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Rio Olympics TV highlight for Friday: U.S. swimmers Ledecky, Franklin, Phelps try to add to medal haul

Michael Phelps of the United States competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meter individual medley during Wednesday’s competition at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Michael Phelps of the United States competes in a heat of the men’s 200-meter individual medley during Wednesday’s competition at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. AP

FRIDAY’S HIGHLIGHT

Live coverage of swimming finals in prime time on NBC includes Katie Ledecky’s attempt to defend her title and set another world record in the 800 meter freestyle after winning the event at age 15 in London, Missy Franklin’s defense of her 200 meter backstroke title, Michael Phelps’ pursuit of a fourth consecutive gold in the 100 meter butterfly, and the “splash and dash” men’s 50 meter freestyle.

FRIDAY’S TV

NBC

10 a.m.-noon: Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE). Women’s 10k – Gold Medal Final. Beach Volleyball – Round of 16 (LIVE). Noon-2:30 p.m.: Swimming – Qualifying Heats (LIVE). Rowing – Gold Medal Finals. 2:30-5 p.m.: Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Italy (LIVE). Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds. 8 p.m.-midnight: Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds (LIVE): Women’s Shot Put – Gold Medal Final. Swimming (LIVE): Women’s 200m Backstroke – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 100m Butterfly – Gold Medal Final, Women’s 800m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final, Men’s 50m Freestyle – Gold Medal Final, Women’s 50m Freestyle – Semifinals. Women’s Diving – Springboard Qualifying (LIVE). Women’s Beach Volleyball – Round of 16. 12:35-1:35 a.m.: Swimming – Semifinals. Track & Field – Qualifying Rounds. 1:35-5 a.m.: Primetime Encore.

NBCSN

2-6 a.m.: Primetime Encore. 6-7 a.m.: NBC Late Night Encore. 8 a.m.-noon: Men’s Archery – Individual Round of 16 (LIVE). Track & Field – Qualifying Heats (LIVE). Women’s 10k – Gold Medal Final. Noon-2:30 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE). 2:30-4:15 p.m.: Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Canada (LIVE). 4:15-6 p.m.: Men’s Archery – Individual Gold Medal Final. Beach Volleyball – Round of 16. 6-8 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Serbia (LIVE). 8-9 p.m.: Men’s Fencing – Team Foil Gold Medal Final. 9-11 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE). 11 p.m.-midnight: Weightlifting – Gold Medal Finals. Men’s Boxing – Quarterfinals and Semifinals.

USA

9-10:40 a.m.: Men’s Archery – Individual Round of 16 (LIVE). Men’s Fencing – Team Foil Quarterfinals (LIVE). 10:40 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Montenegro (LIVE). 12:15-2 p.m.: Men’s Fencing – Team Foil Semifinals (LIVE). Women’s Volleyball – China vs. Serbia.

MSNBC

Noon-3 p.m.: Beach Volleyball – Round of 16. Women’s Handball – Sweden vs. Netherlands. Women’s Shooting – Skeet Gold Medal Final (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE)

CNBC

5-6 p.m.: Women’s Trampoline – Gold Medal Final. Cycling – Track Gold Medal Finals (LIVE). 6-8 p.m.: Women’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE).

GOLF CH.

5-6:30 a.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 6:30-9 a.m.: Men’s – 2nd Round (LIVE). 9 a.m.-noon: Men’s – 2nd Round (LIVE). Noon-3 p.m.: Men’s – 2nd Round (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Golf Central Live From the Olympics. 11 p.m.-5 a.m.: Men’s – 2nd Round Encore.

BRAVO

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 1-3 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 3-5 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE). 5-7 p.m.: Tennis (LIVE).

BASKETBALL CH.

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.: Women’s – Serbia vs. China (LIVE). 1-2:30 p.m.: Women’s – Serbia vs. China Encore. 2:30-4:15 p.m.: Women’s – Canada vs. U.S. 4:15-6 p.m.: Men’s – China vs. Australia.

6-7:45 p.m.: Men’s – U.S. vs. Serbia (LIVE). 7:45-9:30 p.m.: Women’s – Spain vs. Senegal. 9:30-11:15 p.m.: Men’s – France vs. Venezuela (LIVE).

SOCCER CH.

Noon-2 p.m.: Women’s – Quarterfinal 1 (LIVE). 2-3 p.m.: Women’s – Quarterfinal 1 Encore. 3-5 p.m.: Women’s – Quarterfinal 2 (LIVE). 5-6 p.m.: Women’s – Quarterfinal 2 Encore. 6-8 p.m.: Women’s – Quarterfinal 3 (LIVE). 8-9 p.m.: Women’s – Quarterfinal 3 Encore. 9-11 p.m.: Women’s – Quarterfinal 4 (LIVE). 11 p.m.-midnight: Women’s – Quarterfinal 4 Encore.

TELEMUNDO

3-5 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: News Recap. Beach Volleyball – Round of 16. Boxing – Elimination Matches. 1-3 p.m.: Basketball. Boxing – Elimination Matches. Midnight-2 a.m.: TBA.

NBC UNIVERSO

6-8 a.m.: Late Night Encore. 3-6 p.m.: TBA. 6-8 p.m.: Men’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Serbia. Boxing – Elimination Matches.

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