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


Data for Monday, July 30, 8-11 p.m.

Most-mentioned athletes:

Missy Franklin (swimming, USA): 45
Michael Phelps (swimming, USA): 37
Kerri Walsh-Jennings (beach volleyball, USA): 36
Misty May-Treanor (beach volleyball, USA): 34
David Boudia (diving, USA): 27
Matt Grevers (swimming, USA): 22
Nick McCrory (diving, USA): 21
Tom Daley (diving, Great Britain): 19
Ruta Meilutyte (swimming, Lithuania): 18
Rebecca Soni (swimming, USA): 18
Ryan Lochte (swimming, USA): 17
Alison Schmitt (swimming, USA): 14
Marketa Slukova (beach volleyball, Czech Republic): 13
Tyler Clary (swimming, USA): 12
Breeja Larson (swimming, USA): 12
Peter Waterfield (diving, Great Britain): 12
Emily Seebohm (swimming, Australia): 11
Yannick Agnel (swimming, France): 10
Camille Muffat (swimming, France): 10
Sun Yang (swimming, China) 10


Countries, by number of mentions:

USA: 123
China: 54
Great Britain: 51
Japan: 25
Ukraine: 19
Mexico: 11
France: 9
Australia: 5
Russia: 4
Lithuania: 3
Austria: 2
Brazil: 2
Denmark: 1
Hungary: 1
South Africa: 1

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