Finally, one thing Twitter can’t immediately ruin for you. As Deadline reports, NBC has decided to air their 2018 Winter Olympics prime time live in every time zone, a first for a winter Olympics broadcast. While East Coast prime time begins at 8 p.m., for example, Central Time kicks off at 7 p.m., and so on. No need to scramble for a livestream of events you love before everyone posts the results to Facebook. Prime time will be your very own live stream. “Nothing brings America together for two weeks like the Olympics, and that communal experience will now be shared across the country at the same time, both on television and streaming online,” NBC Olympics Production & Programming President Jim Bell said in a statement. “That means social media won’t be ahead of the action in any time zone, and as a result, none of our viewers will have to wait for anything.” While prime-time evening coverage and a subsequent block of programming known as Primetime Plus will air live, a replay of NBC’s prime time will repeat after Primetime Plus. You’ve got less than 11 months to prepare your mind and body for your next Olympics TV-watching binge, so you better get busy. Time to teach yourself to speed up or reverse your sleep schedule, to nap at work with your eyes open, and, most important, to eat 20,000 calories a day. You know, but for a reason this time.
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