Olympic Viewing Picks for August 17, 2016

All Times Eastern

NBC

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE)

Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase – Gold Medal Final
Decathlon Shot Put

Canoeing – Sprint Qualifying Heats and Semifinals
Equestrian – Team Jumping Gold Medal Final

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Men’s Volleyball – United States vs. Poland (LIVE)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Alexandra Raisman of the United States competes on the Women's Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Alexandra Raisman of the United States competes on the Women’s Floor final on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Gymnastics – Gala
Women’s Water Polo – United States vs. Hungary (LIVE)
Canoeing – Sprint Qualifying Heats and Semifinals

8 p.m. – Midnight
Track & Field – Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)

Women’s Long Jump
Women’s 200m
Women’s 100m Hurdles

Women’s Diving – Platform Qualifying
Women’s Beach Volleyball Bronze Medal – Larissa/Talita (Brazil) vs. Walsh Jennings/Ross (United States)

12:35 a.m. – 1:35 a.m.
Women’s Beach Volleyball Gold Medal Final – Agatha/Barbara (Brazil) vs. Ludwig/Walkenhorst (Germany)

NBCSN

8 a.m. – Noon
Canoeing – Sprint Qualifying Heats (LIVE)
Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE)

Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase – Gold Medal Final

Noon – 2 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Honduras (LIVE)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cycling – BMX Qualifying

3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Germany (LIVE)
Gymnastics – Gala

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – United States vs. Argentina (LIVE)

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Men’s Handball – Denmark vs. Slovenia
Men’s Boxing –Gold Medal Final
Women’s Boxing – Quarterfinal
Women’s Wrestling – Freestyle Gold Medal Finals

9 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Men’s Volleyball – Brazil vs. Argentina (LIVE)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Petrissa Solja and Xiaona Shan of Germany play a doubles match against Shiwen Liu and Ning Ding of China in the Women's Team Gold Medal Team Match between China and Germany on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro - Pavilion 3 on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Petrissa Solja and Xiaona Shan of Germany play a doubles match against Shiwen Liu and Ning Ding of China in the Women’s Team Gold Medal Team Match between China and Germany on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro – Pavilion 3 on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

11 p.m. – Midnight
Men’s Table Tennis – Team Gold Medal Final
Taekwondo – Gold Medal Finals

MSNBC

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Women’s Field Hockey – Netherlands vs. Germany (LIVE)

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Men’s Handball – Brazil vs. France

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Women’s Wrestling – Qualifying
Men’s Handball – Germany vs. Qatar
Sailing – Gold Medal Finals

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Gymnastics – Gala

USA

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Men’s Badminton – Singles Quarterfinal

10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Men’s Basketball – Australia vs. Lithuania (LIVE)

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Women’s Water Polo – Russia vs. Italy (LIVE)
Men’s Badminton – Singles Quarterfinal

1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Spain vs. France (LIVE)

3:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Badminton – Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Final
Men’s Table Tennis – Team Bronze Medal
Taekwondo – Quarterfinals and Semifinals

CNBC

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Men’s Volleyball – Italy vs. Iran (LIVE)
Women’s Field Hockey – New Zealand vs. Great Britain

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16: Sandra Gal of Germany in actoin during a practice round prior to the Women's Individual Stroke Play golf at the Olympic Golf Course at Olympic Golf Course on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 16: Sandra Gal of Germany in actoin during a practice round prior to the Women’s Individual Stroke Play golf at the Olympic Golf Course at Olympic Golf Course on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

GOLF CHANNEL

5 a.m. – 6:30 a.m.
Golf Central Live From the Olympics

6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Women’s Golf – 1st Round (LIVE)

9 a.m. – Noon
Women’s Golf – 1st Round (LIVE)

Noon – 3 p.m.
Women’s Golf – 1st Round (LIVE)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Golf Central Live From the Olympics

11 p.m. – 5 a.m.
Women’s Golf – 1st Round Encore

BASKETBALL SPECIALTY CHANNEL

10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Men’s Basketball – Australia vs. Lithuania (LIVE)

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Australia vs. Lithuania (Encore)

1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Spain vs. France (LIVE)

3:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Spain vs. France (Encore)

5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Spain vs. France (Encore)

5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – United States vs. Argentina (LIVE)

7:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – United States vs. Argentina (Encore)

9:15 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Croatia vs. Serbia (LIVE)

11 p.m. – Midnight
Men’s Basketball – Croatia vs. Serbia (Encore)

SOCCER SPECIALTY CHANNEL

Noon – 2 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Honduras (LIVE)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Honduras (Encore)

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Germany (LIVE)

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Honduras (Encore)

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Germany (Encore)

8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Honduras (Encore)

9:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Germany Encore

11 p.m. – Midnight
Men’s Soccer – Match of the Day

TELEMUNDO

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
News Recap
Men’s Soccer – Brazil vs. Honduras (LIVE)

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Athletics
Boxing (LIVE)

Midnight – 2 a.m.
Late Night Recap Show

NBC UNIVERSO

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Nigeria vs. Germany (LIVE)

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Volleyball
Men’s Basketball – United States vs. Argentina (LIVE)
Boxing (LIVE)

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Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013. He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television. Fang celebrates the three Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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