Olympic Viewing Picks for August 8, 2016

All Times Eastern

NBC

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rowing – Qualifying Heats (LIVE)
Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Spain (LIVE)
Swimming – Qualifying Heats (LIVE)
Canoe/Kayak – Whitewater Qualifying (LIVE)

2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Netherlands (LIVE)

3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Beach Volleyball – Gibb/Patterson (U.S.) vs. Huber/Seidl (Austria) (LIVE)
Canoe/Kayak – Whitewater Qualifying

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel of the United States celebrate winning gold in the Final of the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 07: Michael Phelps and Caeleb Dressel of the United States celebrate winning gold in the Final of the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

8 p.m. – Midnight
Men’s Diving – Platform Synchronized Gold Medal Final
Men’s Gymnastics – Team Gold Medal Final
Swimming (LIVE)

Women’s 200m Freestyle – Semifinals
Men’s 200m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final
Women’s 100m Backstroke – Gold Medal Final
Men’s 100m Backstroke – Gold Medal Final
Women’s 100m Breaststroke – Gold Medal Final
Men’s 200m Butterfly – Semifinals
Women’s 200m Individual Medley – Semifinals

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Walsh Jennings/Ross (U.S.) vs. Wang/Yue (Communist China) (LIVE)

12:35 – 1:35 a.m.
Canoe/Kayak – Whitewater Qualifying

NBCSN

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Women’s Field Hockey – U.S. vs. Australia (LIVE)
Women’s Fencing – Individual Sabre Round of 16 (LIVE)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 07: Brittney Griner #15 of United States and Maimouna Diarra #11 of Senegal look on during a Women's Preliminary Round basketball game between the United States and Senegal on day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Carioca Arena 1 on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 07: Brittney Griner #15 of United States and Maimouna Diarra #11 of Senegal look on during a Women’s Preliminary Round basketball game between the United States and Senegal on day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at Carioca Arena 1 on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Spain (LIVE)

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Women’s Fencing – Individual Sabre Quarterfinal
Women’s Archery – Individual Eliminations
Women’s Judo – 57kg Quarterfinals
Women’s Rugby – Semifinals — Australia vs. Canada and Great Britain vs. New Zealand (LIVE)

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Women’s Fencing – Individual Sabre Bronze and Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Rowing – Qualifying Heats
Archery – Individual Eliminations

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Venezuela (LIVE)

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Men’s Water Polo – Croatia vs. Montenegro (LIVE)
Weightlifting – Finals

9:30 p.m. – Midnight
Women’s Volleyball – Brazil vs. Argentina (LIVE)
Boxing – Elimination Matches

USA

9 a.m. – Noon
Table Tennis – Women’s Singles Elimination Round, Zhang (USA) vs. Suh (South Korea) (LIVE)
Equestrian – Eventing, Cross Country (LIVE)
Women’s Fencing – Individual Sabre, Round of 16
Women’s Fencing – Individual Sabre, Quarterfinals

Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Equestrian – Eventing, Cross Country (LIVE)
Table Tennis – Singles Third Round
Women’s Fencing – Individual Sabre, Round of 16

2:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Men’s Beach Volleyball – Alison/Bruno (Brazil) vs. Doppler/Horst (Austria) (LIVE)
Women’s Handball – Brazil vs. Romania

MSNBC

Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Men’s Beach Volleyball – Herrera/Gavira (Spain) vs. Jefferson/Cherif (Qatar) (LIVE)
Women’s Volleyball – Communist China vs. Italy

1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Serbia vs. Australia (LIVE)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Shooting – Trap Gold Medal Final
Judo – Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)
Sailing

CNBC

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Men’s Water Polo – Hungary vs. Australia
Women’s Rugby – Bronze Medal and Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Men’s Beach Volleyball – Brouwer/Meeuwsen (Netherlands) vs. Bockermann/Fluggen (Germany)
Table Tennis – Singles Fourth Round

GOLF CHANNEL

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Golf Central Live From the Olympics

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Golf Central Live From the Olympics

in their first round match on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

in their first round match on Day 2 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

BRAVO

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tennis (LIVE)

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tennis (LIVE)

3:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Tennis (LIVE)

5:45 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tennis (LIVE)

BASKETBALL SPECIALTY CHANNEL

11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Spain vs. U.S. (LIVE)

1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Serbia vs. Australia (LIVE)

3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Serbia vs. Canada

4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Spain vs. U.S.

6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Venezuela (LIVE)

7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Japan vs. Brazil

9:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Nigeria vs. Argentina (LIVE)

11:15 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Women’s Basketball – Senegal vs. Communist China

TELEMUNDO

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
News Recap
Women’s Beach Volleyball – Preliminary Round
Boxing – Elimination Matches

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Boxing – Elimination Matches
Tennis

Midnight – 2 a.m.
Late Night Recap Show

NBC UNIVERSO

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Swimming – Qualifying Heats

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball – Serbia vs. Puerto Rico
Men’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Venezuela
Boxing – Elimination Matches

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