The usual refrain from insiders, coaches and hard core fans. The general public likes the NBC formula.
I didn’t watch the NBC coverage either night. Instead I followed commentary (especially FloGymnastics) and twitter. Waiting for the routines I wanted to see to appear legally or illegally online.
The answer to this problem would be for NBC to later post ALL routines online. Or have separate full competition coverage online. That was the role of the – now defunct – Universal Sports Network coverage. Seems it didn’t pay. Universal shut down November 2015. 😦
Rio will be better. Instead of NBC having a monopoly on coverage every other nation in the world will be broadcasting. The Canadian coverage, for example, is always better than NBC.