‘Congrats to NBC for making it so incredibly complicated to watch the Olympics that I’m giving up,’ one frustrated viewer wrote
オン ツイッター, complaints abound that Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, has blocked some sports behind a paywall, or showed certain events a whole day after they happened.
“NBC and Peacock suck for making #USA #Basketball a Premium Peacock option,” one user griped.
“Olympic coverage kinda sucks if you don’t have cable,」別の人が書いた. “You either have to wait to watch it the next day on Peacock or pay for the NBC sports app.”
Others struggled with simple TV reception problems.
“This still isn’t the #Olympics… but I guess it’s better than the test pattern,」別の人が書いた, posting a photo of a typed message on her TV: “The station normally seen on this cable channel is experiencing technical difficulties.”
On TV, this year’s Olympics can be seen on NBC and its affiliate stations. オンライン, viewers can watch the games through a number of streaming services, 含む Hulu, fuboTV, and NBC’s 孔雀 – all of which offer a free one-week trial. もあります SlingTV, which offers a month of streaming for $10.
If the broadcast’s ratings are any indication, there does seem to be a problem. According to data from NBC, のみ 16.7 million Americans watched the Olympics’ opening ceremony on TV – its smallest audience in 33 年.
Even with all NBC’s streaming apps and stations included, のみ 17 million people watched the event, NBCUniversal told the ニューヨークポスト.
That’s the lowest viewership since 1988, when only 22.7 million people watched the Olympics in ソウル.
The Olympics’ ratings have consistently declined in recent years, possibly due to viewers’ shifting preferences from television to online content. From the 2012 games in ロンドン に 2016 games in リオ, the number of people who watched the opening ceremony dropped from 40.7 million to 26.5 百万.
Some of the viewers not tuning in this year, しかしながら, seem to have genuinely wanted to watch, but found it impossible.
独立者 has reached out to NBC for comment.
“Congrats to NBC for making it so incredibly complicated to watch the Olympics that I’m giving up,” one frustrated fan tweeted. “Maybe take the next four years to figure out a way to not suck.”