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NBC Olympic Primetime Male vs. Female Coverage Report For Tokyo


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I happen to watch a little of the AUS=ITA men's basketball coverage.  I normally don't; becuz I am not a big basketball fan.  But I did like the male-female commnentary.  It made it easier to listen to.

In Diving, I like Cynthia Potter's commentary;  She is extremely precise.  

In Indoor Volleyball (my sport), why is Heather Cox just like the 3nd wheel?  I like Paul Sunderland and Kevin Barnett -- but a little more of Heather Cox connected with their commentary, I think makes for higher quality broadcasting.  

And Mike Turrico is more palatable than Bryant Gumble of the past.  I do not like Savannah Guthrie's voice. 

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12 hours ago, AmaniS said:

Are you counting m v f competition only?

Why not add in the mixed times?

Yes, we do have the mixed competition time. So far, it's made up a very, very small part of the primetime broadcast. Some days. NBC has not aired any mixed competition.

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On 7/28/2021 at 12:33 PM, baron-pierreIV said:

I happen to watch a little of the AUS=ITA men's basketball coverage.  I normally don't; becuz I am not a big basketball fan.  But I did like the male-female commnentary.  It made it easier to listen to.

In Diving, I like Cynthia Potter's commentary;  She is extremely precise.  

In Indoor Volleyball (my sport), why is Heather Cox just like the 3nd wheel?  I like Paul Sunderland and Kevin Barnett -- but a little more of Heather Cox connected with their commentary, I think makes for higher quality broadcasting.  

And Mike Turrico is more palatable than Bryant Gumble of the past.  I do not like Savannah Guthrie's voice. 

Potter annoys the sh//t out of me.

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On 7/29/2021 at 2:06 AM, Olympic TV said:

 NBC has not aired any mixed competition.

Such a shame. There have been been quite a few. The mixed team triathlon was good.

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4 hours ago, AmaniS said:

Such a shame. There have been been quite a few. The mixed team triathlon was good.

This data only accounts for NBC primetime.  It doesn't take into account primetime plus (a.k.a. "late night"), which did air the mixed team triathlon.  NBC did air the mixed medley in swimming live.  I know they had the mixed 4x400 from track somewhere (not sure if it was NBC primetime)

I know this has long been an interesting topic of discussion, but it's really a somewhat pointless exercise for an Olympics like this where primetime is a combo platter of live events and tape delay and obviously ignores hundreds of hours of competition shown on cable.  The data doesn't reveal anything interesting like it might have 9 years ago or before then when NBC was all about the primetime show and little else.  That's simply not the case anymore.

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8 hours ago, AmaniS said:

Such a shame. There have been been quite a few. The mixed team triathlon was good.

NBC has aired some mixed sex events/recaps in the primetime broadcast. But, over the first 11 days, mixed sex events have made up a very small portion of the primetime broadcast programming.

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On 8/4/2021 at 9:09 AM, Olympic TV said:

NBC has aired some mixed sex events/recaps in the primetime broadcast. But, over the first 11 days, mixed sex events have made up a very small portion of the primetime broadcast programming.

Maybe because only a small portion of Olympic events are mixed sex? Just a guess…

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17 hours ago, Olympic TV said:

Isn't this TOO SEXIST?  Covering more of the female bodies for int'l TV so audiences can ogle them more?  Is this NBC's way of getting around "charges of broadcasting over-sexed photos of women's bodies" by giving female athletes more coverarge. i.e., more hours for male audiences to salivate on the women's bodies?

Also, what can NBC and the IOC do about the imbalance of geldings and male horses over MARES?  There are more geldings competing in the Equestrian events than mares?  How about trans-gender and binary-X-horses?  How come they don't have a voice?? :blink:  EQUALITY in EQUINE OLYMPIC PARTICIPATION!!  

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18 hours ago, Sir Rols said:

Maybe because only a small portion of Olympic events are mixed sex? Just a guess…

To a degree, yes, but also because the mixed sex events are not, generally, in sports NBC considers draws for its primetime broadcast (the new mixed medley relay in swimming being an exception). During the Winter Games, NBC airs a significant amount of figure skating pairs and ice dancing in primetime.

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