Watch Guide

How to Watch the NFR Double-Header on Dec. 13
Here's how to watch the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo's double-header matinee broadcast.
NFR Double-Header
Summers and Long take a victory lap in Round 4. | Jamie Arviso Photo

Las Vegas, Nevada – December 12, 2023 – The Cowboy Channel, the official network of ProRodeo and Home of the National Finals Rodeo, will broadcast live a special double-header rodeo performance on Wednesday, December 13th at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT/11 a.m. MT/10 a.m. PT of the NFR, followed by the regularly scheduled round at 8:45 p.m. ET/7:45 p.m CT/6:45 p.m. PT.

This special Go Round of the NFR, initially scheduled for Thursday, December 7, was canceled due to the tragic events that occurred on the UNLV Campus on Wednesday, December 6.  The original $11.5 million purse will remain the same and be paid out in full over the 10 rounds and now nine days of competition versus the original 10 days of competition previously scheduled.  

According to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Board of Directors and Las Vegas Events Board of Trustees, there will be no public access to this round, so the only way to watch the competition is to tune in to The Cowboy Channel and PRCA on Cowboy Channel+.

Because of the timing of this special Wednesday matinee of the Wrangler NFR Go Round, the performance will not broadcast live on RFD-TV and will broadcast exclusively only on The Cowboy Channel and be available for livestream on PRCA on Cowboy Channel+.  

Viewers are encouraged to tune in for the special Wrangler NFR Go Round broadcast at 1 p.m. ET, or if unable to watch live, to hit record on their cable/satellite DVR.  Then, at 8:45 p.m. ET, the NFR Round 7 will air as originally scheduled, and the broadcast schedule for the Wrangler National Finals Rounds on The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV will continue as planned, broadcasting every day between now and Saturday, December 16.  

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Broadcast Schedule on The Cowboy Channel & RFD-TV

Now through December 16th

  • 4:00pm ET:  Zero In
  • 4:30pm ET: Rodeo Deep Dive
  • 5:00pm ET: NFR Tailgate Party
  • 7:00pm ET:  Western Sports Round-Up
  • 8:00pm ET: NFR Pre-Show
  • 8:45pm ET:  Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
  • 11:30pm ET: NFR Post-Show
  • 12:30am ET:  NFR Buckle Presentation

The 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo features the top 120 cowboys and cowgirls in the world for a  9-day, 10-round competition to determine the winners of the coveted PRCA Gold Buckle and a share of the $11.5 million purse.  

For the complete broadcast and live streaming schedule of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and more on The Cowboy Channel visit:

To find The Cowboy Channel on your cable/satellite system, please visit:

Live streaming + on demand of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and all rodeos throughout the year is available by subscribing to PRCA on Cowboy Channel+. 

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