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What went right, wrong for NBC at the Olympics

The Olympics nearly over, it’s not just athletes who will be reviewing their performance. NBC says the Pyeongchang games was a profit-maker, despite some ratings decreases. The two weeks made stars of some NBC performers, hurt the reputations of others.

Apolo Ohno skates into Olympic broadcasting spotlight

Among the past Olympians on the broadcast team is eight-time U.S. Olympic short track speed skating medalist Apolo Ohno. If NBC had not hired him, Ohno still would have kept a close eye on what happens this year.

Nielsen says 103.4 million watch Super Bowl

An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year that indicates that television’s biggest event may have peaked in popularity.

Watching Sunday’s Super Bowl online gets easier this year

It’ll be much easier to watch the Super Bowl online for free this year. NBC won’t require proof of a cable or satellite TV subscription, meaning that anyone in the U.S. can watch the game online. Plus, you no longer have to be a Verizon customer to watch the game on phones. NBCSports.com, YouTube and iSpot.tv will showcase ads from the Super Bowl.

Curry says she wasn’t surprised by Lauer allegations

Former “Today” show anchor Ann Curry said Wednesday the atmosphere of verbal sexual harassment when she worked at the morning show left her not surprised by the allegations that got former colleague Matt Lauer fired.

Blumenthal wants FCC to pledge support of free speech

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he plans to ask members of the Federal Communications Commission to publicly affirm their support for the First Amendment amid the president’s threat to pull NBC’s broadcast license

NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. headed to NBC broadcast booth in 2018

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a new way to voice his racing opinions next season – on television. NASCAR’s most popular driver will join NBC Sports Group’s coverage of stock car racing next year and there may be more options once he climbs out of the car for good.