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Simone Biles to Compete in Olympics Balance Beam Final

Simone Biles is set to return to competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday and compete in the women’s balance beam event final.  The U.S. gymnastics team made the announcement Monday that…

Olympics TV Ratings Haven’t Fallen More Than Broadcast TV as a Whole

Through the first week of the Summer Olympics, NBCUniversal’s primetime audience has fallen precipitously — by almost 42 percent — compared to the last summer games in 2016. Given the way…

Simone Biles Explains How the “Twisties” Led to Her Withdrawal From Olympic Events

Simone Biles has opened up about what happened to her during Tuesday’s gymnastics team finals and ultimately the reason she withdrew from both that competition and Thursday’s all-around, while…

U.S. Gymnast Sunisa Lee Wins All-Around Gold at Tokyo Olympics

An American finished atop the podium in the women’s Olympic gymnastics all-around, just like always. Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to claim the Olympic title on Thursday

Peacock Hits 54M Sign-Ups Amid Tokyo Olympics

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock reached 54 million sign-ups in the U.S. market in the second quarter, Comcast reported on its earnings call Thursday. Around 20 million are monthly…

Despite “Bad Luck,” NBCUniversal Expects Tokyo Olympics to Turn a Profit

NBCUniversal’s second-quarter adjusted earnings rose nearly 13 percent, helped by a return of the entertainment unit’s theme parks business to profitability after a year-ago loss due to…

Tokyo Sets Daily Record for COVID-19 Cases Days After Olympics Opening

Tokyo set a daily record for new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, five days after the Summer Olympics began in the Japanese capital. The city reported 2,848 new infections, topping the previous…

Olympic Champ Simone Biles Withdraws From All-Around Competition

Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title. The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday’s all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being. USA Gymnastics said in…

Hollywood Rallies Around Simone Biles Following Olympics Event Withdrawal: “Protect Your Peace”

Hollywood, athletes and politicians are rallying around U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles following her decision to step back from the U.S. team’s finals in light of her mental…

Simone Biles Exits Olympics Team Finals After Realizing She Wasn’t in Right Headspace to Compete

Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she was prepared for the pressure. That she was ready to carry…

Summer Olympics TV Ratings Fall in First Weekend

The total TV audience for the opening weekend of the Tokyo Olympics was down significantly from the previous Summer Games in 2016. NBCUniversal’s margin of victory over the rest of linear…