VIDEO: Women's Ski Jumping to Make Debut at SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS
Women's ski jumping will make its debut at the SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS. NBC will air live coverage of the games beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. ET, one night before the network's traditional coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7. Check out this morning's story on the sport's debut below!
The biggest Winter Olympics in history, set to take place in the biggest country in the world, will receive the most U.S. coverage in Winter Games history. NBCUniversal will present more than 1,539 hours of coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi, Russia, across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC, USA Network and NBCOlympics.com. The 1,539+ hours are the most ever for a Winter Olympics and more than the coverage of the previous two Winter Olympics combined.
NBC's coverage of the 2014 Sochi Games begins in primetime on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 8 p.m. ET, one night before the network's traditional coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7, and continues until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 23. NBC's schedule is divided into three dayparts – daytime, primetime and late night – for a total of 185 hours over 18 days.
Following is a breakdown of NBCUniversal's coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games:
The six NBCUniversal platforms – NBC (185 hours), NBCSN (230), CNBC (36), MSNBC (45), USA Network (43) and NBCOlympics.com (1,000+) – will offer the most in-depth coverage in Winter Olympics history. The 1,539+ hours is more than Vancouver (835) and Torino (419) combined (1,254);
NBCUniversal's 539 hours of television coverage is the most ever for a Winter Olympics, eclipsing Vancouver (436) in 2010;
Over the 18 days of the Sochi Games (Feb. 6 – 23), NBCUniversal's coverage will average over 85 hours per day – nearly double the entire coverage of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics (43.5) on ABC;
NBCUniversal is presenting its 14th Olympic Games and eighth consecutive, both the most by any U.S. media company. ABC is second with 10 and four (twice), respectively;