(((WATCH/STREAMS!)) NFR 2023 National Finals Rodeo Live Free Online Broadcast
NFR is back! Christmas has come early for rodeo fans, with National Finals Rodeo 2023 live streams coming your way over the course of the bronco busting, bull riding extravaganza. And you can watch all the major performances online and from anywhere. How to watch National Finals Rodeo 2023 online: live stream PRCA's premier event from anywhere.
The so-called 'Super Bowl of rodeo' is the climax of the PRCA calendar and brings together the year's biggest stars to determine once and for all who is the best in their discipline — from riding and roping to racing and wrestling, and everything in-between.
Naturally, after the tragic shooting that took place on the UNLV campus, events in the Thomas & Mack Center were postponed for the day. That means that the 10 planned daily performances will now take place over nine days, with an extra session being added on Wednesday morning.
In addition to the prestigious PRCA Gold Buckle awarded to the individual world champions, there's the small matter of a $11.5 million purse that the 119 cowboys (and cowgirls) are battling it out for.
Stetson Wright will enter hot favorite with the Sin City sportsbooks to take home a fifth consecutive all-round championship. The Utah native isn't quite ready to compete with the legendary Trevor Brazile's 14 titles yet, but Stetson is 2023's world leader by some distance, and enters the the Saddle Bronc and Bull Riding championships as the no. 1 ranked cowboy.
Elsewhere, 20-year-old Keenan Hayes has the chance to upset the Bareback Riding apple cart. The Colorado native tops the rankings, with 2019 champion Clayton Biglow his closest competition. Dalton Massey enters the Steer Wrestling arena with a fantastic chance to win his first Gold Buckle and unsaddle Tyler Waguespack who has won the previous two iterations.
You don't need to be in Nevada to enjoy the spectacle. In this article we'll explain how to watch National Finals Rodeo live streams online, with a top tip for watching anywhere in the world.
NFR 2023 live stream details
The National Finals Rodeo 2023 is on from Friday, Dec. 8 to Saturday Dec. 16.
Time: Daily at 5:45 p.m. PT / 8:45 p.m. ET / 1:45 a.m. GMT / 12:45 p.m. AEDT
U.S. — The Cowboy Channel (via cable and Sling TV) / Cowboy Channel Plus / RFD-TV Now
How to watch National Finals Rodeo 2023 live stream in the U.S.
The Cowboy Channel is the primary TV channel broadcasting the National Finals Rodeo 2023 in the U.S.
As well as being available to watch on a variety of cable packages, The Cowboy Channel is also available from OTT streaming services. For example, it's included in DirecTV's Ultimate and Premier packages, costing $115/month and $160/month respectively.
Or, for a much more affordable option, The Cowboy Channel is included in the Heartland Extra add-on for Sling TV. You need one of Sling TV's base Orange or Blue plans to start with — they cost from $40/month, with your first month half price — and then Heartland Extra costs only $6/month extra.
Alternatively, you could watch via either of the specialized Cowboy Channel Plus or RFD-TV Now. Just be aware that you need an annual subscription to watch on either as NFR live streams aren't included in their monthly plans. The services cost $119.99/year and $89.99 respectively.
How to watch National Finals Rodeo 2023 online around the world
Away from home and having difficulty connecting to your NFR live stream? Watching along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy. With the right VPN (virtual private network), you can stream the event from anywhere in the world.
We've evaluated many options, and the best VPN is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices, impressive connection speeds and watertight security.
How to watch National Finals Rodeo 2023 live stream in Canada
Just as it is south of the border, The Cowboy Channel is the place to watch the National Finals Rodeo 2023 in Canada.
The network is available on cable plans from the likes of Shaw, Bell and Optik.
Can I watch the National Finals Rodeo in the U.K.?
Bronc fans in the U.K. are all out of luck, it seems. But if you're visiting the U.K. from the U.S. right now, you can always use a VPN to unblock The Cowboy Channel Plus and stream the National Finals Rodeo online. Details about, including how to download and use a VPN.
National Finals Rodeo 2023 performance schedule
All performances start at 5:45 p.m. PT / 8:45 p.m. ET except where stated
Friday, Dec. 8: First Performance
Saturday, Dec. 9: Second Performance
Sunday, Dec. 10: Third Performance
Monday, Dec. 11: Fourth Performance — Memorial Night
Tuesday, Dec. 12: Fifth Performance — Tough Enough to Wear Pink
Wednesday, Dec. 13: Sixth Performance — Resistol Rookie Night (10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET)
Wednesday, Dec. 13: Seventh Performance — Military Night
Thursday, Dec. 14: Eighth Performance — Canadian Night
Friday, Dec. 15: Ninth Performance
Saturday, Dec. 16: Tenth Performance — Wrangler National Patriot Night
National Finals Rodeo 2023 championships
Saddle Bronc Riding