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Les Moonves

NBC's Doing a 'Great Job'

Covering the Olympics

8/1/2012 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not everyone hates NBC's controversial coverage of the 2012 Olympics ... in fact, the network just got HIGH PRAISE from its rival ... CBS President Les Moonves.

Les and his wife -- "Big Brother" host Julie Chen -- were on a double date at Madeo in Hollywood with mega-movie producer Brian Grazer and his GF Keli Lee ... an ABC casting executive.

But as the 4some left the restaurant ... Les made it clear, he's a big fan of the way NBC is handling the Summer Games ... despite criticism from fans who are upset the network isn't airing some of the competitions live.

"I like it all ... I think NBC is doing a great job," Moonves said.

We also asked the gang who paid for dinner ... and we got an answer! Check out the clip to see who the big spender was last night.

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Why are americans so arrogant towards other nations and show only when american athletes are on? ? Why so arrogant and not care about other nations too?

814 days ago


i'm doing a better job watching FOX, won't watch a left wing hack station.

814 days ago


NBC by Sissie's , for Sissie's

814 days ago


Would your life be better if you didn't read or waste your time on worthless media stories by TMZ and othe pathetic sites!?

814 days ago


Brian's hair is fabulous lmao

814 days ago


Please show it live and then replay it everybody already knows who is gonna win

814 days ago

John the Lawyer    

It was so much better when I lived in Detroit in 84 and got to watch using Canadian TV -- everything LIVE and none of the jingoistic crap. These arrogant putzes should bask in the last tape delays.

814 days ago



Why are americans so arrogant towards other nations and show only when american athletes are on? ? Why so arrogant and not care about other nations too?

Its pretty obvious why they are showing American Athletes to the American viewing audience....Are you really that dumb?

814 days ago

Jay W.     

Julie Chen is smart. "Blew" her way up the ladder. Big Bro. has been on 12... 13 years now ?

814 days ago


The mediocre praising the mediocre.

814 days ago


Watch a Canadian channel if you can. Its on all day up here. Live and in real time. The other good thing is its not all about the Americans. How foolish of NBC to show video of the action in this era of Social Media and the Internet. Everyone already knows the outcome why would you watch?

814 days ago


Wouldn't know haven't checked out NBCs coverage other than that lil slip up yesterday. I do find it odd that they aren't airing it live for those that want it. Though it's my understanding you can see the live stream online.

Here, Sportsnet, TSN, and CTV show it live on TV and have the live stream online. They are also doing playbacks at night for those that didn't get a chance to see it.

I have pretty much been watching most stuff online.

814 days ago

Harvey's Shirt    

I dont understand why the camera has to be so close to the Olympians face when nothing is going on in the arena? The produced needs to monitor other cameras instead of pointing it on the athletes face for no real reson.

814 days ago

Jay W.     

Les did good. Julie Chen is one hot lady !

814 days ago


Ryan Seacrest, Twitter responses, celebrity responses..who gives a crap about any of that. NBC sucks for this reason. Just like the Today show.

814 days ago
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