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NBC Opens the Rio Olympics with the Opening Ceremony

Let the Games Begin!


8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank” (R)
9:00 p.m. “What Would You Do?”
10:00 p.m. “20/20”

8:00 p.m. “Big Brother”
9:00 p.m. “Hawaii Five-O” (R)
10:00 p.m. “Blue Bloods” (R)

8:00 p.m. Rio Olympics: Opening Ceremony

8:00 p.m. “MasterChef” (R)
9:00 p.m. “MasterChef: (R)

8:00 p.m. “Masters of Illusion”
8:30 p.m. “Masters of Illusion” (R)
9:00 p.m. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (R)

8:00 p.m. “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill”
8:30 p.m. “Charlie Rose: The Week”
9:00 p.m. “The Great British Baking Show”

Of Note on Cable or Digital:
-“David Cross: Making America Great Again” (Netflix, 3:01 a.m. ET)
-“The Little Prince” (Netflix, 3:01 a.m. ET)
-“Kitten Summer Games” (Hallmark Channel, 8 p.m. ET)
-“The Eric Andre Show” (Adult Swim, 11:59 p.m. ET): season premiere

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Maybe some of the Opening Ceremonies. I love the Olympics but have never gotten into the pageantry.

  2. Obviously the Opening Ceremonies as I’m all Olympics until the close of the games in a couple of weeks. I watched a lot of the soccer action over the past couple of days and the Brazilian crowds have been great. I’m interested to see what kind of show they put on out there tonight because I heard it should be pretty good and the ratings too since it will be only on an one-hour tape delay which is basically almost live for us.