WRAL-TV is an NBC affiliate in Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, North Carolina (licensed to Raleigh). The station broadcasts on digital channel 17 displayed to tuners on virtual channel 5 and is owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company. Its sister station is FOX affiliate WRAZ channel 50.
On February 29, 2016, WRAL switched to the NBC network. It was previously NBC from 1956 to 1958. CBS moved to the previous NBC affiliate, WNCN/channel 17. The change was reportedly affected because WRAL could not agree with CBS on the issue of reverse compensation.
WRAL has become the first station in the country to broadcast the ATSC 3.0 standard. They are temporarily broadcasting 3.0 on channel 39 under FCC authorization under the call WRAL-EX.
Current NBC Prime-Time Schedule
|Monday||Inside Edition||Entertainment Tonight||The Voice||Manifest||WRAL News at 11|
|Tuesday||Inside Edition||Entertainment Tonight||The Voice||This Is Us||New Amsterdam (10:01)||WRAL News at 11|
|Wednesday||Inside Edition||Entertainment Tonight||Chicago Med||Chicago Fire||Chicago PD||WRAL News at 11|
|Thursday||Inside Edition||Entertainment Tonight||Superstore||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Will & Grace||Indebted||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||WRAL News at 11|
|Friday||Inside Edition||Entertainment Tonight|| Lincoln Rhyme
Hunt for the Bone Collector
|Dateline NBC||WRAL News at 11|
|Saturday||WRAL News Saturday||On The Record||The Voice||Dateline NBC||SNL Retro||WRAL News Saturday|
|Sunday||various||Little Big Shots||Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist||Good Girls||WRAL News Sunday|