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National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Type Broadcast television network (1939–present)
Radio network (1926–1993; 2012–2014; 2016–)
Sports radio network (2012–present)
Branding NBC
Country United States
Availability National

June 19, 1926; 91 years ago (June 19, 1926)

by Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
Slogan Here on NBC
Headquarters Chicago (Midwest studios and WMAQ-TV)
10 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles (West Coast studios and KNBC)
Parent RCA (1926-1986)
General Electric (1926-1930, 1986-2004)
Westinghouse Electric (1926-1930)
NBCUniversal (2004-present)
Key people Bob Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment)
Launch date Radio: November 15, 1926; 90 years ago (1926-11-15)
Television: April 30, 1939; 78 years ago (1939-04-30)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
(Experimentally broadcasting at 1080p through NBC affiliate WRAL-TV)
Affiliates Lists:
By state or Details
Official website nbc.com
The NBC logo on a building.

NBC, whose letters stand for National Broadcasting Company, is an American television network that started in 1926 as a radio station. (Its first television progams aired in 1944.) It is owned by movie studio Universal Studios and appliance company General Electric. General Electric has sold 51% of the company to Comcast.[1] NBC owns and operates the cable news channels Consumer News and Business Channel(CNBC) and Microsoft NBC channel (MSNBC).

It is called "the Peacock Network" because of the title animal in its logo.

The network is famous for its three-note chimes, the "Must See TV" phrase and NBC Sunday Night Football, which is the most watched TV series after American Idol.[2]

Programs[change | change source]

Live-action series[change | change source]

Animated series[change | change source]

2013-2014 broadcast season[change | change source]

Former Programs[change | change source]

NBC Stations[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Senator asks NBC about Olympic site pay-TV link". https://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100226/wr_nm/us_nbc_comcast_kohl. Retrieved 2010-01-26.
  2. http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/full-2011-2012-tv-season-series-rankings/
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "NBC Picks Up Drama ‘Blacklist’ + Comedies ‘Night Shift’ & ‘Welcome To The Family’ - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2013-05-10. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/05/10/nbc-picks-up-blacklist-night-shift-welcome-to-the-family/182125/. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Kondolojy, Amanda (June 21, 2013). "NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New Season Including 'The Voice', 'The Blacklist', 'The Michael J Fox Show', 'Grimm', 'Revolution' & More". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/06/21/nbc-announces-fall-premiere-dates-for-new-season-including-the-voice-the-blacklist-the-michael-j-fox-show-grimm-more/188411/. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "NBC Picks up Dramas ‘Crisis’ and JJ Abrams’ ‘Believe’ + Comedies ‘About a Boy’,'Sean Saves The World’ & ‘Family Guide’(Updated) - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2013-05-09. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/05/09/nbc-picks-up-dramas-crisis-and-jj-abrams-believe-comedy-about-a-boy/181756/. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  6. Mitovich, Matt (January 6, 2013). "NBC Execs Talk Revolution Hiatus, Plan for ‘Unique’ Hannibal, The Voice Concerns and More". http://tvline.com/2013/01/06/nbc-burning-questions-revolution-voice-hannibal-premiere/. Retrieved January 6, 2013.
  7. "‘Chicago Fire’ Spinoff ‘Chicago PD’ Ordered by NBC - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. 2013-05-10. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/05/10/chicago-fire-spinoff-ordered-by-nbc/182009/. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  8. Kondology, Amanda (March 12, 2013). "NBC Picks Up 'Food Fighters' Reality Cooking Competition". TV by the Numbers. http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/03/12/nbc-picks-up-food-fighters-reality-cooking-competition/173155/. Retrieved March 12, 2013.

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