After Mao & Yuna's SP, there was another show -- around noon...which channel? I cannot recall since I was channel surfing, but I think it was RCC or TSS (?) -- that had Fumie Suguri and one other expert, whom I believe is a judge from Japan plus three other very casual viewers (tarento -- which is ironic since many have no real talent). They went over the SP protocols & even tho Fumie & the expert explained what the judges are looking for and the type of things you need to do to get high GOE, the others on the panel insisted that they don't see the difference in quality, etc., implying that even after the explanation & jump comparisons, somehow GOE is some number that the judges pull out of thin air, and for whatever reason Yuna just gets more of it even though she can't land 3A.
There were a couple other programs that insinuated that Yuna's score (or the difference between her score & Mao's) was too high or that she had unfair advantages and that she doesn't have any real technical abilities, just some "expressiveness" as though her jumps and combinations are easy. They said Mao has the real technique and even dubbed their figure skating programs "technique" vs. "expressivesess", which is patently false becuase though Yuna doesn't do 3A, she has the most difficult 3/3 combination jumps and so on.
It's almost surreal because many programs don't want to seem to give up the idea that maybe Yuna can jump as well as or better than Mao except for 3As.
Since then I've stopped watching TV programs altogether b/c I just don't want to become more upset. I dont' watch TV anyway except for some evening news on NHK and FS competitions. (I usually skip exhibitions as well.)