Now the ball drop is over we have the video stream online for those who missed it - see below for the link.
The ball drop from New York Times Square on new year's eve is one of the biggest new year events anywhere on the planet, and certainly the biggest and most watched in the US and now worldwide via the live stream online webcast.
Viewing figures are expected to be the highest yet for new year 2018/18, a figure set to climb even higher with the news that diva Mariah Carey is returning to perform live once again, in what surely must be an improvement on her glitch-ridden appearance last new years.
The lineup for for the new year's eve ball drop in Times Square 2018-2019 will be here as soon as we have it.
Ther main performers last new year were:
Nick Jonas, Camila Cabello, Sugarland, Miariah Carey and BTS
So you can see an impressive lineup is to be expected.
The west coast part of the show, known as the Billboard Hollywood New Year's Eve Party will be hosted this year by Ciara, replacing the previous host Fergie.
The ABC broadcast gets underway at 8pm New York time. The Times Square new year's eve event is sponsored again this year by Planet Fitness.
Remote performances in previous years have also been included from venues including New Orleans and Las Vegas, we'll have details of the extra sites for this year's event as soon as they're confirmed.
Watch the video of the 2019 new year ball drop for those who missed it:
The live streaming of this event in recent years has only helped with the popularity with many millions now tuning in from their PC, tablet or mobile devices to watch the ball drop from the comfort of their own home, or from whicherver new year party they happen to be attending.
Not only is the online streaming free, but it is also free of commercials, a most unusual feature for such a high profile event. In partnership with Livestream they're offering a fantastic live online webcast feed that as far as I can see is easily the best new year's eve coverage of any event globally.
As well as the live online stream remember you can check out live views from in and around Times Square throughout the day and catch all the build up and atmosphere via the Times Square webcams
The live coverage will again start with the Prime time section at 8pm ET, followed by the coverage of the ball drop live from Times Square from 11.35pm. There will again also be live coverage from New Orleans when their new year arrives an hour later. The online webcast continues throughout the evening, so you can keep watching even when the TV coverage isn't live.
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