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NBC and Yahoo Sports Vie for Top Online Viewers

Yahoo Sports LogoIt would seem that even though NBC shelled out over $1 billion in rights and production costs, their online website has had some problems, including the video player not usable for those with firewalls and some clips without commentary. Still, they say that they have received 830.1 million page views, 56.1 million video streams, and 38.9 million users.

On the other hand, Yahoo Sport brags that it has 8 million users, about 1.3 million more than NBC, according to comScore Media Mix. The network’s TAMI (Total Audience Measurement Index) says that they have never gotten more than 8% total Internet viewing on a single day. Although the messages seemed mixed, Zap2it reports upwards of 30 million viewing on TV each day, leading us to believe that this is certainly becoming an Internet watching world when it comes to up-to-the-minute gratification.

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Saturday Ratings: Michael Phelps Had the Country Watching

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, Sports, NBC, Ratings,

Michael Phelps

USA’s Olympic golden boy helped the Peacock network earn ratings gold this weekend.

Viewers, eager to see MIchael Phelps win his 8th gold medal turned, gave its largest Saturday audience since 1990.

That evening’s coverage drew an average of 31.1 million for the entirety of the sports coverage. Meanwhile, Phelps’ actual event - the 4x100m medley relay - drew approximately 40 million sets of eyeballs at the 11 p.m. hour.

Interested to know which program had couch potatoes watching on that Saturday 18 years ago? You can find out the surprising answer after the jump.

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This Week on TV (8/18-8/24)

Danity Kane

(You can view TV Envy’s Summer Television Programming Schedule here.)
(You can navigate NBC’s Olympics schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (8/18)
  • I Want to Work for Diddy (VH1, 9pm):  “Two members from each team must go to Paris and convince a model that Diddy saw in a magazine to come back to NYC with them and pose for .” If you want to flatter a girl, don’t send one assistant - send four.
  • The Hills (MTV, 10pm): Season 4 premiere. I’m ashamed to say that I know what a ‘Lo’ is.
  • Paranormal State (A&E, 10pm):  “A family in Shrewsbury, Mass., claims to have been living with a spirit for 40 years, and all but one family member believe the spirit is malicious.” If they’ve managed to live with it for 40 years, how bad could this spirit possibly be?
  • Date My Ex: Jo & Slade (Bravo, 10pm):  “Juvenile tomfoolery back at he house irks Slade and may mean the expulsion of a suitor.” Had this been simply adult tomfoolery, things would have been fine.

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Painful Moment During Wednesday’s Olympic Coverage

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Sports, NBC, Video,

If you somehow missed today’s weightlifting coverage (as if you would know when it was on), you luckily avoided one of the nastiest accidents in quite some time.

Hungarian Janos Baranyai was attempting to hoist 148kg (326 lbs) over his head when things went terribly wrong. The 24-year-old, who was participating in his very first , lost control of the bar and dislocated his elbow on the way down.

WARNING: The video is pretty hard to watch.

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Friday Ratings: Olympics Ceremony Brings the Gold to NBC

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, Sports, NBC, Ratings,

2008 Summer Olympics

Let’s face it. Viewers probably weren’t watching Swingtown last night. So let’s just focus on the one event the world was glued to: the .

Although a lot of controversy has surrounded this year’s games, the ratings - at least for the tape-delayed opening ceremony - surpassed expectations:

  • Beijing’s opening day was the most-watched summer ceremony held outside the United States.
  • The 2004 Athens games scored a 18.0 rating/30 share; Friday’s event earned a 21.5 rating/37 share.
  • In comparison, the 1996 Atlanta games pulled in a 23.6/45 on its opening day.

is planning up to 3600 hours of coverage through August 24.

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This Week on TV (8/4-8/10)

New York

(You can view TV Envy’s Summer Television Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (8/4)
  • Teen Choice 2008 (FOX, 8pm):  “ hosts the 10th annual gala honoring achievement in entertainment, sports and fashion.” If kids are wearing things from the 80’s, could that really be considered an achievement in fashion?
  • I Want to Work for Diddy (VH1, 9pm):  Series premiere. “Applicants compete to be Diddy’s next personal assistant.” The more babies you have, the more umbrella holders you need.
  • New York Goes to Hollywood (VH1, 10pm):  Series premiere. “New York moves to L.A. to pursue her dream of becoming an A-list entertainer.” Ashley Dupre has proven that you can live in New York and do the same there.
  • Luke’s Parental Advisory (VH1, 10:30pm):  Series premiere. “Former rapper turned adult-entertainment producer Luther ‘Luke’ Campbell auditions women for his company then gives his teenage son a lecture about pornography.” It’s of the millennium.

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NBC to Stream Olympics

NBC logoHave you ever watched the Olympics only to find that they didn’t televise the event you wanted to see? No need to leave your computer this summer as NBC has made plans to stream the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games when they begin August 8. They estimate 4,000 hours of events which adds up to 200 hours per day. NBC’s SVP of Digital Digital Media Perkins Miller says that viewers can isolate events by sport or individual and can rewatch those that they want to see again. Over 17 different technology partners will be involved worldwide.

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Sunday Ratings: Wins for CBS and NBC

If things don’t change soon, Sunday evenings will start sounding like a broken record. Yesterday, CBS was #1 with the viewers while NBC was a success in the demos.

Vince Vaughn in The Lost World8pm

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