ESPN Bumps Start Time of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest Back to Noon

The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest from Coney Island, N.Y., will air live on Wednesday at Noon ET on ESPN3, and on delay at 3 p.m. on ESPN (following ESPN’s exclusive live coverage of the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Quarterfinals).

Originally scheduled for a 3 p.m. start, the contest was moved up to a noon start time to accommodate the large crowd expected to attend.

The presentation will include in-depth analysis of the eating competition by motorsports broadcaster Paul Page and Major League Eating’s Richard Shea, with reporting by television host Renee Herlocker. The one-hour show will also include coverage of the Women’s Championship.

This year marks the ninth consecutive year ESPN has televised the event.