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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…

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…

Naomi Osaka Lights Flame as Tokyo Olympics Open Under COVID Cloud

Olympics organizers can breathe a very brief sigh of relief. Unlike virtually every other aspect of these pandemic-beset Summer Games, the opening ceremony was carried off Friday night in…

Tokyo Olympics: Discovery Wants Its First Summer Games to Reach Record Audience in Europe

Discovery executives outlined their plans in Europe for the Tokyo Olympics, the company’s first Summer Games, saying on Wednesday that they are targeting a record audience across…

Sha’Carri Richardson to Miss Olympic 100-Meter Race After Marijuana Test

American champion Sha’Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana. Richardson, who won the 100 at Olympic trials in 10.86

NBCU Details Tokyo Olympics Coverage Plans

With the Tokyo Olympics still on the schedule to kick off in late July, NBCUniversal is outlining its coverage plans for the games, totaling some 7,000 hours of programming between two…

NBC to Air Olympics Opening Ceremony Live From Tokyo

The morning broadcast in the U.S. will be a first for the network.

Comcast Is “Super Hopeful and Optimistic” About Tokyo Olympics, CEO Says

"I believe there will be an Olympics," says Brian Roberts. "We are super hopeful and optimistic."

Tokyo Olympics Get New Dates for Summer 2021 Due to Coronavirus Crisis

The Summer Olympics in Tokyo got new dates for 2021 on Monday after the Games were postponed by a year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

TV Companies Worldwide Hit by Sports Shutdown

With virtually all professional sporting events postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, global broadcasters are facing massive subscription losses and extreme revenue drops: "There is…

Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday were postponed until 2021, ending weeks of speculation that the Games could not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

NBC Awaits Olympics Final Decision on Likely 2020 Tokyo Games Delay

Multiple parties involved with the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games say the global event will likely shift to 2021 amid coronavirus concerns.