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PostSubject: NBC awkwardly and abruptly ends Olympic coverage   Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:33 pm

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How did NBC choose to end its 865 hours of Winter Olympic coverage? By barely acknowledging that said coverage was ending.

In a bizarre conclusion to its telecasts of the 2010 Vancouver Games, NBC awkwardly cut away to air the premiere of the much-hyped reality show, "The Marriage Ref." Viewers were abruptly informed that coverage of the Ceremony would continue at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Here's how it went down: At 10:29 p.m. ET, the network abruptly cut to commercial after singer Michael Buble finished a swinging, Sinatra-like rendition of "O Canada". After a few ads, NBC cut back to a wide shot of the ongoing Ceremony (there were a number of inflatable animals on the floor at BC Place, making it look like an indoor version of the Macy's Day Parade) and viewers heard Bob Costas say:

"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.' "

And then, suddenly, coverage of the Olympics was over and the intro to Jerry Seinfeld's show began.

All that NBC does in over-dramatizing the Games and that's how they choose to end coverage for a vast majority of viewers? (Because, let's face it, most people aren't tuning in for the 11:30 p.m. coverage.) No Costas sign-off? No end credits? No cheesy summation of the triumphs of the Olympic spirit? Where's our closure?

NBC can't do anything right. After having great prime-time ratings for over 2 weeks, they find away to fuck it up.
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PostSubject: Re: NBC awkwardly and abruptly ends Olympic coverage   Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:54 pm

Oh no wonder, they wouldn't want people to miss a second of Seinfeld.
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PostSubject: Re: NBC awkwardly and abruptly ends Olympic coverage   Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:58 pm

Well Seinfeld is probably the greatest and funniest show on TV, So nice work NBC Very Happy

Also, Nickelback at closing Ceremony. I must watch it.
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PostSubject: Re: NBC awkwardly and abruptly ends Olympic coverage   Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:52 pm

Sykesy wrote:
Well Seinfeld is probably the greatest and funniest show on TV, So nice work NBC Very Happy

Also, Nickelback at closing Ceremony. I must watch it.

That show has been off the air for 10 years. NBC sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: NBC awkwardly and abruptly ends Olympic coverage   Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:35 am

Seinfeld is hilarious...But NBC has always been a little...Inconsistant? Random....Really stupid?

But i love Seinfeld so... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: NBC awkwardly and abruptly ends Olympic coverage   Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:43 pm

^^It went off the air 10 years ago, now it is not even on NBC anymore. It is great but you can see it on Fox, TBS, and other networks now.
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PostSubject: Re: NBC awkwardly and abruptly ends Olympic coverage   Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:56 pm

...LOL. Nice going NBC.
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