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

Jimmy Fallon's First-Ever Tonight Show Features Legendary Cameo Segment

We couldn't possibly run down all the dignitaries who appear in this bit, from tonight's first episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. We'll simply note surprise at Lindsay Lohan parting with $100 for anything that doesn't come in powder form, and Joan Rivers's return to NBC after being banned from the show… » 2/18/14 12:28am 2/18/14 12:28am

NBC Wrings Every Last Tear Out Of Bode Miller

After winning bronze in the men's super-G, Bode Miller gave a post-race interview to NBC's Christin Cooper. She asked him about his brother, who passed away suddenly last year. He struggled through an answer. She asked him again. He began to break down, a single tear running down his cheek. She asked him again. » 2/17/14 9:00am 2/17/14 9:00am

How Jingoistic Was NBC's, CBC's, BBC's Olympics Coverage On Thursday?

On Wednesday, our Jingometer started tracking how often NBC was mentioning the U.S./USA/America/Americans/United States, and found that, at peak coverage, over 40 percent of the network's participant mentions were for the Land of the Free. But this number doesn't mean much in a vacuum. How does NBC's coverage compare… » 2/14/14 3:20pm 2/14/14 3:20pm

How Jingoistic Was NBC's Olympics Coverage On Tuesday?

One of the fun, dumb joys of the Olympics is the opportunity the Games offer for unbridled jingoism. So what if you don't care about cross-country skiing? Kikkan Randall is TEAM USA. Forget the difference between short- and long-track speed skating? Doesn't matter—it's just twice as much TEAM USA. » 2/12/14 12:31pm 2/12/14 12:31pm

Map: Where In America Can You Watch Canada's Great Olympic Coverage?

It's no secret that NBC's Olympic coverage kind of blows, especially compared to what our northern neighbors are getting. Leaving aside issues like lack of live coverage, schmaltzy human interest stories, and Bob Costas's eye, Canada simply gets more Olympics: 1,519 hours on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation… » 2/10/14 1:51pm 2/10/14 1:51pm

Here's Everything Else NBC Edited Out Of The Opening Ceremony Broadcast

NBC promised to show yesterday's Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony events from Sochi "as they happened." That obviously wasn't true, though compared to the network's butchering of London's closing ceremony two years ago NBC managed to keep most of the substance. Viewers in the U.S. saw 91% of the opening ceremony,… » 2/08/14 11:07am 2/08/14 11:07am