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NBC logo 2013.jpg
Founded November 15, 1926
President Robert Greenblatt
Company General Electric
Notable Series The Voice
The Blacklist
Dateline NBC
This Is Us
Sunday Night Football

NBC (The National Broadcasting Company) is a diverse international media company, based in the United States. NBC was co-founded on November 15, 1926 by the General Electric, RCA, and Westinghouse companies.



While originally a radio broadcaster, NBC was granted the first commercial television license in the U.S. and started to broadcast television programming in the 1940s. By 1963, NBC was the first company to broadcast most of their programs in color, with Bonanza in 1959, being the first all-color program.

Throughout its history the NBC network has been identifiable by prominent audio and visual trademarks. First used in radio, the NBC three-note sound 'jingle' (consisting of the notes: G E C) has the distinguishment of the first audio trademark accepted by the U.S. Patent Office. NBC is also associated with the visual of a peacock. Having its origins in NBC's 1959 color broadcasting tests, the 'peacock' logo has become a widely recognized symbol of the company.

In addition to its television network, NBC's media assets include CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo and the Spanish-language network Telemundo. NBC and its components were bought by cable conglomerate Comcast.


Primetime Shows (2019-2020 Season)


New and returning series
Mid-season series
Summer series (2019)
Summer series (2020)
Canceled or ended in 2018-2019


Non-primetime news
Daytime dramas
Late night shows
Saturday morning children's shows (The More You Know)

Current Primetime Schedule

Day 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Monday The Voice Bluff City Law
Tuesday The Voice This Is Us New Amsterdam (10:01)
Wednesday Chicago Med Chicago Fire Chicago PD
Thursday Superstore Perfect Harmony The Good Place Will & Grace Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Friday The Blacklist Dateline NBC
Saturday The Voice Dateline NBC SNL Retro
Sunday Football Night in America Sunday Night Football (8:15)

Current Non-Primetime Schedule


Day 7:00AM 7:30AM 8:00AM 8:30AM 9:00AM 9:30AM 10:00AM 10:30AM 11:00AM 11:30AM 12:00PM 12:30PM
Weekday Today

Sunday Meet the Press Chuck Todd

Afternoon and Evening

Day 1:00PM 1:30PM 2:00PM 2:30PM 3:00PM 3:30PM 4:00PM 4:30PM 5:00PM 5:30PM 6:00PM 6:30PM
Weekday Days of our Lives NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Weekend Various Sports NBC Nightly News

Late Night

Day 11:00PM 11:35PM 12:05AM 12:35AM 1:05AM 1:35AM
Weekday The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Late Night with Seth Meyers Last Call with Carson Daly
Saturday Saturday Night Live

NBC Universal Owned-and-operated stations

NBC Universal owns and operates the following affiliates:

DMA Location Call Digital Virtual Network Notes
1 New York City, NY WNBC 28 4 NBC
2 Los Angeles, CA KNBC 36 4 NBC
3 Chicago, IL WMAQ-TV 29 5 NBC
4 Philadelphia, PA WCAU 34 10 NBC
5 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX KXAS-TV 41 5 NBC
6 Washington, DC WRC-TV 48 4 NBC
8 San Francisco/San Jose/Oakland, CA KNTV 12 11 NBC
10 Boston, MA WBTS-LD 46 8 NBC
WYCN 43 15 NBC Licensed to Nashua N H; repeater for WBTS
16 Miami, FL WTVJ 31 6 NBC
29 San Diego, CA KNSD 40 39 NBC
32 New Britain/Hartford, CT WVIT 35 30 NBC

NBC Universal Owned stations

NBC Universal owns the following stations:

Location Call Digital Virtual Network Notes
New York City N Y WNJU 36 47 Univision Channel sharing with WNBC
Los Angeles CA KMEX 34 34 Univision
Boston MA WNEU 34 60 Telemundo
Washington D C WZDC 48 (34) 25 Telemundo
Hartford CT WRDM 19 (31) 50 Telemundo
Orlando FL WTMO 31 31 Telemundo
Tampa FL WRMD 49 49 Telemundo
Ft. Myers FL WWDT 43 43 Telemundo
Providence R I WRIW 36 50 Telemundo
Raleigh N C WZGS 44 44 Independent
El Paso TX KDTO 47 (26) 48 Telemundo
Richmond VA WZDT 45 45 Telemundo
Springfield MA WDMR 51 50 Telemundo Simulcast of WRMD in Hartford CT

Channel in italics indicates relocation of that station's digital broadcasts when repacking starts.

External Sites

  • Official website for NBC