Saturday, August 6, 2016

#Olympics News: Opening ceremony take a HUGE drop in RATINGS from 2012! [details]

We already REPORTED that some CRITICS reported that the Rio games opening ceremony was mediocre at best and lacked the PIZAZZ of the London games.  But now it appears that the RATINGS aren't that great either.  Last night's opening ceremony took a HUGE ratings drop from the 2012 games!

via TV Line:

NBC’s coverage of the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Friday scored a 16.5 rating in metered-market households, down 28 percent from London 2012 and marking the lowest overnight number since Barcelona 1992 (which also mustered a 16.5).

Preliminary numbers have Friday’s ceremony drawing 27.3 million total viewers, with a much firmer tally due on Saturday afternoon. London’s opening ceremony set a record with 40.7 million people tuning in. Previous summer games’ opening galas delivered 34.9 million (Beijing 2008), 25.4 mil (Athens 2004) 27.3 mil (Sydney 2000), 39.7 mil (Atlanta 1996) and 21.6 mil (Barcelona 1992).

NBC’s broadcast of the Rio kick-off was hampered by a modest time delay, 30 minutes of pre-show (bloating the proceedings to more than four-and-a-half hours) and a stupendous amount of commercial breaks (eight within the first 65 minutes, by one count).

But at least we saw Giselle and that DRESS!!!

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