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At a conference in June, NBC CEO Steve Burke explained what would constitute an Olympics “nightmare,” Bloomberg reports. “We wake up someday and the ratings are down 20%,” he said. “If that happens, my prediction would be that millennials had been in a Facebook bubble or a Snapchat bubble and the Olympics have come, and they didn’t know it.”

That nightmare is basically here, as the Olympics saw a sharp viewership dip for the first time since 2000. Among 18- to 49-year-olds, the damage is even greater than 20%, sitting at a 25% drop-off


NBC Olympics viewership is down 17% - Business Insider

AKA “It’s not our shitty, tape-delayed, reality-show style coverage, or our myopic and draconian social media policies - it’s those damn millennials and their snapchats!”

A wild Pikachu appeared! People in New Orleans were surprised one day when someone had illegally installed this Pikachu statue overnight, covered it in patina to make it look like it had been there for years, and inscribed it with the hashtag #pokemonument. Nobody knows where it came from, but Pokemon GO players really enjoy visiting. Source Source 2 Source 3