The NFR organized by the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) will be back on our TV screen in 2022. It’s a season-ending rodeo championship event where we get to witness top contestants in the world battle for the PRCA Gold Buckle and share of the $10 million in prize money.
Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will host the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo between December 1-10, 2022. The main performances include Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding.
There’s no need to fret if you can’t attend the NFR in Las Vegas. Keep reading to learn how to watch every minute of the action during the 2022 NFR via real-time TV coverage.
What Channel is the NFR on?
NFR 2022 will be live on the Cowboy Channel from December 1st – 10th, as it’s the official broadcast partner with absolute rights to air it on real-time TV coverage. Additionally, you can catch all performances aired simultaneously on RFD-TV.
These are the only TV channels that will broadcast the NFR 2022 during the 10 days in December 2022.
What TV Channel?
- The Cowboy Channel
You can watch NFR with cable subscription on the Cowboy Channel network via DirecTV (Channel 603) and DISH Network (Channel 232), and on RFD-TV via DirecTV (Channel 345) and DISH Network (Channel 231).
Those unable to watch the NFR on TV can opt to watch the live stream via the PRCA on the Cowboy Channel+ app on the go.
The Cowboy Channel
Rodeo fans will watch this ultimate event on two national television networks simultaneously. Following its contract with PRCA and Rural Media Group, Cowboy Channel has been named one of the official broadcasters of the NFR.
All ten Wrangler NFR rounds will be broadcast on Cowboy Channel across the USA, and the real-time TV coverage begins at 7 pm each night.
The PRCA’s Pro Rodeo and Xtreme Bulls Tour, among other PRCA programming, will also be covered on the channel.
If you want to watch the channel no matter where you are, you can subscribe to the PRCA on the Cowboy Channel+ mobile app here.
Here are some other ways to watch the Cowboy Channel.
Dish Network Channel
You will find the Cowboy Channel (COWBOY) in America’s Top 120 Plus package or a higher one on the Dish Network. If you only have access to it, you have to be aware that you must have NFR broadcasters to watch your favorite rodeo show. The Cowboy Channel can be found on Dish Network channel 232 (HD/SD). The least package costs $69.99/month.
The Cowboy Channel is the leading broadcaster of the 2022 NFR. Over 94 million American households now have access to the program. To watch the NFR on the Cowboy Channel via DirecTV, you must tune to channel 603 (SD). For $40/month, DirectTV offers over 65 live channels.
AT&T provides U-verse as a high-speed internet service with a 99 percent reliability rate. For this reason, you can subscribe to U-verse if you want to watch your favorite shows in HD quality. Get the most out of the 2022 NFR by tuning to the Cowboy Channel on AT&T U-verse channel 566 (SD). The least TV package is available at $89.99/month.
It works with a fiber optic connection and is bundled with an internet access TV. More than 5 million people use it in the US. Verizon FiOS customers can also access The Cowboy Channel to watch NFR 2022 via channel 246 (SD). Due to setup fees, you should expect to pay at least $80/month for your chosen package.
National Finals Rodeo can also be live-streamed on RFD-TV, another official TV broadcaster. The Wrangler NFR will be broadcast on RFD-TV for all 10 nights. The service offers real-time TV coverage of NFR 2022 and access to more than 90 shows via its extensive on-demand library.
The cost of RFD-TV Now is $9.99 per month or $89.99 per year if you want to watch it anywhere.
Here are some other ways to watch RFD-TV.
DirecTV subscribers can watch the NFR live on multiple devices if they have an active subscription. You can access the network with a web browser, computer, laptop, or smartphone. It would be best to watch NFR 2022 via RFD-TV on the DirecTV Stream by selecting channel 345 (SD). Its packages start at $69.99/month.
If you are a Dish Network subscriber, there is no question that you enjoy at least 190 on-demand TV channels. One of these channels is RFD-TV, the official partner of NFR. Watch the 2022 NFR by tuning to RFD-TV on Dish Network channel 231(HD).
It’s also known as AT&T Internet. You can use it to watch NFR via tuning to RFD-TV on U-verse channel 568 (HD) or channel 1568 (HD). The lowest TV package is $89.99/month.
Please enter your zip code and Pay TV provider here to determine if RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel are available in your area.
There you have it. The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV are the only official TV broadcasters of the 2022 National Finals Rodeo scheduled to take place on December 1-10 at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas. The above viewing options are good choices if you plan to enjoy the rodeo from your home while glued to your TV. Watch the best rodeo action in the world with your family.