Dumb People Upset Championship Sunday Is Pre-Empting Their Reruns

Among the great things NBC has done since acquiring the Premiership rights in the U.S. is to air all ten matches of the final day of the season on the broad spectrum of NBC Universal-owned networks. That includes Syfy, Esquire, Oxygen, Bravo, and other networks that are usually airing some kind of garbage on Sunday… » 5/24/15 11:17am 5/24/15 11:17am

Sex And Dead Children: Every FCC Viewer Complaint About The Super Bowl

As we do every year, we recently submitted a FOIA request to the FCC for all the complaints it received from viewers upset by something aired at the Super Bowl. There were 34 of them, ranging from disgust toward the Katy Perry/Missy Elliott halftime show, offense at commercials that featured sex or profanity, and… » 3/18/15 11:00am 3/18/15 11:00am

Watch Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon Rap 40 Years Of SNL Memories

Tonight's 40th anniversary celebration of Saturday Night Live on NBC opened with a musical tribute to the variety show's most memorable moments, starring former cast member Jimmy Fallon and oft-host Justin Timberlake—who briefly brought back "Dick In A Box." (Uncensored, even, in prime time!) This special is bound to… » 2/15/15 8:16pm 2/15/15 8:16pm

We Are Watching Brian Williams’ Entire Career Implode

For more than a decade, NBC News anchor Brian Williams told a grand tale to his viewers, interviewers, and talk-show hosts about riding in an Army helicopter over occupied Baghdad when it was struck and forced to land by a rocket-propelled grenade. Earlier this week, after the helicopter’s crew members told Stars &… » 2/06/15 5:41pm 2/06/15 5:41pm

Apocalypse Now: Come Watch and Talk Peter Pan With Us

We thought the day might never come, but here we are: It's December 4, the Lord's Year Two-Thousand and Fourteen, and NBC's live production of Peter Pan starring broken facial expression Allison "Hate-Watch" Williams is upon us. Join us as we gander at this slowly-unspooling catastrophe. Share in the hate, justify… » 12/04/14 9:18pm 12/04/14 9:18pm

Report: Bob Costas' Olympic Eye Infection Was From Botched Botox

If you were a TV host with a huge gig on the horizon — the ding dang Olympics — you might make an appointment to get a little freshen up with the cosmetic surgeon. Who could blame you? You want to look your best when the whole world is watching. But what if something went wrong and your eyes got red and your vision… » 3/07/14 11:18am 3/07/14 11:18am

NBC Edited Out 38% Of The Closing Ceremony. Here's What You Missed.

It's no secret NBC makes significant edits to its tape-delayed broadcasts of Olympic ceremonies. We've never seen them leave out as much as they did last night, though, in excising more than 50 minutes from an already brisk Sochi closing ceremony; that left U.S. viewers seeing less than 62% of the event. We tracked… » 2/24/14 8:45am 2/24/14 8:45am

How To Watch The Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony Live

Great news, everyone. You no longer have to wait up to 13 hours (we see you, Hawai'i!) to watch the Olympic Winter Games closing ceremony in the United States. NBC is offering a stream starting at 11:00 EST. If your television provider doesn't play nice with Comcast, though, you might need some other options. For… » 2/23/14 10:28am 2/23/14 10:28am

NBC Ad Interruption Almost Ruins Gold Medal Winner's Watch Party

Mikaela Shiffrin kept her nerve and won gold in ladies' slalom, but the same can't quite be said for her family members watching at home here in the U.S. As we noted in that piece, NBC Live Extra put up an ad that covered up the first part of her run; that ad affected everyone, and it's no surprise people with an… » 2/23/14 9:00am 2/23/14 9:00am