NBCmetrics: On Wednesday Night, NBC Mentioned The United States More Times Than Every Other Country Combined

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 Wednesday, August 8; 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

20 most-mentioned athletes:
Misty May-Treanor (USA, beach volleyball): 136
Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA, beach volleyball): 136
Jen Kessy (USA, beach volleyball): 91
April Ross (USA, beach volleyball): 79
Brittney Reese (USA, long jump): 35
Aries Merritt (USA, track): 35
Allyson Felix (USA, track): 33
Usain Bolt (Jamaica, track): 32
Brittany Viola (USA, diving): 30
Jason Richardson (USA, track): 28
Lashinda Demus (USA, track): 27
Chen Ruolin (China, diving): 24
Dayron Robles (Cuba, track): 19
Yohan Blake (Jamaica, track): 18
Veronica Campbell-Brown (USA, track): 18
Katie Bell (USA, diving): 16
Wallace Spearmon (USA, track): 16
Ashton Eaton (USA, decathlon): 14
Natalya Antyukh (Russia, track): 13
Trey Hardee (USA, decathlon): 13

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Countries, by number of mentions:
USA: 87
Jamaica: 21
China: 14
Cuba: 8
Barbados: 6
Brazil: 6
Russia: 6
South Africa: 5
Australia: 4
Malaysia: 3
Czech Republic: 2
Great Britain: 2
Grenada: 2
Japan: 2
Trinidad & Tobago: 2
Kenya: 1
Netherlands: 1
Nigeria: 1
Spain: 1
South Korea: 1

Cumulative prime-time mentions and number of Olympic medals won, through August 8

USA: 1,372 mentions, 90 medals
China: 328 mentions, 79 medals
Great Britain: 168 mentions, 51 medals
Russia: 141 mentions, 56 medals
Australia: 124 mentions, 29 medals
Jamaica: 92 mentions, 9 medals
Brazil: 77 mentions, 10 medals
France: 67 mentions, 29 medals
Japan: 64 mentions, 33 medals
Canada: 54 mentions, 16 medals
Netherlands: 47 mentions, 16 medals
Ukraine: 31 mentions, 10 medals
Austria: 29 mentions, 0 medals
Germany: 29 mentions, 34 medals
Mexico: 24 mentions, 5 medals
Romania: 24 mentions, 9 medals
Italy: 22 mentions, 19 medals
South Africa: 22 mentions, 4 medals
Cuba: 16 mentions, 8 medals
Trinidad & Tobago: 16 mentions, 1 medal
Dominican Republic: 15 mentions, 2 medals
South Korea: 13 mentions, 25 medals
Hungary: 12 mentions, 15 medals
Serbia: 10 mention, 2 medals
Belgium: 8 mentions, 3 medals
Nigeria: 8 mentions, 0 medals
Denmark: 7 mentions, 9 medals
Bahamas: 6 mentions, 0 medals
Barbados: 6 mentions, 0 medals
Czech Republic: 6 mentions, 8 medals
Lithuania: 6 mentions, 2 medals
Poland: 6 mentions, 9 medals
Turkey: 6 mentions, 1 medal
Botswana: 4 mentions, 1 medal
Bulgaria: 4 mentions, 1 medal
Morocco: 4 mention, 1 medals
Puerto Rico: 4 mentions, 1 medal
Tunisia: 4 mentions, 2 medals
Chile: 3 mentions, 0 medals
Malaysia: 3 mentions, 2 medal
Argentina: 2 mentions, 1 medal
Bahrain: 2 mentions, 0 medals
Belarus: 2 mentions, 10 medals
Ivory Coast: 2 mentions, 0 medals
Spain: 2 mentions, 11 medals
Switzerland: 2 mentions, 3 medals
Algeria: 1 mention, 1 medals
Colombia: 1 mention, 6 medals
Denmark: 1 mention, 9 medals
Ecuador: 1 mention, 0 medals
Finland: 1 mention, 1 medals
Greece: 1 mention, 2 medals
Ireland: 1 mention, 2 medal
New Zealand: 1 mention, 10 medals
Saudi Arabia: 1 mention, 1 medal
Sweden: 1 mention, 7 medals
Tanzania: 1 mention, 0 medals
Uzbekistan: 1 mention, 2 medals
Venezuela: 1 mention, 1 medal