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New Year's Eve 2019: How to watch the ball drop live, performers & more

New Year's Eve wouldn't be the same without watching the ball drop.
New Year's Eve ball drop Times Square
John Minchillo / AP
/ Source: TODAY

2019 is right around the corner, and New Year's Eve just wouldn't be the same for many Americans without watching the Times Square ball drop.

This year, there are more ways than ever to watch the biggest night of the (new) year. To help ease the last-minute stress, we have all the details you need to watch the ball drop live on New Year's Eve.

"Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019"

  • Time: "New Year's Rockin' Eve" will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and wrap up after midnight.
  • What channel: ABC
  • How to livestream: You can stream "New Year's Rockin' Eve" on the Watch ABC mobile app or at with a cable subscription login.
  • Host(s): Ryan Seacrest returns to Times Square to host for the 13th year in a row and will be joined by Jenny McCarthy. Ciara will be leading the festivities in Los Angeles and Lucy Hale will be stationed in New Orleans.
  • Who's performing: Look out for performances from Christina Aguilera, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina, Post Malone, New Kids on the Block, Halsey and others.

"NBC's New Year's Eve"

  • Time: The broadcast starts at 10 p.m. ET and goes until 11 p.m. There will be a break between 11 and 11:30 p.m. for local news. The broadcast will then resume and run through 12:30 a.m.
  • What channel: NBC
  • How to livestream: You can stream "NBC's New Year's Eve" on or the NBC app.
  • Host(s): Carson Daly, Chrissy Teigen and Leslie Jones are hosting live from New York City.
  • Who's performing: Throughout the night, you can expect performances from Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, John Legend, Bebe Rexha, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and others.

"Fox's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square"

  • Time: Fox's show starts at 8 p.m. ET with a break between 10 and 11 p.m. for news.
  • What channel: Fox
  • How to livestream: Fox's app will have a livestream option that's included in your cable subscription.
  • Host: Steve Harvey is hosting the celebration.
  • Who's performing: Jason Aldean, Florence + the Machine, Robin Thicke and others will be performing.

"New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen"

  • Time: The live event kicks off at 8 p.m. ET (repeat for PT).
  • What channel: CNN
  • How to livestream: To make the show more accessible for all, CNN is allowing the public to stream the event without a cable login. The livestream can be found at, CNN's mobile apps or on the CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV.
  • Host(s): For the second year in a row, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will ring in the new year live in Times Square.
  • What's on the broadcast: According to CNN, the show will feature CNN correspondents and Hollywood stars from around the world. shared that Cooper and Cohen will be checking in with multiple Broadway show casts throughout the night, including "The Band's Visit," "Pretty Woman," and "Tootsie."

How to livestream the ball drop

In addition to the network shows' livestreams, you can also stream the ball dropping on multiple other platforms, including:

Is midnight too late to stay up with the kiddos? Luckily, Netflix has 14 different streamable countdowns to have your own New Year's Eve midnight celebration anytime you want.