Hound of UIster wrote:
4) Overall it seems people in the US are getting less and less interested in the games. I talked to so many people who were not following the games at all.
It seems to be a combination of terrible coverage by NBC, no Americans medaling in the key events and the negative PR that Sochi and Russia had garnered before the start of the Olympics with the yet to be complete construction and the anti-gay legislation.
And the time difference probably played a role. When the games were in Vancouver, there was plenty of live coverage during prime time.
I watched less than I normally do, most of it in the wee hours of the morning. I watched very little of NBC's prime time coverage because I already knew what the outcome was going to be.