I know that some people will choose to watch every minute of the Olympics that is televised, but others will just tune in for the bigger events.
So, here is what NBC currently has scheduled for the two Tuesdays that will air Olympics versus TAR5. This is just for the main NBC network, and only for the 3-hour primetime block. There is other stuff on USA, Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, etc., but mostly at non-primetime hours.
Tuesday, August 17th
Gymnastics - Women's Team Gold Medal Final
Swimming - Gold Medal Finals: Men's 200m Butterfly, Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay, Women's 200m Freestyle, Women's 200m Individual Medley
Beach Volleyball - USA Women's Match
Also: Swimming Semifinals: Men's 100m Freestyle, Men's 200m Breaststroke
Tuesday, August 24th
Track & Field - Gold Medal Finals: Women's 100m Hurdles, Women's 400m, Men's 1,500m, Women's Pole Vault, Decathlon Gold Medal Final
Diving - Men's Springboard Gold Medal Final
Beach Volleyball - Women's Gold Medal Final
Gymnastics - Champions Gala
Wrestling - Super Heavyweight Greco-Roman Competition
I'd say the first Tuesday (17th) offers stiffer competition. Women's gold gymnastics. Lots of swimming gold. And a guaranteed USA women's beach volleyball match.
Tuesday (24th) I'd say not nearly as much good stuff. Guess it could depend who has made it to some of those finals. And whether people are burnt out on the Olympics in general by then.
Of course if The Twins keep running around aimlessly in the desert, and The Pizza Brothers keep generally spreading their joy, and The Cousins keep up their quirky antics, I don't see how anyone in the country that knows about this show will be able to resist it. The Olympics are on every four years, but watching "Charla and Mirna of Arabia" is a once in a lifetime opportunity.