Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Les Moonves says if CBS had the Olympics, he'd impose tape-delay too. And Jaime Weinman says NBC has not failed. Megan Garber also defends NBC, while James Poniewozik judges the livestreaming. Jason Mittell says we shouldn't think of what NBC is doing in prime time as sportscasting. Will Leitch says NBC is right to ignore the Twitter complainers. Andrew Wallenstein says the high ratings show the complainers are a small minority. Simon Dumenco says NBC is not a charity. NBC Sports Chairman Mark Lazarus backs his network's approach, though NBC has apologized for the Today show promo spoiler.