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.

Also, find live coverage of the Post Position Draw ceremonies for both the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby on the official Kentucky Derby Facebook and Twitter accounts.

TV & MEDIA SCHEDULE FOR 2018 Kentucky Derby

TIMEDATEEVENTCHANNEL
11am ET30-AprOaks Post Position DrawLive on Kentucky Derby Facebook & Twitter
11am ET1-MayDerby Post Position DrawLive on Kentucky Derby Facebook & Twitter
4-6:30pm ET3-MayDerby AccessNBCSN
12-3pm ET4-MayKentucky Oaks UndercardNBCSN
5-6:30pm ET4-MayKentucky Oaks 144NBCSN
12-2:30pm ET5-MayKentucky Derby UndercardNBCSN
2:30-7:30pm ET5-MayKentucky Derby 144NBC

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.