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NBC Going Live Across U.S. In Primetime For PyeongChang Games After Viewer Backlash

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 29 / 17

NBC will broadcast all of its programming during the '18 PyeongChang Games live in every time zone, eschewing the much-criticized practice of holding back primetime coverage in the western time zones. Like changes recently announced by “SNL,” the 8:00pm ET primetime Olympics show will ai...

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NBA COVERAGE/RATINGS: NBC''s overnight ratings for Game Two of the NBA Finals was a 17.7, up 7% from last year. In Chicago, Michael Hirsley writes that the national rating "should be the second-highes

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06/08/98
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06/05/98
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06/05/98
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