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What channel is the hot dog eating contest on today? Time, TV schedule for Nathan's 2022

Sporting News logo Sporting News 7/4/2022 Zac Al-Khateeb

The most famous competitive eating event in America — and, therefore, the world — is back.

The Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, returning to its iconic home on Coney Island for the first time since 2019, will once again pit massive favorites Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo against the field in the men's and women's competitions, respectively. This year, their biggest competition might not be the other competitive eaters who take the stage, but the ghosts of hot dogs consumed from previous contests.

Chestnut, aptly nicknamed "Jaws," will look to set a record for most hot dogs eaten at this event for the fourth time in five years; he set the mark in 2021 with 76 hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes. Sudo will return after skipping the 2021 competition due to pregnancy; she will look to obliterate the field and break her own record of 48 1/2 hot dogs eaten in 2020.

The Sporting News has everything you need to watch the 2022 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest:

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What time is the hot dog eating contest today?

  • Start time: 10:45 a.m. ET
  • TV channel: ESPN3/ESPNews
  • Live stream: ESPN+ | fuboTV

ESPN networks will broadcast the women's hot dog eating contest starting at 10:45 a.m., followed by the men's event after the conclusion of that contest. Live coverage of the women's event will be on ESPN3 before moving to ESPNews for the men.

SportsCenter anchor John Anderson will perform a do play-by-play — or bite-by-bite — of the eating contest; Major League Eating’s Richard Shea will perform in-depth analysis.

Hot dog eating contest TV schedule

ESPN networks will carry the live broadcast of the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest from 10:45 a.m. ET until roughly 1 p.m. ET on Monday, July 4, on ESPN3 and ESPNews. It will show multiple replays on ESPN and ESPNews in the afternoon and evening.

Network Date Time (ET)
ESPN3 Monday, July 4 10:45 a.m.
ESPNews Monday, July 4 Noon
ESPN Monday, July 4 4 p.m.
ESPNews Monday, July 4 5 p.m.
ESPN Monday, July 4 10 p.m.

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