already knows the results.

  9. Wally Wood says – reply to this


    9

    I'm not surprised by the disappointing performance. Perhaps they would be better narrating a segment on paint drying.



  10. 10

    Hoda is great but it is too late. The opening was already f***ked up big time with Matt's boring ass. Cant say I didnt tell you to get rid of Matt already, he is the problem. It was never Ann, you idiots, it was Matt.

  11. Wally Wood says – reply to this


    11

    I'm not surprised at the bad performance. I think they would be better off narrating a paint drying segment.



  12. 12

    Also while you are at it, fly in Kathie Lee as well. Her and Hoda are such a good team together. They will certainly spice it up over there. You certainly cant have your abbott without your costello. Those two are such a great team that you should have thought of this sooner.

  13. chanel says – reply to this


    13

    I stopped watching the Today Show after Matt Lauer and his whipped NBC bosses made Ann Curry the sacrificial lamb for the show's falling ratings. Maybe if Matt Lauer had spent more time concentrating on his work than on his extramarital flings the show's ratings might not have dropped. After they humiliated Ann Curry while kicking her to the curb on Matt's insistence was the last straw. I stopped watching the Today Show, moved on to GMA and am much happier. I don't have to look at the arrogant face of Matt Lauer, his ex-fling Natalie, his sidekick Al. Better watch out Savannah, if the ratings keep falling you'll be thrown under the bus too. Unless of course Matt likes you which I think is becoming apparent what that means.



  14. 14

    When is NBC going to realize that Matt is the problem?

  15. ANNA HULTIN says – reply to this


    15

    WAS IT ME OR WAS HODA IGNORING MR. LAUER THIS MORNING…I SAW THE BEGINNING WHEN HE WELCOMED HER TO LONDON….THEN CHANGED TO GMA…I REALLY CAN'T STAND TO LOOK AT HIM….I WOULDN'T CARE WHO WAS NEXT TO HIM…NBC SCREWED UP ROYALLY ….STOPPED WATCHING THE OLYMPICS ….TOO MANY ADVERTISEMENTS…..LOST INTEREST…THE HIGHLIGHTS ARE ON ALL NEWS CHANNELS…NBC IS NO LONGER #1 AND I LUV IT….BRINGING REGIS ON THE SHOW…PLEASE….HE NEEDED TO RETIRE…HOW MUCH OF THAT SO CALLED HUMOR CAN WE STAND…I WON'T BE WATCHING…

  16. Peaches says – reply to this


    16

    From the very first day Hoda & Katie lee would have been a good choice.They are so much fun together,I feel like I'm having fun just watching them .Matt is a sneak he backed door Ann.



  17. 17

    Karma's a bitch, NBC. Switched to GMA after they fired Ann. Matt makes me sick.



  18. 18

    Prime Time coverage has been fine. I don't get why Seacrest is there and I'm not big on Meredith. I don't think they are doing a very good job. None of these people know a damn thing about sports.

  19. BJ Nakamura says – reply to this


    19

    After what Today & NBC did to Ann Curry, they are really experiencing the Law of the Boomerang; and rightfully so; they earned it & now they need to reap what they sow!
    NBC and Lauer have flip flopped big time; now every word they utter is taken as a grain of salt! NBC and Lauer need to apologize to Ann Curry; Secondly they need to apologize to all their viewers for the many flip flops and the manner in which Ms Curry was dismissed! The entire NBC, especially the today show, need to be overhauled! Starting w/Capus, Bell, Lauer, Guthrie, Morales all need TO GO! All damaged goods, arrogant, brainless, who think they are kingpins & queens! Their so called news are now about themselves! Pathetic!
    Meanwhile it's GO GMA GO CBS!

  20. ldv says – reply to this


    20

    After they way Ann Curry was treated, I will never watch the Today show again. It's all GMA!

  21. joanne from nyc says – reply to this


    21

    Re: BJ Nakamura – I have no sympathy for NBC - are they for real? They were so unfair to Ann Curry - I loved her! I cannot watch the news with Savannah - really - apologize to Ann and bring her back!!!! I have been watching Rosanna Scotto since Ann left - if they don't get rid of Savannah soon - channel 5 will be my new morning show. Has NBC ever heard of "karma"? Not nice what they did to Ann.

  22. Luz says – reply to this


    22

    Karma is a bitch and NBC is getting what they deserve. After they threw Ann under the bus, I switched to GMA. They need to totally revamp the show. I couldn't stand Al before, so my interest was waning anyways. Hate to say it but Tom Cruise was right for a change-Matt is so GLIB!

  23. J Carroll says – reply to this


    23

    Worst coverage ever. We want to see the events not your reporters or the stupid skit by falon. Who came up with the man woman Mary anyway. All the commintators like to drone on and on. This one more reason I do not wat your network, if it had not been for the olympics I would have not watched. Mutch better coverage on the other cable sites. Saw evens never seen because nbc is flapping its gums.