Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Are you ready for over 3,600 hours of Sports you don't normally care about?! That's right folks, it's the Olympics and they're comin' atcha! NBC released their 66 page PDF with the schedule of events yesterday and here are some of the highlights....
Coverage of the August 8-24 Beijing games will appear on seven networks: NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Telemundo, Universal HD and, for the first time, newly acquired women's cable channel Oxygen.You can't say that NBC isn't trying. Even though I think this year's Games will get terrible ratings the network isn't holding any punches in trying to get coverage to you. I mean Oxygen is involved! If you care about it the entire report is listed below, but I warn you not to click on that PDF...your computer will probably freeze (thanks to SS for that btw).
All 34 sports will be covered, and 75% of the TV coverage will be live on the East Coast, even with the 12-hour difference.
NBC was able to get the Olympics organizers to schedule most of the key finals early in the morning Beijing time -- for live primetime coverage on the East Coast. The primetime coverage will include all 32 gold-medal finals for swimming, four nights of gymnastics, beach volleyball, and the men's and women's marathons.
NBC's weekday coverage will run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET, as well as 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. ET and midnight-1:30 a.m. ET.
NBC takes wraps off Olympics plan (Yahoo)
NBC Olympic Schedule PDF (NBC Universal)