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Spectators sport headwear shaped as curling stones as they watch the mixed doubles curling finals match against Canada and Switzerland at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
February 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They don't award gold medals a quarter of the way into a race, but NBC is encouraged by how the public has responded so far to the Winter Olympics from South Korea. NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus said Tuesday that ratings are exceeding the targets NBC gave to its advertisers,...
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Noriaki Kasai carries the flag of Japan during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
February 11, 2018 - 10:28 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12:15 a.m. NBC has apologized for an on-air remark by an Olympics analyst that cited Japan as an example that has been important to South Korea's transformation. The remark was made by analyst Joshua Cooper...
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Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States perform during the ice dance short dance team event in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
February 11, 2018 - 12:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: BEGGING TO DIFFER: The Shibutani siblings were having none of Andrea Joyce's assessment of their ice dancing. The NBC reporter prefaced her first interview question by saying the Americans were "not at (their) best today."...
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Erin Hamlin carries the flag of the United States during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 10, 2018 - 4:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: INTRO: The Sterling K. Brown-narrated film that opened NBC's coverage of the opening ceremony was lovely, and an inspired explanation of why you should spend the next two weeks watching people you don't know competing in...
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A man sanitizes his hands at the entrance to the media cafeteria in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. South Korean authorities deployed 900 military personnel at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday after the security force was depleted by an outbreak of norovirus. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
February 07, 2018 - 1:05 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Signs posted around the Olympic venues urge extreme caution. Nine hundred troops stream into the area to help. Worried organizers sequester 1,200 people in their rooms. Officials are scrambling on the eve of the biggest planned event in South Korea in years — not...
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FILE - This Sept. 20, 2017, file photo shows a sign at the Disney store on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris, France. The Walt Disney Co. reports earnings Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
February 06, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Disney's upcoming streaming services be the mouse that roared ... or squeaked? Disney already owns enviable entertainment properties including Pixar, Marvel and "Star Wars." Now, it's looking to add Fox's TV and movie studios as it prepares to launch two streaming services, one...
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February 06, 2018 - 3:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl ratings may have been slightly down for NBC, but the network's entertainment division was buoyed by the showing of "This is Us" after the game. The second-year drama scored with an episode that explains how the character of Jack Pearson, played by Milo Ventimiglia, died...
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North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok, top, and Kim Ju Sik, perform during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 06, 2018 - 7:25 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A giant national flag. A smiling angel. The dictator's pop diva. And a dozen women added to a South Korean hockey team to form the Koreas' first-ever joint Olympic team. Yes, North Korea is again stealing the show in pre-Olympic media coverage, although none of its 22...
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9), gestures after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, against the New England Patriots during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
February 05, 2018 - 5:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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. The Nielsen company said it's the smallest Super Bowl audience on television since 2009 despite the underdog...
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February 05, 2018 - 11:53 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A candidate for Georgia governor made his TV debut Sunday night with a splashy 60-second Super Bowl ad . The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the ad, featuring Republican Clay Tippins, cost $250,000 to air and was shown in the Albany, Columbus and Macon media markets. The ad will...
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