Kentucky Derby Live TV Coverage

mediaA potentially record-setting TV audience is expected to watch the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday, September 5, 2020. With no attendees allowed at the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TV will be the best way to catch the annual Run for the Roses.

Many more races, including the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, September 4th, beginning at 3pm EDT, 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 2020 Kentucky Derby

TIMEDATEEVENTCHANNEL
3:00 - 6:00PM EDT
Sept. 4th
Kentucky Oaks Day Live Coverage
NBCSN
5:45PM EDT
Sept. 4th
146th Kentucky Oaks
NBCSN
2:30 - 7:30PM EDT
Sept. 5th
Kentucky Derby Day Live Coverage
NBC
7:00PM EDT
Sept. 5th
146th Kentucky Derby
NBC

What Time is the 2020 Kentucky Derby?

The main event will be broadcast as part of a five-hour live broadcast on NBC from 2:30pm EDT, with the official post time for the 2020 Kentucky Derby set for approximately 7:00pm EDT.