New Year’s Eve is always a thrilling night to broadcast live from Times Square. The excitement of the ball dropping, great music and millions of friends and families coming together to celebrate is incomparable. This will be my 14th year on NBC ringing in the new year in Times Square, and there’s no place I’d rather be.
Though he’s been hosting the event for so many years, he insists to The Observer that if he wasn’t “into it”, he wouldn’t do it anymore. He said the goal of the special is “trying to deliver the live experience of Times Square to people at home and put it in their living room. I do my best to encapsulate the excitement of the night and describe what I’m seeing to people who [can’t] be there.”
For those who are hoping to experience the event tonight, read on for details on what channel to watch, the performers and more below.
AIR TIME: 11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ET
HOSTS: Carson Daly and co-host Mel B
TV CHANNEL: NBC – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel NBC is in your area. You can also use the NBC channel finder to look for your local stations by clicking here.
LIVE STREAM: Click here to watch the show online via live stream.
PERFORMERS: Blake Shelton, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, and Pentatonix.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS: According to NBC, Telemundo will simulcast in Spanish with the event hosted by stars Patricia Manterola and Daniel Sarcos.
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