Where Should You Watch the Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve?

NBC's New Year's Eve - Season 2019
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Staying in to watch the ball drop?

Here’s our guide to this year’s televised festivities.


The Show: Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020 (8/7c)
The Hosts: Seacrest, joined by actress Lucy Hale, in Times Square; Pose Emmy winner Billy Porter in New Orleans; singer Ciara in Los Angeles.
The Performers:Among those confirmed at press time: Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Green Day, and Salt-N-Pepa in Los Angeles; Sheryl Crow and Usher in New Orleans; the Jonas Brothers from Miami.
Reason to Tune in:What will fashionista Porter wear?


The Show New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen (8/7c)
The HostsCooper and Cohen in Times Square; Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon in Nashville; others nationwide.
The Performers:Keith Urban, Shania Twain, Christina Aguilera, and more.
Reason to Tune in: How will Andy embarrass Anderson?


The Show:Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square (8/7c)
The Hosts: Harvey and Maria Menounos, for the third year.
The Performers: Jennifer Lopez, the latest winner of The Masked Singer, and more.
Reason to Tune in: Will Harvey tickle the ivories again?


The Show:NBC’s New Year’s Eve 2020 (10/9c)
The Hosts: Carson Daly and Julianne Hough in Times Square.
The Performers:Gwen Stefani (above), Blake Shelton, Leslie Odom Jr., and more.
Reason to Tune in: Stephen “tWitch” Boss works the crowd!