NBC scrambles to adjust Belmont coverage
With the scratch of I’ll Have Another from Saturday’s Belmont, the bid for another Triple Crown winner is ended, as is NBC’s hopes to draw ratings from the Triple Crown bid, reports Multichannel.com. The network had planned 4.5 hours of coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network on Saturday. How NBC will handle the change is unknown at this time.
“While we are obviously disappointed that our show won’t feature I’ll Have Another going for the elusive Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes is still an iconic event on the sports schedule, and the NBC Sports Group broadcasts will treat it as such,” said NBC Sports Group spokesman Adam Freifeld. “We’re working now to adjust the game plan accordingly.”