NBCmetrics: The Most-Mentioned Athlete On Monday Night Was Not American

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 Monday, August 6; 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

20 most-mentioned athletes:
Martins Plavins (Latvia, beach volleyball): 39
Jacob Gibb (USA, beach volleyball): 36
Sean Rosenthal (USA, beach volleyball): 33
Kirani James (USA Grenada, track): 26
Felix Sanchez (Dominican Republic, track): 23
Lashinda Demus (USA, track): 20
Allyson Felix (USA, track): 17
Troy Dumais (USA, diving): 17
Janis Smedins (Latvia, beach volleyball): 17
Grégory Baugé (France, track cycling): 15
Georganne Moline (USA, track): 13
Sanya Richards-Ross (USA, track): 13
Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia, pole vault): 11
Usain Bolt (Jamaica, track): 10
Chris Colwill (USA, diving): 10
Jenn Suhr (USA, pole vault): 10
Javier Culson (Puerto Rico, track): 9
Ilya Zakharov (Russia, diving): 9
He Chong (China, diving): 8
He Kexin (China, gymnastics): 8

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Countries, by number of mentions:
USA: 177
Latvia: 42
Great Britain: 30
Grenada: 21
China: 16
Russia: 12
Jamaica: 11
Dominican Republic: 10
Brazil: 8
Australia: 7
Trinidad & Tobago: 7
Bahamas: 6
Belgium: 4
France: 4
Germany: 4
Puerto Rico: 4
Chile: 3
Cuba: 3
Japan: 3
Nigeria: 2
Belgium: 1
Bulgaria: 1
Canada: 1
Czech Republic: 1
South Korea: 1
Morocco: 1
Poland: 1
Ukraine: 1
Venezuela: 1

Cumulative prime-time mentions and number of Olympic medals won, through August 6

USA: 1149 mentions, 66 medals
China: 231 mentions, 71 medals
Great Britain: 163 mentions, 47 medals
Russia: 125 mentions, 45 medals
Australia: 110 mentions, 24 medals
Brazil: 69 mentions, 8 medals
Jamaica: 68 mentions, 4 medals
France: 67 mentions, 28 medals
Japan: 61 mentions, 29 medals
Canada: 49 mentions, 10 medals
Netherlands: 44 mentions, 10 medals
Latvia: 42 mentions, 0 medals
Ukraine: 31 mentions, 9 medals
Germany: 27 mentions, 26 medals
Austria: 26 mentions, 0 medals
Mexico: 24 mentions, 5 medals
Italy: 22 mentions, 17 medals
Romania: 22 mentions, 8 medals
Grenada: 21 mentions, 1 medal
South Africa: 17 mentions, 4 medals
Dominican Republic: 15 mentions, 2 medals
Trinidad & Tobago: 14 mentions, 1 medal
Hungary: 12 mentions, 9 medals
South Korea: 11 mentions, 23 medals
Serbia: 10 mention, 2 medals
Cuba: 8 mentions, 7 medals
Denmark: 7 mentions, 8 medals
Nigeria: 7 mentions, 0 medals
Belgium: 8 mentions, 3 medals
Bahamas: 6 mentions
Lithuania: 6 mentions, 2 medals
Poland: 6 mentions, 8 medals
Botswana: 4 mentions, 0 medals
Bulgaria: 4 mentions, 0 medals
Czech Republic: 4 mentions, 5 medals
Puerto Rico: 4 mentions, 1 medal
Tunisia: 4 mentions, 2 medals
Chile: 3 mentions, 0 medals
Turkey: 3 mentions, 1 medal
Malaysia: 2 mentions, 1 medal
Belarus: 2 mentions, 8 medals
Argentina: 2 mentions, 1 medal
Morocco: 2 mention, 0 medals
Switzerland: 2 mentions, 2 medals
Uzbekistan: 2 medals, 1 mention
Algeria: 1 mention, 0 medals
Bahrain: 1 mention, 0 medals
Colombia: 1 mention, 4 medals
Ecuador: 1 mention, 0 medals
Finland: 1 mention, 0 medals
Greece: 1 mention, 2 medals
Saudi Arabia: 1 mention, 1 medal
Spain: 1 mention, 3 medals
Sweden: 1 mention, 6 medals
Tanzania: 1 mention, 0 medals
Venezuela: 1 mention, 1 medal