2008 US Open TV Schedule
by Staff | August 19th, 2008, 12:45 am

Live television coverage in the U.S. of the 2008 US Open Tennis Championships begins on Monday, August 25 live at 11am on USA Network, which is televising the event for the 25th straight year. CBS will again televise on the weekends including both the men’s and women’s semifinals and finals.

This will also mark USA Network’s last year as a broadcaster of the US Open. Next year ESPN and the Tennis Channel will join CBS in televising the tournament.

Live online streaming may be available at USOpen.org.

US Open TV Schedule:
Sunday, August 24, 12 noon – 1:30 pm, CBS (Arthur Ashe Kids Day)
Monday, August 25, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, USA
Monday, August 25, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Tuesday, August 26, 2:00 am – 4:00 am, USA
Tuesday, August 26, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, USA
Tuesday, August 26, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Wednesday, August 27, 2:00 am – 4:00 am, USA
Wednesday, August 27, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, USA
Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Thursday, August 28, 2:00 am – 4:00 am, USA
Thursday, August 28, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, USA
Thursday, August 28, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Friday, August 29, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, USA
Friday, August 29, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Saturday, August 30, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, CBS
Saturday, August 30, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Sunday, August 31, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, CBS
Sunday, August 31, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Monday, September 1, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, CBS
Monday, September 1, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, USA
Monday, September 1, 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, CNB
Tuesday, September 2, 2:00 am – 4:00 am, USA
Tuesday, September 2, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, USA
Tuesday, September 2, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Wednesday, September 3, 2:00 am – 4:00 am, USA
Wednesday, September 3, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, USA
Wednesday, September 3, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Thursday, September 4, 2:00 am – 4:00 am, USA
Thursday, September 4, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, USA
Thursday, September 4, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, USA
Friday, September 5, 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm, CBS
Saturday, September 6, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm, CBS
Saturday, September 6, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, CBS
Sunday, September 7, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, USA
Sunday, September 7, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, CBS

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22 Comments for 2008 US Open TV Schedule

zola Says:

thanks for the schedule. I am glad we are not at ESPN ‘s mercy!

Vulcan Says:

Will Directv be having their Interactive coverage again this year?

anonymous Says:

Are all these times EST?

Mike Says:

I’m a Canada trying watch the US Open tennis. The Canadian ESPN channel that is called TSN has launched a new channel called TSN2. Some of the US Open will be broadcast on this channel that most tennis fans cannot receive because their main competitor Rogers owns/controls the cable and satellite companies. I wish the Canadian Government (CRTC) would step in and do something. Also the CRTC revoked the application of USA/Universal channel in Canada. I guess the Canadian Government does not care about tennis. Mike, a tennis fan from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

jane Says:


I’m in Canada too. When TSN isn’t showing the tennis, you can still get extra coverage for free online at websites like channelsurfing.net and justin.tv

If you go here right now, you can watch Del Potro and Simon, although the commentary is in Spanish.


Ann Singer Says:

There is way too much talk by the commentators. This stuff is usually irrelevant and often just background blather. It seems intended to call more attention to those covering the matches rather than to the matches themselves. I am watching the tennis without sound which works pretty well, but I shouldn’t have to do that and miss statistics and results I would like to hear. Ann S

JULI Says:

If ESPN will be covering the US Open next year, does that mean that John McCanroe will not be a commentator???
If it does, I probably won’t be watching anymore tennis. He makes all the matches come alive and he is so interesting and knowledgable.

Lee Says:

Hey~ I have Rogers too…and I checked the TSN schedule…they are not airing the semi-finals/finals on saturday and sunday. only on TSN2. Is there *any*where else that I can catch the US OPEN?!

Lori in NY Says:

I agree about the TV commentators talking too much. This is the way it is in almost every sport and does seem designed to call attention to themselves. Doesn’t anyone see that this is a problem? I watch less live sports than I would because of this and, yes, often turn off the sound. I wish they had a way to just turn off the commentators but still hear the ambient sounds.

These commentators should pull out some old tapes of Howard Cosell. He knew when to shut up.

Natalie Says:

For those in Canada who can’t get TSN2 contact your cable provider (Rogers, Bell) to order channel 673, which is the French sports channel. They are covering the rest of the US Open. However, because of the new schedule due to the rain I’m not sure what games they will cover today. When I go to the tv guide it stills lists the men’s final for 4pm today, not the rest of the men’s semi final.

David Says:

It’s hard to believe that the women’s final was not shown on TV this evening. Had to listen to US Open radio on-line to hear Serena win the match. Why is tennis given such low priority by the major networks?

Von Says:

CBS carried the women’s final this evening at 9:00 pm but it was not listed on their programming schedule. The time was mentioned on the Nadal/Murray match.

Joe Says:

CBS aired Big Brother instead of the women’s final. How ridiculous is that!?!

scott Says:

anyone know what time and station will cover the men;s final tonight?

May Says:

It says CBS will cover Men’s Final today from 5pm-8pm ET which is in 15mins! Hope you’ll be able to catch this..

steve Says:

hi, Its 2:45pm MST, and I’m trying to see if there’ll be any live coverage of this US Open Final in Co. so that I can record it. All that’s showing on the comcast tv guide right now is Dr Phil, 3-4pm, and Oprah. 4-5pm…Any help out there??? steve

Linda Says:

Any idea when the men’s final is being broadcast in AZ? Linda

J Says:

You can watch the final on USOpen.org. The site has free live streaming for the final.

Chris Higgins Says:

I am absolutely flabbergasted that none of our Canadian channels saw fit to air this amazing annual sports event. It is the one thing on television worth watching all year. I did eventually see it on justintv but it’s not the same; my monitor is smaller than my tv, and the play is grainy and laggy. To make matters worse, all the “sports” shows featured guys with pot-bellies in ball caps yacking on about past sports events. What a farce. I just have to ask: In this 5000-channel universe, why can’t we add to all the crap just one true quality event?

Yours Truly, one ticked off tennis fan in Toronto, Chris Higgins

Sandra & Mike Says:

We absolutely agree with Chris! We were able to watch the Final on RDS (a French sports channel) but we kept checking every other channel in our Rogers VIP package because we could not believe that it was not playing in English somewhere. This is the third time we have had to watch an important tennis match on RDS in French: we couldn’t find Nadal’s quarterfinal Rogers Cup match or the Roddick v. Djokovic US Open match on any English channel.

We hope the Tennis Channel becomes available in Canada soon.

- More ticked off tennis fans in Toronto.

Michael Says:

Does anybody know if they will reply the whole game of the Men’s Final? I missed it today. Where can i find the listings or when they will play the replay? I’m in Canada.
I only caught he ending of Federer’s victory.


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