Kentucky Derby Live TV Coverage
A TV audience of over 20 million is expected to watch the 144th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Many more races, including the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 4, will also be carried live as the broadcaster also utilizes its NBC Sports channel. This year’s live TV coverage from Churchill Downs will also be offered online at NBC Sports and via the NBC Sports Live App, available on iOS and Android.
TV & MEDIA SCHEDULE FOR 2018 Kentucky Derby
|11am ET||30-Apr||Oaks Post Position Draw||Live on Kentucky Derby Facebook & Twitter|
|11am ET||1-May||Derby Post Position Draw||Live on Kentucky Derby Facebook & Twitter|
|4-6:30pm ET||3-May||Derby Access||NBCSN|
|12-3pm ET||4-May||Kentucky Oaks Undercard||NBCSN|
|5-6:30pm ET||4-May||Kentucky Oaks 144||NBCSN|
|12-2:30pm ET||5-May||Kentucky Derby Undercard||NBCSN|
|2:30-7:30pm ET||5-May||Kentucky Derby 144||NBC|
What Time is the 2018 Kentucky Derby?
The main event will be broadcast as part of a three hour live broadcast on NBC from 4pm ET, with the official post time for the 2018 Kentucky Derby set for 6:46pm ET.