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  • Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage

    Thrill of victory — and agony of defeat— in NBC's Olympics coverage
    U.S. athletes have earned mixed marks at the Sochi Games; for every triumph in a sport such as slopestyle or luge, there's been a disappointment in skiing or speed skating. The same might be said of NBC, whose decision to broadcast the most hours ever...
  • 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...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Slopestyle sweep, skating slip

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Slopestyle sweep, skating slip
    With slopestyle, figure skating and skeleton all in action Thursday, it was a day without one big narrative but plenty of juicy smaller ones. Russian figure-skating superstar Evgeni Plushenko practically set off a local media riot when he had an 11th-...
  • NBC Averages 21.4 Million Viewers for Sochi Olympics, Down From Vancouver

    NBC and Nielsen were expected to release more detailed ratings information on Tuesday, but preliminary estimates show the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics averaging a strong 21.4 million viewers in primetime. While down 12% from the 24.4 million who watched on...
  • Fox's 'American Idol' Down, 'Rake' Steady Opposite Another Big Night for NBC With Olympics

    Fox's "American Idol" dipped a bit Thursday while its low-rated lead-out "Rake" at least managed to maintain at its week-earlier level on a night that was once again ruled by NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics. According to preliminary national...
  • What we'll remember about the Sochi Olympics

    What we'll remember about the Sochi Olympics
    Just like that, it's over. Eighteen days of Olympic competition and coverage have made us cheer (28 U.S. medals), laugh (see: Jimmy Kimmel and Kate Hansen's wolf prank) and cringe (whipping protesters? Really, Russia?). We know it's a long time until...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'King of the Nerds' on TBS

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'King of the Nerds' on TBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes   Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 23 - March 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Big Bang Theory Sheldon...
  • Bickering pairs skaters...and other suggestions for Pyeongchang 2018

    As the torch is extinguished on another Winter Olympics, it's time for organizers to sit back, sip an expensive vodka and reflect on their accomplishments: Athletes and journalists from around the world can now fluently say, "Why does my room contain...
  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony
    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
  • When sports become hobbies

    I could barely watch the Winter Olympics last month because at 44-years-old, I was finally aware that I would never win a gold medal at the half pipe. So much so that when I went away skiing with my family last weekend, I couldn't even bring myself to...
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  • TV This Week Jan. 19 - 25: 'Reign' on KTLA

    TV This Week Jan. 19 - 25: 'Reign' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY The following serves to inform you...