SPORTDOWN NEWS: On July 28, 2021, Las Vegas Events and the ProRodeo Cowboys Association® announced that the 2021 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo® would begin at 5:45 p.m. m. PST/8:45 PM m. ITS T.
The top 120 competitors in the world will compete in the Wrangler NFR, taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from December 2-11, in a bid to win the coveted PRCA Gold Buckle and a share of $10.257 million. purse. Nearly six million spectators have attended in total over its previous 35 years in Las Vegas.
For our national television audience, moving the start time forward an hour is a game changer, according to Patrick Gottsch, founder and president of The Cowboy Channel. “We were able to more than double the ratings from 2019 to 2020. This audience will follow the broadcasts in 2021, and moving the start time forward by just one hour would help RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel retain those viewers and grow the rodeo base. of fans
According to LVE President Pat Christenson, “The PRCA and The Cowboy Channel requested an earlier start time, which we feel is appropriate to accommodate the largest number of people interested in watching the NFR.
The tournament drew a total of 168,289 spectators over the ten days of 2019 at the Thomas & Mack Cente and has sold out more than 330 consecutive showings in Las Vegas.
Live coverage of the Wrangler NFR can be found on The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV through its cable and satellite partners, as well as online at cowboychannelplus.com and other streaming service platforms. The Cowboy Channel is the official network partner of PRO RODEO and the exclusive streaming and broadcast partner of the Wrangler NFR.
Visit NFRexperience.com or use the hashtag #WranglerNFR on social media at /LasVegasNFR for additional information on the Wrangler NFR. Visit prorodeo.com or follow PRCA ProRodeo on social media for the latest PRO RODEO news and Wrangler NFR coverage.