Excerpt from The Stream
By Ted Goodman
Only forty-eight percent of Americans plan to watch a “great deal” or “fair amount” of the 2016 Olympics, according to a new Gallop poll.
The new figures represent a sharp drop from 59 percent in 2012, revealing the lowest percentage of Americans planning to watch the summer games in recent years. Thirty percent said that they plan to watch “not much” of the Olympics, and 21% responded that they plan to watch “none at all,” which is the highest figure since Gallop started asking the question in 2000.
The poll may concern NBC, who in 2011 agreed to a $4.38 billion contract with the International Olympic Committee . . .