The third Republican Party debate for the 2024 presidential election is tonight, Wednesday, November 8th, 2023. The debate will air live on NBC and on NBC digital platforms starting at 8:00 PM Eastern time. You can watch tonight’s debate for free using one of the following methods.
- Install and watch through the NBC News app, which is a free channel available on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and more.
- Use the NBC News NOW channel on the Roku Channel app, Tubi app, Pluto TV app, or YouTube. You could also watch the debate on NBC News Now using your phone or computer’s web browser.
You could also watch the debate on NBC using a TV Antenna or one of the following streaming services that carries NBC in its channel lineup:
- Peacock: Watch on the NBC News Now Tab, but app requires a $5.99
- DIRECTV STREAM – Carries NBC and offers a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial. costs $79.99 each month after. However, you can cancel at any time and cancel within the free trial and you will not be charged.
- Hulu Live TV: Carries NBC and includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with unlimited DVR storage for $76.99/month. (Sign up)
- fuboTV – Carries NBC and costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial
- YouTube TV – Carries NBC and costs $72.99 per month and offers a free trial. They are currently providing a special price of $52.99/mo for your first 3 months.
For more information on watching NBC, see our guide explaining how to watch NBC without cable.
Who Will Attend The Debate
As he did in the first two debates, former President Donald Trump declined to attend tonight’s debate. Those participating in tonight’s debate are:
- Former Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
- Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida
- Former Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina
- Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy
- Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina
In order to qualify for tonight’s debate, candidates needed to show proof of 70,000 individual donors and have at least 4% support in qualifying polls. Candidates Doug Burgman and Asa Hutchinson didn’t poll high enough to qualify for this debate.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s polling model, Trump maintains over half of Republican support, with DeSantis a distant second at 14% and Haley moving into third place with 9% over Ramaswamy’s 5%. Christie and Scott will round out the bottom of tonight’s debate stage, with polling averages at around 2-3%, despite clearing the 4% requirement in polls needed to qualify for tonight’s debate.