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Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Girl Power: Hot Female Olympians That Helped Boost NBC's Ratings

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By now everyone knows the London Olympic Games smashed all kinds of rating records to become the most-watched event in American TV history. Some observers have attributed these gargantuan viewership numbers to the beautiful opening ceremony or the heart-thumping anticipation of Usain Bolt’s 100 meter showdown with Yohan Blake. Others have even mentioned the 400-meter individual medley rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

However, there is one important factor that could have made all the difference in NBC’s coverage of the games — and that is the women. The 2012 Olympics had more women than any other year,  and for the first time in history every country had at least one female athlete.

Women participated  in boxing for the first time and one female athlete even competed while being pregnant. The U.S. women outperformed the U.S. men taking home majority of the gold medals for the U.S. team.  Overall, women played such a big role in the London Olympics the games, this year the global competition was dubbed “The Women’s Games.”

So how did female Olympians help boost the ratings of NBC’s coverage of the Olympics? Well, these women are not only just as  entertaining as their male counterparts when it comes to displaying superior physical abilities,  they look a whole lot better doing what they do.

If you don’t believe us, check out our list of the top female Olympians that helped to boost the TV ratings for the 2012 Olympic games. Let us know  in the comment section below if you agree, disagree or have your own suggestions…

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Comments

  1. wow thanks for showing some of the ugliest women of the Olympics, a real eye opener.

  2. isnt Ana Ivanovic from Serbia???

  3. You obviously know nothing about athletes outside the US. You should focus on USA only, better for you.

  4. Missed Katie Taylor one of the stand out stories of the games and a looker to boot well done with the article.

  5. I think the youth of today would say “FAIL” !!! Yes, there are a few “hot” women in there, but if that’s the best you can do, you can’t have been watching very well, Candace Parker & Serena Williams, PLEASE !!! How about …

    Victoria Pendleton
    Alex Morgan
    Antonija Mišura
    Ellen Hoog
    Josefine Oqvist
    Fatima Moreira de Melo
    Melanie Adams
    Darya Klishina
    Leryn Franco
    Niki Gudex

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