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

"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.
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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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.
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.