I think it was less noticeable in the years where the events were all the way across the world. It was understandable that everything was taped and aired later because stuff was in the middle of the night. It makes NO sense that so much is being taped and shown later on this one, especially the massive delay they're giving the west coast. They are in the same time zone, why delay it so that it's in "prime time"?
I've been watching a lot of live feeds online for the events I was interested in. Watched men's short program figure skating on a live feed last night and there were some good performances that NBC never showed. They skipped over entire groups of skaters.