Despite record viewership and ratings throughout the London Olympics, NBC
’s decision to edit out parts of the Closing Ceremony in favor of a commercial-free preview of new series “Animal Practice” surprised viewers, many of whom took to social media to voice their frustrations
. Viewers in the L.A. area subscribing to DirecTV
have another reason to be upset. Due to a technical issue, DirecTV went dark during the closing ceremony at around 9:35 PT for about 30 min. Despite the hiccups, NBC concluded its Olympics coverage on a high note. The closing ceremonies averaged 26.9mln viewers and scored a 9.1 rating among 18-49s, a 32% increase over ratings in the same demo during the Beijing games.
which went to battle with Comcast
over neighborhooding, has filed a brief
in support of the FCC’s program carriage order released in Aug ’11.