What channel is Kentucky derby 2021 on today? Time, TV coverage

The 2021 Kentucky Derby will be aired on NBC with a wide variety of Derby Day activities being broadcast on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and on social media. Here are your Derby Week viewing options.

All times and dates are subject to change and are ET. Find your local NBC channel on the NBC Sports Channel Finder.

What time does the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

The Kentucky Derby officially set start time approximately at 7:01 pm ET at Churchill Downs on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Kentucky derby live TV coverage

The derby day TV coverage will begin at 12:30 pm ET on NBCSN and Kentucky Derby starts at 6:30 pm ET and Post time approximately at 7:01 pm ET on NBC.

TV Coverage NBC and NBCSN*

  • Saturday, April 17, 10:30 pm ET – Thunder Over Louisville – Live Coverage – NBCSN
  • Friday, April 30, 12-3 pm – Kentucky Oaks – Live Coverage  – NBCSN
  • Friday, April 30, 5-6:30 pm – Kentucky Oaks- Live Coverage – NBCSN
  • Saturday, April 30, 12-2:30 pm – Kentucky Derby Undercard – NBCSN
  • Saturday, April 30, 12:30-2:30 pm – Derby Red Carpet – NBCSN
  • Saturday, May 1, 2:30 pm – Kentucky Derby – Live Coverage – NBC
  • Saturday, May 1, 6:50 pm – 2021 Kentucky Derby – NBC

Social Media Coverage – Kentucky Derby Facebook Page*

  • Date TBD 11:00 am – Live from Churchill Downs
  • Date TBD 11:00 am – Live from Churchill Downs
  • Friday, April 30, TBD – The Announcers Booth
  • Saturday, April 30, 7:15 am – Live from the Churchill Downs
  • Saturday, May 1, 9:20 am – Churchill Downs Morning Handicapping Show
  • Saturday, May 1, 12:30-2:30 pm Derby Red Carpet NBC Sports app
  • Saturday, May 1 TBD – Derby Day Post Race and Winner’s Press Conference live from the Churchill Downs Media Center

Additional TBD events and information will be available via NBC Sports Live Extra online at NBCSports.com/LiveExtra.

*All information on schedule and times are from the Kentucky Derby website and NBC/ BCSN. Schedules are approximate and the subject may be to change. Please check the Kentucky Derby website, NBC, and NBCSN for any changes.