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What Channel Is ABC On?

Let CableTV.com show you how to watch the local ABC channel in your area via cable, satellite, live TV streaming, or a trusty antenna.

ABC is the third-oldest broadcast TV network in the US. It’s owned by the Walt Disney Company, which makes ABC a TV cousin to ESPN, Hulu, FOX, FX, Disney Channel, Disney+, Freeform, and Tubi. Corporate deets aside, ABC is the network that brings you The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Grey’s Anatomy, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Abbott Elementary, and broadcast ESPN sports.

How to find ABC on your local cable, satellite, or live TV streaming services? We’ve rounded up all the ways to watch your local ABC affiliate station, wherever you reside.

What channel is ABC on near me?

There are 250 ABC affiliate stations in the US, so finding one in your area should be easy. Below, we’ve listed 50 major cities and the cable, satellite, and antenna TV options available for each. For more options, enter your zip code into our provider finder tool below.

ABC stations in major US cities

City Local affiliate channel Cox channel DIRECTV channel DISH channel Optimum channel Spectrum channel Xfinity channel
Albuquerque, NM 7 N/A 7 7 N/A N/A 7
Atlanta, GA 2 N/A 2 2 N/A 2 2
Austin, TX 24 N/A 24 24 N/A 24 N/A
Bakersfield, CA 23 N/A 23 23 N/A N/A 23
Baltimore, MD 2 N/A 2 2 N/A N/A 2
Bronx, NY 7 N/A 7 7 7 7 N/A
Brooklyn, NY 7 N/A 7 7 7 7 N/A
Buffalo, NY 7 N/A 7 7 N/A 7 N/A
Charlotte, NC 9 N/A 9 9 N/A 9 N/A
Chicago, IL 7 N/A 7 7 7 7 7
Cincinnati, OH 9 N/A 9 9 N/A 9 N/A
Cleveland, OH 5 5 5 5 N/A 5 N/A
Colorado Springs, CO 13 N/A 13 13 N/A N/A 13
Columbus, OH 6 N/A 6 6 N/A 6 6
Dallas, TX 8 N/A 8 8 8 8 8
Denver, CO 7 N/A 7 7 N/A N/A 7
Detroit, MI 7 N/A 7 7 N/A N/A 7
El Paso, TX 7 N/A 7 7 N/A 7 N/A
Fort Lauderdale, FL 10 N/A 10 10 N/A N/A 10
Ft. Worth, TX 8 N/A 8 8 N/A 8 N/A
Fresno, CA 30 N/A 30 30 N/A N/A 30
Houston, TX 13 N/A 13 13 N/A 13 13
Indianapolis, IN 6 N/A 6 6 N/A 6 6
Jacksonville, FL 25 N/A 25 25 N/A N/A 25
Las Vegas, NV 13 13 13 13 N/A N/A N/A
Los Angeles, CA 7 N/A 7 7 N/A 7 N/A
Louisville, KY 11 N/A 11 11 N/A 11 N/A
Memphis, TN 24 N/A 24 24 N/A N/A 24
Miami, FL 10 N/A 10 10 N/A N/A 10
Milwaukee, WI 12 N/A 12 12 N/A 12 N/A
Minneapolis, MN 5 N/A 5 5 N/A N/A 5
New York, NY 7 N/A 7 7 7 7 N/A
Oklahoma City, OK 5 5 5 5 N/A N/A N/A
Orlando, FL 9 N/A 9 9 N/A 9 9
Philadelphia, PA 6 N/A 6 6 N/A N/A 6
Phoenix, AZ 15 15 15 15 N/A N/A N/A
Pittsburgh, PA 4 N/A 4 4 N/A N/A 14
Portland, OR 2 N/A 2 2 N/A N/A 2
Sacramento, CA 10 N/A 10 10 N/A N/A 10
St. Louis, MO 30 N/A 30 30 N/A 30 N/A
St. Paul, MN 5 N/A 5 5 N/A 5 5
Salt Lake City, UT 4 N/A 4 4 N/A N/A 4
San Antonio, TX 12 N/A 12 12 N/A 12 N/A
San Diego, CA 10 10 10 10 N/A 10 N/A
San Francisco, CA 7 N/A 7 7 N/A N/A 7
San Jose, CA 7 N/A 7 7 N/A 7 7
Seattle, WA 4 N/A 4 4 N/A N/A 4
Tampa, FL 28 N/A 28 28 N/A 28 28
Tucson, AZ 9 9 9 9 N/A N/A 9
Washington, DC 7 N/A 7 7 N/A N/A N/A

Data effective as of post date.

Get ABC on your block

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Get ABC with cable or satellite

Local ABC channels can be found on most cable and satellite TV services, from the largest providers down to smaller regional outlets. Here are four of the top cable and satellite providers we recommend and their cheapest plans:

  • Xfinity—Basic ($20.00/mo.)
  • Spectrum—Select ($49.99/mo.)
  • DISH—America’s Top 120 ($64.99/mo.)
  • DIRECTV—ENTERTAINMENT ($74.99/mo.)

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Get ABC with an antenna

If all you need are local broadcast channels (including ABC), a one-time purchase of a digital over-the-air antenna will get you free TV with no subscription fees—ever.

Here are two of the best antennas we’ve reviewed at CableTV.com:

Data as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Read more about over-the-air alternatives in our Best Antennas for Cord-Cutters guide.

Get ABC with a live TV streaming service

Live TV streaming services, like YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV, are usually less expensive than cable or satellite TV subscriptions, and they don’t come with annual contracts. However, you’re less likely to get all your local channels (like ABC) on a live TV streaming service, and you’ll need a solid internet connection (at least 25 Mbps) to stream without interruption.

Here are our top live TV streaming services that carry ABC channels:

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Get ABC with ABC.com, ABC app, or Hulu

With a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service login ID, you can access nearly all ABC programming through ABC.com. The ABC website and streaming app will allow you to stream recent episodes of shows as well as some live programming. You can find the ABC app, and also dozens of local ABC affiliate stations’ apps, in your streaming devices store.

The ABC site and app will suggest you stream ABC shows next-day on-demand through Hulu, which is ultimately the better experience. Hulu + Live TV carries local ABC stations in every market, if you don’t want to wait for the latest episode of Big Sky (so much suspense).

What’s on ABC?

First and foremost, ABC carries a metric ton of sports, thanks to fellow Disney network ESPN. It also features several dramas, comedies, reality shows, game shows, and news programs. ABC has also been the home of daytime drama General Hospital since 1963 and nighttime sexy doctors show Grey’s Anatomy for almost as long (since way back in 2005).

Sports

  • ESPN College Basketball
  • ESPN College Football
  • Little League World Series
  • MLB on ABC
  • NBA on ABC
  • NFL on ABC
  • NHL on ABC
  • Premier Lacrosse League
  • UFC on ABC
  • XFL

Dramas

  • Big Sky
  • General Hospital
  • The Good Doctor
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • A Million Little Things
  • The Rookie
  • The Rookie: Feds
  • Station 19

Comedies

  • Abbott Elementary
  • The Conners
  • The Goldbergs
  • Home Economics
  • The Wonder Years

Reality and game shows

  • America’s Funniest Home Videos
  • American Idol
  • The Bachelor
  • The Bachelorette
  • Bachelor in Paradise
  • Celebrity Family Feud
  • Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
  • Holey Moley
  • Judge Steve Harvey
  • Shark Tank

News and talk shows

  • 20/20
  • ABC World News Tonight
  • America This Morning
  • Good Morning America
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Nightline
  • The View
  • This Week

What’s ABC?

ABC (American Broadcasting Company) launched as a radio network in 1943 and then expanded into television in 1948, years after NBC and CBS made the switch. ABC acquired ESPN in the ’80s, and both became part of the Walt Disney Company in 1995.

Today, ABC’s most popular programming includes The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Grey’s Anatomy, Shark Tank, American Idol, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and a wide variety of sports coverage from ESPN. ABC shows stream next-day on corporate Disney cousin Hulu.

What channel is ABC on FAQ

Is ABC a free channel?

ABC, like CBS, NBC, and FOX, is available to watch for free with an antenna via local broadcast affiliates.

Is ABC a local channel?

ABC has over 250 affiliate broadcast stations in the US, so it’s likely there’s a local ABC channel in your area.

How can I watch ABC without cable?

You can watch ABC without cable or satellite TV service with an over-the-air digital antenna. You can also stream most ABC shows on Hulu.

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