Your Guide to Televised New Year’s Eve Countdown Specials
If you're planning a low-key New Year's Eve that involves being snuggled up on the couch in your pajamas with a Solo cup midnight toast, you're probably wondering which TV countdown special you should watch. This handy little guide will help.
Ryan Seacrest is back as host of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Also joining Ryan with hosting duties will be Ciara, Lucy Hale, and Billy Porter. Musical performers include Post Malone, BTS, Sam Hunt, and Alanis Morissette. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve will air on ABC from 8:00 p.m. to 1:09 a.m (with a break at 11:00 p.m. for local news).
Carson Daly, Julianne Hough and Ellen's DJ, Stephen "tWitch" Boss will host the NBC special from New York City from 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Performers include Brett Eldredge, NE-YO, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani., and more.
Hosts Steve Harvey and Maria Menounos will ring in the new year from NYC with musical performances from LL Cool J, the Village People, The Chainsmokers, Florida Georgia Line, the Backstreet Boys, and others. Fox's countdown will air from 8:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
From 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will welcome in 2020 on CNN with musical performances from Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, The Chainsmokers, and more.
If you cut the cable cord and if don't have access to regular TV, but don't want to miss out on the ball drop in New York City, you can always stream the webcast that will be streaming live from Times Square starting at 6:00 p.m. (and completely commercial-free). The stream will air live here: https://www.timessquarenyc.org/