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TV Ratings: NBC’s Tokyo Olympics’ Primetime Audience Falls to Average of 15.5M

NBC’s Tokyo Olympics primetime coverage pulled in an average 15.5 million viewers, down 40 percent from the average 26.7 million primetime viewers for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. But…

John Oliver Says Russia’s Olympics Punishment for Doping Scheme Didn’t Go Far Enough

John Oliver questioned the severity of the punishments handed down to Russia amid what the Associated Press recently called “the Games’ longest-running doping saga.” Russian sent more than 330…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: What I Learned Watching the Tokyo Games

The Olympics aren’t just an exciting sporting event featuring the best athletes in the world, they’re a reflection of humanity’s social values — and the battle in Tokyo this year over those…

Olympics Closing Ceremony: Tokyo 2020 Comes to a Predictably Surreal, Somber End

One year late and staged among the strangest circumstances in modern memory, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially came to a close in Japan’s vast, vacant National Stadium Sunday night. The…

Jessica Springsteen Wins Silver in Equestrian Team Jump Off at Tokyo Olympics

The Springsteen family has gone platinum many times over. Time to make space for a little silver, too. Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. equestrian jumping team came up just short of Olympic

Allyson Felix Wins Record 11th Medal, Becomes Most Decorated U.S. Olympic Track Athlete

Allyson Felix won her 11th career Olympic medal Saturday, combining with her American teammates to finish the 4×400-meter relay in 3 minutes, 16.85 seconds for a runaway victory. The team of

Allyson Felix Earns 10th Career Medal, Matches Carl Lewis Record for Most Decorated U.S. Track Athlete

Allyson Felix finished third in the 400 meters Friday to win her 10th career medal and become the most-decorated woman in the history of Olympic track. The 35-year-old Felix, a stalwart of American t

This Week in TV: ‘What If …?,’ ‘Reservation Dogs,’ Olympics End

The Tokyo Olympics come to a close on Aug. 8, with NBC (and some of their fellow broadcasters) resuming normal schedules the following day. The coming week also features the premiere of Marvel’s…

Simone Biles Reveals Aunt Died While She Was Competing in Tokyo Olympics

Following her bronze medal win in Tuesday’s balance beam event, Simone Biles opened up about all the rumors that followed her decision to drop out of events at the 2020 games and revealed that…

How NBC Used Its “Friends and Family” Reaction Video Feeds to Bring More Emotion to Its Olympics Coverage

It was, in the words of NBC Olympics primetime host Mike Tirico, “the shot of the Olympics so far.” Dozens of people jammed inside a railroad depot in Seward, Alaska, there to cheer on one…

Discovery Hits 18M Paying Streaming Subs, U.S. Ad Revenue Jumps 12 Percent

Discovery, led by CEO David Zaslav, said on Tuesday that it has now reached 18 million paying streaming subscribers worldwide to its direct-to-consumer services, including Discovery+, after ending

Simone Biles Wins Bronze Medal in Olympics Balance Beam Final

In her final opportunity to make her mark at the Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles put aside the pressure and the world’s attention to secure a bronze medal in the women’s balance beam event final…