Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Start time, TV, streaming information for Fourth of July tradition

An American tradition is returning to its roots. The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest will be held on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues at Nathan’s Famous restaurant in Coney Island after switching locations the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual Fourth of July event has become a staple and has featured some memorable performances on the festive holiday.

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the unequivocal greatest participant of this competition’s history, broke his 2020 record with an incredible 76 hot dogs and buns consumed in 10 minutes. 

Michelle Lesco, last year’s women’s champion, will defend her crown during the women’s championship at 11 a.m. at the legendary Nathan’s Famous

Last year’s women's champion, Michelle Lesco, will defend her crown, with the women’s championship beginning at 10:45 a.m. ET. Chestnut, the perennial champion of this event, will be seeking his 15th Mustard Belt championship in 16 years.

For the first time, ESPN "SportsCenter" anchor John Anderson will do the play-by-play of the holiday contest along with an in-depth analysis by Major League Eating’s chairman Richard Shea.

What time is the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest? The Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest will take place Monday, with the women's competition being held at 10:45 a.m. ET and the men's competition taking place at noon ET.

What channel is airing the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest? The hot dog eating contest will air live on ESPN3 (women's competition at 10:45 a.m. ET), ESPNews (men's competition at noon ET) and will stream live on the ESPN app. The event can also be streamed via FuboTV.

Who won last year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest? Joey Chestnut, who is fondly referred to as "Jaws," gobbled 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, to break his own record of 75.

Top-ranked female Miki Sudo will make her return to the contest after not participating in 2021 due to pregnancy. Prior to her maternity leave, she set a personal record of 48 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. 

Sudo will compete with last year’s champion Michelle Lesco, who ate 30¾ hot dogs and buns at the televised event at Maimonides Park.