Did NBC lose money on the Olympics?
The last two Olympics that aired on NBC prior to Comcast’s acquisition of the company—Beijing 2008 and Vancouver 2010—failed to recoup their combined $1.7 billion rights fee, and the massively popular 2012 London Games just about broke even, despite an ad sales haul of $1.25 billion.
Did the 2012 Olympics make a profit?
National Lottery and taxpayer-funded events staged in 2012 venues generated an economic impact of 134 million pounds ($176 million) following the London Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, according to UK Sport, Britain’s high performance agency that invests in Olympic and Paralympic sports.
How much money did Beijing lose on the Olympics?
The FT’s number vastly differs from a Business Insider investigation, which estimated a whopping $38.5 billion. Despite the disparities, one thing is clear: The true cost of the Beijing Winter Olympics far outpaced China’s stated budget. As for whether the gargantuan price tag was worth it?
How bad were the ratings for the Olympics this year?
An average of 11.4 million viewers watched the Beijing Olympics on NBCUniversal platforms each night — the smallest prime-time audience on record for any Winter Games and well off the 19.8 million nightly viewers for the Pyeongchang Games in 2018.
Why are Olympic ratings so low?
The low ratings could be attributed to several factors: Strained relations between the United States and China due to economic and human rights issues, another Olympics held during the COVID-19 pandemic, the time zone difference (Beijing is 13 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time) and the lack of compelling stories.
Who was the youngest Olympian?
gymnast Dimitrios Loundras
Held in Athens, the host country, Greece, was represented by gymnast Dimitrios Loundras who was 10 years old, 216 days at the start of competition, making him the youngest ever Olympian. Loundras’ Olympic legacy has stood the test of time.
What are 5 facts about Olympics?
Here are 10 surprising facts about the Olympic Games.
- Gold medals are mostly made of silver.
- The Olympic Torch Relay is not an ancient tradition.
- Only three modern Olympic Games have been canceled.
- At least one of the Olympic Rings’ colors appears in every national flag.
How much money did China spend for the 2008 Olympics?
When Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008, it said it had spent $6.8 billion, but that did not include the tens of billions more it used to build roads, stadiums, subway lines and an airport terminal.
Why is China doing so well in the Olympics?
China’s massive economy and population have helped it take home more total medals than countries like Australia, Japan, and Canada, despite China having participated in only half the number of Olympic Games as these other wealthy countries.