The NEP team will include 15 broadcast engineers and technical support staff, plus 17 team members to provide long-term planning, operations management and technical consultation at NBC Olympics' production facility inside the International Broadcast Center in South Korea.
Despite the debut and gold medal performance of US skiier Mikaela Shriffin on the women's giant slalom course, the combined overnight rating for the network on NBC and NBCSN scored a 13.1/22 in metered market results. The last time NBC carried a Super Bowl and Olympics in the same season (in the 2011-12 broadcast year), it ultimately finished No. 2 in viewers for that 52-week season.
"NBC and NEP started our Olympic journey together almost 30 years ago, at the 1988 Seoul Olympics", said Levine.
-Cross-country skiing: The U.S. hasn't won an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing, but there's a chance Jessie Diggins could make history for the U.S.in the women's 10km freestyle event (5:00 a.m., NBCSN). That number peaked at 29.7 million from 9:45 to 10 p.m., when the coverage was on women's figure skating. It's also listed that the men's skeleton runs three and four will be part of the block. In the snowboard cross, Lindsey Jacobellis of Team USA is the one to watch. A Roseanne-centric 20/20 pulled a 0.8 rating in the key demo at 10 p.m., doubling its last weeknight showing two weeks ago.
-Figure skating: Gold medal contender Nathan Chen will compete in the men's figure skating short program, and he's only 18 years old (Live starting at 8 p.m., NBCSN and NBC). She earned the bronze in this event at the Vancouver Games in 2010. (Live starting at 8:00 p.m., NBCSN and NBC).