Folks, were you bothered at all that NBC cut away from the Olympics closing ceremonies before they were finished?
NBC was pummeled by viewers who took to social media after the network cut away early from the closing ceremony of the London Games on Sunday to air a new television show, drawing outrage from those who tuned in for the highly anticipated musical spectacle.
The Twitter-sphere exploded, with “#NBCfail” and “#closingceremonies” trending worldwide, after NBC cut out performances by Ray Davies, Kate Bush, The Who and Muse in favor of a commercial-free airing of “Animal Practice.”
“I still don’t understand, it’s a tape delay, so can’t you do the math in advance? Why do you need to cut off the closing ceremony? #nbcfail,” Raj Sarkar wrote on Twitter.
Actor Nate Barlow posted to his Twitter account: “Why #nbcfail ranks last: no better way to turn people off a new show than to preempt @thewho & other rock legends for it.”