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Nevada Democratic debate start time, channel, free live streams and how to watch now

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It's time to figure out how you're going to watch the Democratic debate in Nevada, because we're all kind of curious how former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg will actually do on stage. Yes, the billionaire's flooded the airwaves with ads, but how does he do in real time verbal sparring?

Bloomberg's addition could go one of two ways. Will the rest of the pack pile on Mike for coming in late — letting front-runner Vermont senator Bernie Sanders go another show without taking much hits? Or will everyone take it easy on Bloomberg, with the hope of getting to raid his war chest with the hope he drops out? The show starts now.

We're still in the shadow of this weekend's Nevada caucus (Feb. 22), and South Bend, IN mayor Pete Buttigieg will want to make a strong showing tonight so he doesn't lose his early state momentum — and push back against some of the conventional wisdom that he'd perform well early and then fizzle out. Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren and former U.S. vice president Joe Biden both also need to find a wind to fill their sails. 

Meanwhile, Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar's still got the co-endorsement of the New York Times editorial board, while billionaire Tom Steyer flailed out of the polling, and won't make an appearance at tonight's debate. Here's everything you need to watch tonight's Democratic debate online.

Nevada Democratic debate start time, channel

The Nevada debate began at 9 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Pacific) at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas. The main broadcast network is NBC. The debate is scheduled to end at 11 p.m. Eastern.

How you can watch Nevada's Democratic debate from anywhere

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How can I watch the Democratic debate online?

The Nevada Democratic debate is co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Noticias Telemundo and The Nevada Independent. That means in addition to NBC and MSNBC, you can live stream the Democratic debate on NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com and NBC News Mobile App and thenevadaindependent.com.

Looking for the debate in Spanish? The Noticias Telemundo mobile app and the Noticias Telemundo Facebook will offer this debate en Español. 

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Tonight's Democratic debate lineup

  • Joe Biden (former vice president)
  • Mike Bloomberg (former New York mayor)
  • Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN mayor)
  • Amy Klobuchar (MN senator)
  • Bernie Sanders (VT senator)
  • Elizabeth Warren (MA senator)

Wondering where Andrew Yang's gone? After he ended his campaign, CNN announced he's joined the network as a commentator.