Originally Posted by demarinis5
Throughout the Games, the NBC broadcast network (not NBCSN) has had a relatively short late-night telecast with original programming -- which is not to be confused with the primetime encore telecast that starts after the late-night broadcast.
The Saturday night primetime encore broadcast will air from 1 a.m. – 4 a.m. ET/PT (technically, in the wee hours of Sunday morning) --and is distinct from NBC's midnight broadcast on Saturday night.
[ETA, source: the same NBC link above.]
That said, I agree that it is impossible for the NBC network telecasts (again, I mean the broadcast network, not NBCSN) to show the gala in entirety. And what they do show obviously will not be live.
Only my speculation:
Originally Posted by altuixde
I think that chances are that NBC's hour-long midnight telecast will devote more time to gala coverage than the primetime telecast will -- even if the midnight show uses a small amount of time for other sports not indicated in the midnight listing. The three-hour primetime telecast will include five other sports (not to mention all the breaks for advertisements), so you do the math.
My hunch is that the primetime telecast will include Davis/White and Gold in entirety, plus other headliners of NBC's choice.
Would not surprise me if the midnight telecast re-airs at least snippets of the Americans (and possibly others from primetime) -- and adds partial or full skates of a few other biggies.
Again, only my speculation.