Tuesday, July 31, 2012

NBC's Spoiler Snafu

I spent all day yesterday avoiding blogs, news coverage and Facebook feeds in order to enjoy NBC's primetime Olympics coverage.  I was eagerly awaiting the swim competitions, especially Missy Franklin's 100 meter backstroke.  I had no idea what was going to happen and I watched an hour of coverage after getting home from work, waiting for her race!

Missy swam in a semifinal for a different race, then hopped into a cool-down pool waiting for her backstroke race.  "Right after the commercials, in under ten minutes!" NBC touted.  I eagerly perched on the couch.

And then NBC played the commercials, one of which showed a teaser for the moment that Missy Franklin saw her parents for the first time after WINNING her gold medal

(photo credit)

Thanks, NBC, for spoiling the race results that I managed to avoid all day just mere minutes before your own primetime showing of her race.  It was a suspenseful race, and had I not known the results I would have been biting my nails.  But thanks to NBC's inability to put that commercial on the air AFTER she won her gold medal, I watched her come from behind, already secure in the knowledge that she was obviously going to win.


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