NBC apologizes for Olympics spoiler: ‘This will not happen again’
- Updated: August 1, 2012
According to CNN.com NBC has issued an apology for spoiling the results of teen swimmer Missy Franklin‘s gold medal-winning race.
In the latest controversy during the network’s highly rated Summer Olympics coverage, NBC ran a “Today” show promo on Monday night that revealed the outcome of the heavily anticipated 100-meter backstroke before the event was actually telecast. Now NBC’s sports division, which has been pretty adamant about the merits of its tape-delay strategy as public criticism mounts, has issued a statement admitting the network screwed up.
“Clearly that promo should not have aired at that time,” said an NBC Sports spokesperson in a statement. “We have a process in place and this will not happen again. We apologize to viewers who were watching and didn’t know the result of the race.”
But Surely enough, their Facebook fan page has been leaking spoilers for the past 2 days!!!