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NBC’s ratings for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have crashed 37 percent over the ratings for Rio Games and has measured in as the lowest-rated Games in more than three decades.
The Wokeyo Olympics are failing miserably in nearly every area.
Per Fox News:
The TV audience dropped 37% from the Rio de Janeiro opening ceremony in 2016, when 26.5 million people watched, and 59% from 2012, when 40.7 million people watched the London opener. The Tokyo ratings factored in both the live broadcast early Friday morning and a primetime re-airing.
Reuters described Friday’s fall, the lowest since the 1988 Seoul Games, as a “steep drop.”
Taking into account viewers on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, 17 million people watched the ceremony, according to NBCUniversal. The streaming audience on those platforms increased 76% from the 2018 PyeongChang opening ceremony and 72% from 2016 in Rio.
By way of comparison, analysts noted that Friday’s TV broadcast drew fewer viewers than “Sunday Night Football” and Oprah Winfrey’s bombshell interview on CBS with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in March.
NBC's TV broadcast of the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony drew 16.7 million viewers, the smallest audience since at least 1988, according to preliminary data provided by Comcast (CMCSA.O)-owned NBCUniversal on Saturday. https://t.co/jLk7Pt4Ap2
— Reuters Sports (@ReutersSports) July 24, 2021
— Forbes (@Forbes) July 24, 2021
What's 17 million these days?
"Sunday Night Football" on NBC averaged 17.3 million for the most recent season.
Oprah's interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry averaged 17.8 million on CBS.
Baylor-Gonzaga men's NCAA Basketball Championship averaged 16.9 million on CBS https://t.co/6Nx6u6wc3F
— Austin Karp (@AustinKarp) July 24, 2021
Your first benchmark of Olympic viewing over the next two weeks and not a happy one for NBCUniversal. https://t.co/PgdIKkFQem
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) July 24, 2021
Adding Context: in last five years (span between Summer Olympics) award shows are down 68-72% in viewership https://t.co/r8xLnVpCMO
— NBC Sports PR (@NBCSportsPR) July 24, 2021
The woke joke continues.
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