NBC Angers Who, Kinks Fans By Bumping 2012 Olympics Performances from Telecast
Despite dedicating two and a half hours of airtime to the event, NBC wound up trimming the Who's four-song set and Davies' rendition of 'Waterloo Sunset,' as well as much-anticipated performances from alternative rock stars Muse and Kate Bush from their broadcast. Instead, at 11 PM ET the network aired a preview episode of their new sitcom 'Animal Practice.'
The Who's mini-set, which could have served as a nice preview of their upcoming North American tour, instead was aired as part of a separate show which aired after midnight. Fans took to Twitter -- frequently using the hashtags #NBCfail and #closingceremonies -- to express their displeasure. As @maura put it, "ahahaha wow dragging out the who appearance UNTIL MIDNIGHT so people will watch this idiot animal show, NBC you are awful."