The 2024 GOP presidential candidates will face off one more time in the third Republican primary debate. Taking place at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Date County, the last GOP debate will be broadcast live on NBC News on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT/8 to 10 p.m. ET.
The third Republican debate will stream free online in the US at NBC News Now, Peacock (subscription required) and with real-time Spanish audio translations at Noticias Telemundo (where it will re-air at 9 p.m. PT/midnight ET). The GOP event will also be broadcast live on cable in Spanish on NBC Universo. The Republican debate will be available on demand at Peacock.
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You can watch the Republican debate for free on Fubo or DirecTV Stream, which offer five-day and seven-day free trials, respectively.
Keep reading below to learn where to watch the last Republican debate online (including for free without cable), the podium lineup and more.
How to Watch the Third Republican Debate Online: Start Time, Where to Stream
The third and final Republican debate will be broadcast live on NBC News and Spanish cable channel Universo this Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. PT/8 to 10 p.m. ET. It will stream live online for free at NBC News Now, Peacock (subscription required), and at Noticias Telemundo with real-time Spanish audio translations. The last GOP debate will be available after it airs to stream on demand at Peacock.
Those with a traditional cable subscription can watch the Republican debate online by logging in to nbcnews.com and noticiastelemundo.com with TV provider credentials. Viewers outside of the U.S. can watch the GOP debate live on Sky News networks.
Nightly News‘ Lester Holt and Meet the Press‘ Kristen Welker and Salem Radio Network host Hugh Hewitt will moderate the event. NBC News Now anchors Tom Llamas and Hallie Jackson will host pre-debate coverage at 4 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. ET and post-event analysis immediately after the debate.
Salem Radio Network and the Republican Jewish Coalition will partner with NBC News for the third debate, while Rumble will livestream the debate.
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DirecTV also offers a seven-day free trial, so new subscribers can watch the Republican debate for free this week during that period.
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Other plans include the Elite package (254 channels for $84.99 monthly) and the Ultimate tier that comes with 298 channels, NFL RedZone, Showtime and 4K quality for $100 monthly. The online TV streaming service offers a five-day trial for new subscribers, so you can technically watch the Republican debate online for free during that period.
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2023 Republican Debate Podium Lineup
The Republican National Committee has not yet released the official podium lineup. According to ABC News, five Republican candidates have qualified for the last debate per their campaigns: former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. Former Vice President Mike Pence has dropped out of the race.
Former President Donald Trump — who is in the lead at 61 percent support among potential Republican primary voters, according to a Morning Consult poll — will not attend the debate and is currently on trial in a $250 million civil fraud case in New York. DeSantis follows at 13 percent backing and Ramaswamy and Haley are tied at 7 percent.
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