If you thought CNN was bad … What NBC did on New Year’s Eve, the puzzled viewers still can’t get over

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It seems viewers of New Year’s Eve television specials have picked a winner for the worst coverage, slamming NBC for a “train wreck” that left a path of confusion and disgust.

Before the countdown to midnight had even begun, viewers were blasting the network for the “complete disaster” being co-hosted by Carson Daly, Chrissy Teigen, Leslie Jones, and Keith Urban.

And when the critical moment arrived to watch the iconic ball drop in New York City’s Times Square, NBC cameras were just missing, igniting the wrath of viewers.

Even local coverage was a bust as viewers were left empty-handed when 2019 launched.

And it seems a drunken Don Lemon and anchors doing shots of tequila covering the festivities for CNN had nothing on NBC where disgusted and furious viewers raked the network over the coals for a highly inappropriate segment just minutes before midnight as model Chrissy Teigen discussed “vaginal steaming” on live television.

“Yeah, I like to steam my vag,” Teigen, said as NBC backed her remarks with a photo she had posted showing her undergoing the cleansing traetment.

“What does that mean?” host Carson Daily asked, though he did not let her finish explaining.

Viewers were appalled and let NBC know in real time.

The “trainwreck” coverage continued as midnight saw NBC drop the ball on the ball drop and then air a cringe-worthy moment as Teigen got a nasty jab in the eye from Leslie Jones’ umbrella.

The moment was replayed repeatedly on social media, even inspiring a meme in no time.

Maybe Jones missed the rule about umbrellas in Times Square, as CNN’s Andy Cohen learned when he almost got the network’s press credentials revoked.

Jones issued apologies again later and Teigen assured those who were worried about her that she was okay, even quipping that she was going back to Times Square to find her eyeball.

The moment may have gone viral but it only helped to seal NBC’s fate as the source of the worst of New Year’s Eve television. Even appearances by Diana Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Kelly Clarkson and Teigen’s husband John Legend were not enough to save the sinking ship.

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