NBCmetrics: Even With Gabby Douglas's Gold, Thursday Belonged To Michael PhelpsS

During the Olympics, we'll be analyzing NBC's primetime coverage sort of the way we analyze SportsCenter in Bristolmetrics. We'll break down what countries the Peacock is talking about, and which athletes are getting the most attention.

Data for Thursday, August 2; 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Twenty most-mentioned athletes:
Michael Phelps (USA, swimming): 88
Ryan Lochte (USA, swimming): 72
Gabby Douglas (USA, gymnastics): 67
Aly Raisman (USA, gymnastics): 55
Missy Franklin (USA, swimming): 43
Viktoria Komova (Russia, gymnastics): 31
Aliya Mustafina (Russia, gymnastics): 30
Clay Stanley (USA, volleyball): 28
Rebecca Soni (USA, swimming): 28
Tyler Clary (USA, swimming): 21
Elizabeth Beisel (USA, swimming): 14
Ranomi Kromowidjojo (Netherlands, swimming): 13
Cullen Jones (USA, swimming): 11
Chad le Clos (South Africa, swimming): 11
Anthony Ervin (USA, swimming): 11
Matt Anderson (USA, volleyball): 9
Giba (Brazil, volleyball): 9
Ryosuke Irie (Japan, swimming): 9
Tyler McGill (USA, swimming): 9
Reid Priddy (USA, volleyball): 9

Countries, by number of mentions:
USA: 151
Brazil: 48
Russia: 27
Canada: 21
Netherlands: 11
Australia: 11
China: 10
Germany: 8
Great Britain: 7
Serbia: 6
Jamaica: 4
Japan: 3
Romania: 3
South Africa: 3
Belarus: 2
Poland: 2
Belgium: 2
Denmark: 2
Bulgaria: 1
France: 1
Greece: 1
Hungary: 1
Tunisia: 1

Cumulative prime-time mentions and number of Olympic medals won, through August 2

USA: 560 mentions, 42 medals
China: 149 mentions, 42 medals
Russia: 95 mentions, 22 medals
Great Britain: 81 mentions, 22 medals
Australia: 72 mentions, 14 medals
France: 58 mentions, 19 medals
Brazil: 51 mentions, 6 medals
Japan: 46 mentions, 21 medals
Canada: 39 mentions, 7 medals
Ukraine: 28 mentions, 6 medals
Mexico: 21 mentions, 4 medals
Austria: 20 mentions, 0 medals
Romania: 17 mentions, 7 medals
Netherlands: 13 mentions, 6 medals
Germany: 12 mentions, 19 medals
South Africa: 8 mentions, 4 medals
Hungary: 7 mentions, 5 medals
Serbia: 7 mention, 1 medal
Denmark: 6 mentions, 3 medals
Cuba: 4 mentions, 5 medals
Poland: 4 mentions, 2 medals
Lithuania: 4 mentions, 1 medal
Jamaica: 4 mentions, 0 medals
Belgium: 3 mentions, 2 medals
Tunisia: 3 mentions, 0 medals
Italy: 2 mentions, 12 medals
Malaysia: 2 mentions, 0 medals
Belarus: 2 mentions, 4 medals
Colombia: 1 mention, 3 medals
Spain: 1 mention, 3 medals
Morocco: 1 mention, 0 medals
Greece: 1 mention, 1 medal
Bulgaria: 1 mention, 0 medals
South Korea: 0 mentions, 16 medals