How Often Have The Olympics Been Mentioned On Television News?

How often have the Olympics been mentioned on television news? The timeline below shows total monthly mentions of the words "Olympic/Olympics" across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade, showing that the Vancouver Olympics received far fewer mentions than more recent ones and that the London Olympics received the most attention of the past decade, with each subsequent Olympics receiving less attention than the one before it. Tokyo has reversed that trend, receiving almost as many mentions as London. Note that this counts only mentions of the literal words "Olympic/Olympics," rather than total airtime of footage from Olympic events.

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