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2008 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Television Broadcast Schedule

Sunday, August 31, 2008 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 11:14 PM, under , ,

Athens, GA (Aug 31, 2008) - The 50th Anniversary of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo will take place between December 4-13, 2008 in Las Vegas. The action will be carried on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Classic. The broadcast schedule (all times Eastern time), is as follows.

Round Date Time Net
1 12/5/2008 12:00 - 2:30 AM ESPN2
1 Re-Air 12/5/2008 2:30 - 4:30 AM ESPN2
2 12/6/2008 12:00 - 2:30 AM ESPN2
2 Re-Air 12/11/2008 2:00 - 4:00 PM ESPN2
3 (LIVE) 12/6/2008 9:00 - 11:30 PM ESPN Classic
3 Re-Air 12/7/2008 2:30 - 5:00 PM ESPN
3 Re-Air 12/12/2008 2:00 - 4:00 PM ESPN2
4 (LIVE) 12/7/2008 9:00 - 11:30 PM ESPN2
4 Re-Air 12/7/2008 11:30 - 1:30 AM ESPN2
5 12/9/2008 12:00 - 2:30 AM ESPN2
5 Re-Air 12/9/2008 3:00 - 5:00 AM ESPN2
6 12/10/2008 12:00 - 2:30 AM ESPN2
6 Re-Air 12/10/2008 2:30 - 4:30 AM ESPN2
7 12/11/2008 12:00 - 2:30 AM ESPN2
7 Re-Air 12/11/2008 2:00 - 4:00 PM ESPN2
8 12/12/2008 12:00 - 2:30 AM ESPN2
8 Re-Air 12/12/2008 2:30 - 4:30 AM ESPN2
9 12/13/2008 12:00 - 2:30 AM ESPN2
9 Re-Air 12/14/2008 2:30 - 4:30 AM ESPN2
10 (LIVE) 12/13/2008 9:00 - 12:30 PM ESPN2
10 Re-Air 12/14/2007 12:30 - 2:30 PM ESPN2

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Currently have 8 comments:

  1. Frank says:

    Who in the hell wants to watch the NFR Finals at 2 a.m.? If ESPN doesn't want to broadcast during prime time, get another network to cover it. I've been a long time fan of the NFR but this schedule is ridiculous.

  1. Anonymous says:

    We are REALLY disappointed that we can't get the NFR on TV this year up here in Canada . It is supposed to be televised on ESPNc , well they are not carrying it and why aren't they .

  1. Molly says:

    I think it is GREAT that ESPN has a record number of LIVE performances this year! Frank, if you are a long time NFR fan, you would realize that this broadcast schedule is the best that it has ever been. Linda, if you get ESPN2, you will still get to see all of the go rounds.

  1. piita says:

    Somebody had better lose their job at either ESPN or NFR, does anybody realize the size of audience that is missing out? Canadian fans and all rodeo fans in general deserve an explanation.

  1. Anonymous says:

    what an absolute joke. who ever is in charge of promotions and advertising should be shot. I would love to hear why instead of round one of the NFR I had 1979 recording of ecw wrestling. In a time when rodeo needs all the help it can get all involved completely dropped the ball. completely shutting off its Canadian market because obviously we have monkeys doing the job of men. i am completely disappointed in the fact that so many fans in Canada get screwed. good job fools

  1. Bernie says:

    I am a rodeo fan and enjoy watching all competitors and events. I am also Canadian who was looking forward to watching our riders this week in Las Vegas. I am QUITE disappointed that we can not get the NFR broadcast. We are only able to get ESPN Central, which airs only on Saturday Dec. 6 I would like to have watched the whole rodeo. We here in Central Alberta have a good amount of riders there and want to show our support. No ESPN or ESPN2 Here....................!!:)

  1. JVMc says:

    In Canada we are snowed under with broadcasts of NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, UFC but are denied access to the NFR. What a CROCK, eh?!!!!!-- Danny

  1. Patti G says:

    We (8 of us) just came back from Vegas, where we spent thousands of $s on rodeo tickets, the 50th Anniversary of the NFR, hotels, meals, casino, the Cowboy Market Vendors, taxi's and were thrilled with the rodeo. WE were thanked many times by cab drivers, merchants for coming to Vegas, as the City is crying for events such as the NFR.

    We come back to Canada to find that we cannot watch the final 5 performances. Who dropped the ball, the PRCA (will they get these comments), the NFR, ESPN ??? - every rodeo I am involved needs the gate - don't these guys? Apparently not!!!

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