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Despite All the Problems in Rio, Ratings for the Olympics Could Be the Highest Ever

Three days before the Rio Olympics are set to kick off, NBC execs are keeping their fingers crossed that their coverage will be focused more on the athletes and competition, and not on all the other issues plaguing Rio in the run-up to the games.

NBC Execs ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Rio Olympics Will Be a Success Despite Concerns

As NBCUniversal prepares to broadcast and stream 6,755 hours of Olympics coverage in August, company executives said they are "cautiously optimistic" that the Summer Games would go smoothly despite concerns over environmental, economic and safety issues in Rio de Janeiro.

Bob Costas Says He’ll Stop Hosting the Olympics When He’s ‘Had a Long Enough Run’

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Winter Olympics Update: NBC Is In the Pink

While the conjunctivitis-plagued Bob Costas may not look back fondly on the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi’s stellar ratings performance has left NBC’s ad sales team in the pink.

Deadspin: An Oral History

It all goes back to Ron Mexico.

NBC Has the Last Laugh as Olympics Strike Gold

The games of the XXX Olympiad ended on yet another high note, as the 17-night extravaganza now stands as the most-watched event in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, NBC’s coverage of the 2012 London Summer Olympics drew 219.4 million total viewers, edging the Beijing Games by 4.4 million viewers, or 2 percent.

Savannah Guthrie Named Co-Anchor of NBC’s ‘Today’ Show

NBC on Friday made it official, announcing it has tapped Savannah Guthrie as the new co-anchor of the Today show. The confirmation comes just one day after Ann Curry made her tearful exit.

NBC’s $1 Billion Olympics Sellout

With exactly one month to go before the Opening Ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, NBC is on track to book nearly $1 billion in ad sales revenue for the 17-day event.