NBC New Year's Eve with Carson Daly is a prominent feature of the new
year scene in the United States, airing on the NBC TV station each
year live from Times Square and covering the famous ball drop but
also airing live musical performances from big names offered in
competition to the more well known
New Year's Rockin' Eve,
which is hosted by rival channel ABC.
The show in it's current format has been taking place since 2003 and is both hosted and produced by Carson Daly. It is typically screened in 2 one hour segments, the first from 10-11pm featuring many of the recorded musical performances followed by the main show from 11.30-12.30, covering the ball drop. Viewing figures tend to be around half of the New Year's Rockin Eve show, which is still a pretty impressive 6 million or so.
The show this year will be preceded by a new NBC new year show, Seth Meyers New Year's Eve Special (also streaming live online) adding to the star factor on NBC this new year with top level guests including Jennifer Lawrence and Kelly Clarkson - get more details here: Seth Meyers NYE 2018
The New Year's Eve with Carson Daly show is famous for the quality of the guests they manage to attract.
The lineup for 2018 is taking shape now and includes:
Carson's co-host this year will be Mel B.
The broadcast is also expected to include a pre-recorded performance from her Las Vegas show by Jennifer Lopez, with J.Lo herself actually seeing in the new year in Miami.
The show is shown live on NBC in 2 sections, the first from
10-11pm ET then the second at 11.30-12.30 ET. NBC do offer a live
online stream for people who have a relevant subscription, you can
watch this online here:
NBC live stream
It is also worth noting that last year they also offered a live stream for non-subscribers which helped greratly in boosting the show's online presence, we will be checking to see if that is the case again this year and will post any link right here as soon as we have it.
If you are just keen to watch the new year highlights from Times Square and aren't too concerned about who is hosting then remember you can always watch the Ball Drop live stream and also check out the live streaming Times Square webcams.
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