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  • NBC's Olympics Ratings Healthy While Its Host Is On the Mend

    In sports parlance, Bob Costas remains day-to-day for NBC. The longtime NBC Olympics host continues to be sidelined due to an eye infection that has left him "very frustrated," according to of Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group. Lazarus spoke...
  • Critic's Notebook: Sochi Games don't live down to the negative hype

    Critic's Notebook: Sochi Games don't live down to the negative hype
    Despite the grim and often overtly political pre-Games coverage of what became known as Putin's Olympics, the only crises to have occurred in Sochi thus far are Shaun White's failure to medal in the half-pipe and Bob Costas' wicked eye infection. The...
  • NBC Olympics host Bob Costas faces 'slow' recovery from eye infection

    NBC Olympics host Bob Costas faces 'slow' recovery from eye infection
    Eye-yi-yi: Viewers may not see much of Bob Costas for a while as the NBC Olympics host continues to battle an eye infection that has temporarily taken him off the air.  "It's a slow process," Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Sports Group, said in a...
  • 'Colbert Report's' 'Buddy Cole' helps Olympic athletes seem 'not gay'

    'Colbert Report's' 'Buddy Cole' helps Olympic athletes seem 'not gay'
    Russia's anti-gay laws have been a source of concern for many Americans heading into the Olympic Games, but Stephen Colbert appears to have the solution. On Tuesday's "Colbert Report," he sent "self-avowed man's man" Buddy Cole to meet with the U.S. men's...
  • Will Forte to star in new Fox comedy 'Last Man on Earth'

    Will Forte to star in new Fox comedy 'Last Man on Earth'
    Former "Saturday Night Live" performer Will Forte will star in the title role of a new Fox comedy "Last Man on Earth" that will premiere during the middle of the next broadcast season. Forte, who has earned positive notices for his supporting role in...
  • Sochi Olympics audience levels exceed NBC's expectations

    Sochi Olympics audience levels exceed NBC's expectations
    Despite Bob Costas' persistent eye infection, a heat wave in Sochi and slightly lower NBC prime-time numbers compared with four years ago, NBCUniversal executives are giving the Winter Olympics a high score. Audience levels have exceeded the network's...
  • Fox's Tuesday Comedies Gobbled Up By the Olympics

    Fox's first-run comedies struggled to attract much of an audience Tuesday opposite the Winter Olympics as NBC again easily beat its combined broadcast competition. According to Nielsen estimates, Olympics action including figure skating, snowboarding and...
  • Matt Lauer to replace Bob Costas on Olympics for a second night

    Matt Lauer to replace Bob Costas on Olympics for a second night
    Bob Costas still isn't out of the woods yet with his eye infection troubles. The NBC sportscaster called into "Today" on Wednesday to let anchor Matt Lauer know that he'd be filling in once again during the network's prime-time Olympics coverage. "You'...
  • Matt Lauer to Host Olympics Coverage for NBC Again Tonight, Costas Still Out

    Bob Costas will be sidelined at least another night and Matt Lauer will once again host NBC's coverage of the Olympics. Costas called in to the "Today" show Wednesday morning to tell Lauer he would be "coming out of the bullpen again tonight."...
  • Olympics Lift NBC to Easy Ratings Victory for the Week

    The first weekend of the Winter Olympics lifted NBC to an easy primetime ratings victory in key demos last week as the net beat the combined totals of its rivals and moved into a tie with Fox for the season leadership among young adults. Four nights of...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: If it's speed skating, it must be wackiness

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: If it's speed skating, it must be wackiness
    No athlete likes chaos, but if you're a certain kind of TV viewer, a competition in disarray is the best kind of competition of all. In other words, you probably enjoy watching speed skating. Short track’s alternate name might as well be Chaos...
  • Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.

    Charter plots next move. Gerwig lands plum role. Costas on DL.
    After the coffee. Before getting one of those Shia LaBeouf bags. The Skinny: I feel bad that I haven't been watching any of the Winter Olympics. Of course, I don't feel so bad that I'll tune in Wednesday night. Wednesday's headlines include Charter's...