2022 Olympics TV highlights: What to watch from Beijing Thursday night, Friday morning

Throughout the 2022 Winter Olympics, here we’ll get a daily look at the top events and how to watch them.

With jet lag, each day’s live competition in China begins during Eastern prime time and runs overnight until mid-morning. This episode covers the events taking place Friday in Beijing (Thursday night through Friday morning in the US).

All dates and times below are converted to Eastern Time, 1:00 p.m. Beijing Time. The primetime show hosted by NBC’s main channel begins at 8 p.m. ET Thursday night and will feature live freestyle skiing with the women’s halfpipe final, as well as delayed coverage of the women’s free skate. in figure skating and the women’s 1,000 metres. in speed skating. All events can be streamed on Peacock or NBCOlympics.com.

Head to Peacock to catch the action in Beijing.

Top US Events

Men’s curling

What: Bronze Medal Game (USA vs. Canada)

When: Friday, 1:05 a.m.

TV: US (delayed, 1:30 a.m.; rebroadcast at 11:30 a.m.) and streaming

John Shuster’s side narrowly missed their semi-final against Great Britain on Thursday, ending their Olympic title defense from Pyeongchang. They will go for bronze against their northern rivals, who lost to Sweden in the semi-finals. Great Britain and Sweden will play the gold medal game at 1:05 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday.

Figure skating

What: Duos, short program

When: Friday, 5:30 a.m.

TV: USA and streaming

The final event of the figure skating program begins early Friday morning. Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier join Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy LeDuc on the court for the Americans. It will also be a main part of NBC’s primetime coverage on Friday night.

freestyle skiing

What: Women’s Halfpipe Final

When: Thursday, 8:30 p.m.

Television: NBC and streaming

Eileen Gu – the 18-year-old American who already has two medals at these Games representing China – dominated qualifying with a near-perfect race and will be the favorite for gold here. Three Americans are also in the final: Brita Sigourney, Hanna Faulhaber and Carly Margulies.

Speed ​​skating

What: Men’s 1,000 meters

When: Friday, 3:30 a.m.

TV: US (4 a.m.; noon replay) and streaming

After finishing 13th in the 500 meters, 17-year-old Jordan Stolz gets another shot at a medal in the 1,000 meters. He finished second in a 1,000 meter World Cup race in Calgary in December, although the strong Dutch contingent that dominates the top of the standings did not make that trip.

Other Medal Events


What: 12.5 km mass start women (postponed), 15 km mass start men

When: Friday, 2 a.m. (women); Friday, 4 a.m. (men)

TV: US (women, delayed, 4:45 a.m.; men, delayed, 7 p.m.) and streaming

freestyle skiing

What: 1/8 finals, quarter-finals, semi-finals and men’s ski cross final

When: Friday, 1 a.m. (start of the 1/8 finals); Friday, 2:10 a.m. (finals)

TV: United States (delayed at 4:45 a.m.; rebroadcast at 7:45 p.m.) and streaming

Other events


What: Two women, rounds 1-2

When: Friday, 7 a.m. (series 1); Friday, 8:30 a.m. (round 2)

TV: United States (delayed, 10:30 a.m.) and streaming

Women’s curling

What: Semi-finals (Sweden v Great Britain, Japan v Switzerland)

When: Friday, 7:05 a.m.

TV: USA (Sweden-Great Britain, delayed, 2 p.m.), CNBC (Japan-Switzerland, delayed, 5 p.m.) and streaming

men’s hockey

What: Semi-finals (Finland v Slovakia, ROC v Sweden)

When: Thursday, 11:10 p.m. (Finland vs Slovakia); Friday, 8:10 a.m. (ROC vs. Sweden)

TV: United States (Finland-Slovakia, live; ROC-Sweden, delayed, 8:45 a.m.) and streaming

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