Another stumble in NBC’s near perfect show of incompetence in the Olympic games, as it cut away from Ray Davies singing Waterloo Sunset to air Animal Practice, which is “a show about a fictional animal dr” according to a disgruntled tweet fromstar .
NBC cut out Kate Bush, The Who, and Muse, causing #NBCfail to trend worldwide.
The network had a fairly bad Olympics – coming under fire for having filed a complaint over tweets by Guy Adams, the journalist who criticized its coverage of the opening ceremony, which then caused his account to be blocked.
It then faced anger over its tape-delay of the Games, which made it vulnerable to spoliers, even from its own channel (the network ran a “Today” show promo featuring the outcome of Missy Franklin’s gold medal-winning swim ahead of its own coverage).
Bob Costas, the NBC commentator said that the timing issues wouldn’t be a problem in Rio2016 , as the events will be held in the same time zone as the US. They’ll get it right next time! Thank God for that.