NBCU reported that it has sold an additional $10 million in ads since the Opening Ceremonies. And Zucker said that's "much more than we expected." Robust sales should continue into this week.
The executive went on to discuss how NBCOlympics.com, with its live streaming of events and other content, has performed during the Games. NBCU has shown traffic increases on a daily basis. Still, Zucker acknowledged, as he has before, that monetizing that flow remains a challenge.
"Hopefully, we'll be able to turn those digital pennies into ... if not dollars, (then) digital 50-cent pieces at some point," he said on CNBC.
On a non-Olympic subject, Zucker commented on the future of Telemundo within NBCU. While expressing some disappointment in its performance--it trails Univision in the Spanish-language TV market--he indicated that with some tinkering, the opportunities are strong.
"Obviously, Telemundo has been harder than we thought, and it's been a more difficult path," he said. "There's no question--we need more work. We need to continue to improve there. I have confidence that will happen."