Moonves Defends NBC's Non-Live Olympics

Geez, remember the good old days when Les Moonves used to bitchslap his competition? Now he sounds like he’s running for Mayor Of Broadcastville… Just look at how he’s defending NBC‘s tape-delayed London Olympics coverage. (Which isn’t hurting ratings, by the way…) The CBS Inc chief tells Broadcasting & Cable today he supports NBC’s primetime-first strategy. “They had no alternative to do that. What are they going to do in primetime? They would have had to show events at 5 o’clock in the morning. I don’t know what people expected of them and I think they’re doing a very good job of balancing it. I really do. I think almost definitely we would have done the same thing.”

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