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TV Junkie: Canadian TV Might Turn A Profit On The Olympics But NBC Can't? Tiger 'Ego' Woods

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"Real Time With Bill Maher" returns to HBO tonight, followed by the debut of "Funny or Die" presents and "The Ricky Gervais Show"
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Weekend EditionWhile some in the press are faulting the Canadians for glitches in the Winter Olympics, Canadian television will be breaking even or turning a profit on their broadcast of the games despite showing 3-times the footage that we're seeing on NBC, which is the network that says it will be losing $250 million on these games.

This Wednesday, NBC's Olympic broadcast beat out "American Idol" so how can you not make a profit on that? Canada's CTV did it by giving the public what they wanted: they supersaturated programming with the Olympics, providing near 24/7 coverage and over a dozen live feeds. Compare that to the tape-delayed coverage NBC is providing Americans, even those in the same timezone as Vancouver as well as spotty event coverage, "highlights" of competition, and their obnoxious and time-wasting "profile" segments. As we pointed out in the 2008 Olympics, viewers want more competition coverage, and it turns out it is the most profitable way to go.
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The Tiger Woods "Press Conference": Today Tiger Woods displayed the egotism, arrogance, and greed that got him into trouble in the first place by holding a "press conference" in order to read a prepared statement and then get a hug from his mommy. Most news shows, particularly local, only have a set amount of time for sports coverage and in order to mention his circus stunt, other athletic endeavors, probably the Olympics, will be shortened or cut from the shows.
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"Better Off Ted" fans, there's an online petition to save the show from cancellation.
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This Weekend: Tonight Bill Maher is back on HBO followed by a ton of new comedy; Saturday is all about the Olympics and on Sunday, Academy Awards fans should watch the BAFTAs on BBC America as there is usually a good correspondence between winners there and the Oscars.
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The TV Junkie Plan: Tonight - Olympics, Bill Maher, Olympics, "Funny or Die Presents", "The Ricky Gervais Show", "The Soup", Olympics. Saturday - Olympics. Sunday - Olympics, "The British Academy Film Awards 2010" (BAFTA), Olympics, "Big Love", Olympics.