The Couch Potato's Guide to the Rio Games: Aug. 19, 2016


Golf – Women’s Golf, Third Round (N) (Live) 6 a.m.

USA – Badminton, Water Polo Men’s badminton (singles semifinal); women’s water polo (bronze medal). (N) (Live) 6 a.m.

MSNBC – Badminton Coverage of the women’s badminton singles final, where Spain’s Carolina Marin looks to snap China’s recent dominance. (N) (Tape) 8 a.m.

NBCSP – Wrestling, Taekwondo, Rhythmic Gymnastics Men’s wrestling (freestyle qualifying); taekwondo (qualifying); rhythmic gymnastics (individual qualifying). (N) (Live) 8 a.m.

USA – Field Hockey, Badminton Women’s field hockey (bronze medal match); men’s badminton (singles semifinal). (N) (Live) 8:30 a.m.

Golf – Women’s Golf, Third Round (N) (Live) 9 a.m.

MSNBC – From Sao Paulo, Brazil. (N) (Live) 9 a.m.

NBC – Equestrian, Canoe/Kayak, Synchronized Swimming Equestrian (individual jumping gold medal final, round 1); canoe/kayak (sprint semifinals); synchronized swimming (team gold medal final). (N) (Tape) 10 a.m.

MSNBC – Modern Pentathlon, Handball Early-phase coverage of the women’s modern pentath-lon, featuring Arkansas sisters Margaux and Isabella Isaksen. Also: men’s handball (semifinal). (N) (Live) 11 a.m.

NBCSP – Men’s Basketball: First Semifinal action from the men’s basketball tournament. (N) (Live) 11:15 a.m.

NBC – Men’s Volleyball: Semifinal action from the men’s volleyball competition. (N) (Tape) 12:10 p.m.

MSNBC – Women’s Field Hockey: Gold Medal Final (N) (Live) 1 p.m.

NBCSP – Women’s Soccer: Gold Medal Match Includes coverage of the medal ceremony. From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (N) (Live) 1:30 p.m.

NBC – Cycling, Water Polo American Connor Fields looks to contend for a gold medal in BMX racing. Also: women’s water polo (gold medal final). (N) (Tape) 2 p.m.

CNBC – Wrestling Jordan Burroughs seeks a second gold medal in the men’s freestyle 74kg weight class. (N) (Live) 2 p.m.

CNBC – Men’s Basketball: Second Semifinal (N) (Live) 3 p.m.

NBC – Equestrian, Rhythmic Gymnastics Beezie Madden leads the U.S. equestrian team in the individual jumping competition. Also: American Laura Zeng competes in rhythmic gymnastics. (N) (Tape) 3:45 p.m.


Golf – Women’s Golf, Final Round (N) (Live) 6 a.m.

USA – Rhythmic Gymnastics Laura Zeng looks to give the U.S. its best-ever Olympic finish in the rhythmic gymnastics competition. (N) (Live) 6 a.m.

NBC – Triathlon Two-time reigning world champion Gwen Jorgensen of the U.S. looks to bring home gold in the women’s triathlon. She is joined by Americans Sarah True and Katie Zaferes, who also hope to contend for medals. (N) (Live) 7 a.m.

USA – Women’s Basketball: Bronze Medal Game Bronze medal round in women’s basketball. (N) (Live) 7:30 a.m.

Golf – Women’s Golf, Final Round (N) (Live) 9 a.m.

MSNBC – Volleyball, Badminton Women’s volleyball (bronze medal match); men’s badminton (bronze medal). (N) (Live) 9 a.m.

NBCSP – Men’s Soccer: Bronze Medal Match From Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (N) (Live) 9 a.m.

NBC – Canoe/Kayak, Diving, Golf Canoe/kayak (sprint gold medal finals); men’s diving (10m platform semifinal); women’s golf (final round). (N) (Live) 9:15 a.m.

USA – Water Polo, Handball Men’s water polo (bronze medal match); women’s handball (bronze medal). (N) (Live) 9:15 a.m.

NBCSP – Wrestling, Cycling Men’s freestyle wrestling qualification features Americans J’Den Cox and Tervel Dlagnev. Also: women’s cycling (mountain bike gold medal final). (N) (Tape) 11 a.m.

USA – Rhythmic Gymnastics, Badminton Rhythmic gymnastics (individual all-around gold medal final); men’s badminton (singles gold medal final). (N) (Live) 11:15 a.m.

NBC – Women’s Basketball: Gold medal round, 11:30 a.m.