What channel is the NFL Draft on? How to watch with & without cable

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The NFL Draft is one of the most popular offseason events in professional sports. At the start of the free agency period, fans are glued to their phones and computer screens to catch the latest news about where players are signing, but the draft is a televised three-day event that takes the cake.

Last year, NFL.com confirmed that 54.4 million people in the United States tuned in to watch the 2023 NFL Draft, and those numbers should continue to rise each year.

Fans from every team are counting down the days until Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft kicks off, and many will be hosting draft parties with fellow football fans. Though free agency can offer a boost to a team's roster, the draft is where team building starts, and 32 squads will have a chance to reshape their franchise if they call pull off a strong draft class this April.

There's nothing like building the anticipation as the time ticks down on the clock for your team to make their selection. Let's take a look at how to watch the 2024 NFL Draft with and without cable TV.

When is the 2024 NFL Draft?

The 2024 NFL Draft is a three-day event that runs from April 25th to April 27th. Here are the start times and rounds that will be aired live on each day of the draft:

  • Round 1: Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 2-3: Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Rounds 4-7: Saturday, April 27 at 12 p.m. ET

Where is the 2024 NFL Draft?

The 2024 NFL Draft will be hosted from Detroit, Michigan around Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza. The draft experience is free for all fans who show up and tickets are not required. The draft experience in Detroit will have beverage vendors and concessions as you take in the music, art, food, and unique experience of the Motor City.

How to watch the 2024 NFL Draft on cable TV

The 2024 NFL Draft will be aired live on your ABC channel on cable TV and is broadcast nationally. This is the prime affiliate covering the draft. You can also watch the NFL Draft nationwide on NFL Network, ESPN, and ESPN Deportes.

How to stream the 2024 NFL Draft

Football fans looking to stream the NFL Draft can do so with a free seven-day trial of FuboTV. You can also stream using YouTube TV, Hulu+ Live TV, and Sling TV.

Still Curtain will provide coverage and analysis throughout the NFL Draft on all things related to the Pittsburgh Steelers.