NBC airs a trailer for a new movie about the late Shane McConkey that's set to hit screens in 2013.
When Shane McConkey died in 2009 after a ski BASE-jumping accident, the skiing community lost an innovator, an icon and a true adventurer who lived each day with purpose. Matchstick Productions, the production house that worked so closely with McConkey on many projects, is making a movie, set to debut next year, chronicling the life of this inspirational athlete. Catch a trailer for the film this Saturday (March 24) on NBC during the Red Bull Cold Rush coverage at 1 p.m. eastern time, 10 a.m. pacific.
Last week, NBC dominated the ratings, taking the top eight spots. Snowboarder Shaun White’s gold medal run captured 29.4 million viewers, almost double that of the perennial leader, American Idol on FOX. Research from NBC suggests that half of all Americans watched some of the games last week. From February 14–21, NBC averaged 26.3 million viewers a night. That’s a big increase from the games in Torino, which attracted around 20 million viewers a day.
Two days of weather delays only raised our anticipation of the men's Olympic downhill. Our inability to watch it live and meager coverage of the race in primetime—compounded by real-time spoilers—squashed the excitement. Ski racing fans across the country are voicing their disappointment. Where do you stand?
We waited patiently while Whistler's fickle weather wreaked havoc on the Dave Murray downhill course, forcing organizers to postpone the men's race for two days. We spent the weekend glued to our TVs and soaked in the magic that unfolded at Cypress Mountain. We collectively celebrated the victories of American Hannah Kearney and Canadian Alex Bilodeau in the freestyle moguls events.