TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 12, 2012

 In Audience Research, TiVo Audience Research
After seventeen days and 962 medals, the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad came to a festive end last night. London extinguished the massive Olympic cauldron, sending the burning torch on to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 XXXI Summer Games. But before the traditional passing of the torch, a massive party took place in London’s Olympic Stadium where 80,000 fans danced and sang along with a host of British stars. As NBC’s final telecast of the games was broadcast to the Yanks in the states, what were the TiVo Top Moments?


From Spice to Python, it is hard to Imagine a better model for closing ceremonies than the West End Girls of London! Whew. Claiming the top spot last night was the worst kept secret of the games, the Spice Girls colorful reunion. The second TiVo Top Moment shifted from glitz to camp as Monty Python’s Eric Idle sang “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” Coming in at number three was a British tribute to models including (double-duty Spice Girl) Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Lily Donaldson; followed closely by performances from the Pet Shop Boys and One Direction. Closing out the TiVo Top Moments from the London Olympics was a moving tribute to John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

TiVo’s Top 5 Olympic Moments – August 12, 2012 – NBC Broadcast Prime
RankTop Moment(NBC ET/PT)Description
19:51:38 PMThe Spice Girls reunion lights up the stage with their performance of “Spice Up Your Life.”
210:06:43 PMEric Idle of Monty Python fame sings “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from the classic film Life of Brian.  During the song, a cannonball is hurled across the stadium.
39:19:47 PMAs David Bowie’s “Fashion” bellows from the speakers (why couldn’t he sing in person?), London paid tribute to British fashion models including Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and, at this moment, Lily Donaldson.
48:36:47 PMWhile the Pet Shop Boys finish their rendition of “West End Girls,” One Direction begins to sing “What Makes You Beautiful.”
5 9:06:08 PMYoko Ono’s digitally remastered video of John Lennon singing “Imagine” is shown.
 * Top 5 moments based on live + Same Day Viewership of the olympic games on NBC


TiVo Second-by-Second Viewership — NBC Olympics Broadcast — August 12, 2012
TiVo Second-by-Second Viewership -- NBC Olympics Broadcast -- August 12, 2012
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