How to watch the Olympics on TV
NBC holds the broadcast rights to the Olympics in the United States. This month, it will broadcast more than 2,400 hours of Olympic coverage. That's the most ever broadcast. In fact, it's almost as much as the Sochi and Vancouver Olympics combined.
If you're watching any of it, you're almost certainly watching NBC in one form or another. You'll find coverage on NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, and the Olympic Channel, which is a real thing that launched in 2016.
Coverage begins February 7 at 11pm ET on NBCSN with mixed doubles curling. NBC's primetime coverage kicks off at 8pm ET the next night with live figure skating, men's and women's moguls qualifying competitions, and qualifying runs in men's ski jumping.
More broadly, NBC will split its broadcasts into three parts. Daytime coverage will run from 3-5pm ET on weekdays and 3-6pm ET on weekends. Primetime coverage starts at 8pm ET every day except Sunday when it starts at 7pm ET. Primetime coverage will include live broadcasts of alpine skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, freestyle skiing, and short track.
Following the local news, NBC will air what it calls primetime plus, which will include replays of primetime events and select live events.
The bulk of telecasts will be on NBCSN, which has 369 hours of coverage planned. The broadcasts include live primetime coverage and 10 full days of 24-hour programming. Meanwhile, USA Network will have 40.5 hours of coverage, predominantly focused on hockey and curling, some of which will be broadcast live.
The Olympic Channel coverage will include 20 hours of news and highlights daily, as well as live broadcasts from medal ceremonies. It will also have a daily studio show hosted by Jimmy Roberts.