With all the issues NBC has had during their broadcast of the London Olympics, from tape delaying, to spoiling results, it seems fitting that they saved their biggest fail for Olympics Closing Ceremony.
Last night, the network cut away from the Closing Ceremony broadcast to air a preview episode of their new show Animal Practice, depriving US viewers of performances from Ray Davies of The Kinks, The Who…and Muse. You know, the band that wrote the “Survival,” the official songs of the London 2012 Olympics.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, before going to a commercial, Bob Costas announced, “We’ll be back from Olympic Stadium in about an hour for the London closing party, featuring The Who,” then, “Stay tuned now for a full episode of Animal Practice, a new NBC comedy, presented commercial free.” The Who performance did air, Muse did not.
Fear not the badness of NBC, here is Muse’s awesome performance, complete with plenty of pyrotechnics and a backing choir.
– Danielle Lehman, KROQ-FM Los Angeles