NBC Spoiler Apology: It Won’t Happen Again

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NBC has gotten a whole lot of attention this week, and unfortunately for them, most of it has been negative. The entire country has been riveted to the television every weeknight, taking in all the joy and heartbreak the U.S. Olympic teams have endured, but it’s been difficult–to say the least–to avoid spoilers during the day, because the games are on a 5-hour tape delay since they’re taking place in London this year. That’s why, when we all got a spoiler from the network themselves, it caused a huge backlash among Olympics fans.

The spoiler in question came moments before swimmer Missy Franklin’s 100-meter gold medal win on Monday and showed the athlete celebrating with her parents for the first time since taking the prize, with a narrator saying, “When you’re 17 years old and win your first gold medal, there’s nobody you’d rather share it with.” Oops.

NBC has released an apology for the gaffe and says they are ensuring it won’t happen again.

“Clearly that promo should not have aired at that time,” read the statement. “We have a process in place and this will not happen again. We apologize to viewers who were watching and didn’t know the result of the race.”

But it’s not just this one goof that has viewers irritated; since the beginning of the games, many people have been dissatisfied with the coverage NBC is offering. However, that hasn’t stopped millions from tuning in this week to follow their favorite athletes; over 31 million people are glued to the coverage.

NBC Spoiler Apology: It Won’t Happen Again
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  • Pete

    It did happen again. They showed Gabby with her Gold medal around her neck on the Nightly News last night without any warning and long before they showed her performance.

  • rikrudy

    nbc please tell the american citizens why cant your network show events live.why do we have to wait till primetime and then we still have to wait up till late in the night to watch the main events.every other country have a tv network showing events live.why cant nbc.its fustrating when we cant c swimming,gymnastic,track and field live.

  • Tracy

    Well they did do it again. Bob Costas clearly stated on 8-7 that Aly won gold on floor – even before floor was shown

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    beachvolley ball thanks now I don’t have to watch it

    • http://yahoo boots

      this make me mad when I know that the American already won when I was getting ready to watch it tonight.

  • Ticked OFF

    I hope your advertisers get a refund. I won’t be watching the Ladies Volley Ball since you already gave the winner on the news.

  • John

    Didn’t get on internet or watch the news so I could watch the women’s volleyball gold medal match last night… right before it started NBC showed Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings celebrating.

    Bravo NBC!

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