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What Channel Is NBC On?

Do you know where to find NBC? Let CableTV.com show you all the options.

Watch the Paris 2024 Olympics on NBC

The 2024 Summer Olympics kick off in Paris, France on July 26, and you can catch all the action right from your living room. A lot of the events will be broadcast on NBC, but Peacock carries more complete coverage.

Our 2024 Summer Olympics guide has all the details on how to watch every event this season.

What channel is NBC on near me?

NBC, the current broadcast home of The Voice, Quantum Leap, a trifecta of Chicago and Law & Order dramas, and the venerable Saturday Night Live is available through 200 local TV affiliates in the U.S.

So, do you know how to find NBC on your local cable, satellite, or live TV streaming services? No worries, let’s walk through all the ways to watch your local NBC channel no matter where you are (even with a good ole antenna or NBC’s Peacock streaming app).

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Get NBC in your neighborhood

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Find your NBC channel number

Since there are over 200 NBC affiliate stations in the U.S., finding one in your area shouldn’t be too difficult. Below, we’ve listed 50 major cities and the cable, satellite, and antenna TV options available for each. For more options, plug your zip code into our provider finder tool below.

NBC stations in major US cities

City Local affiliate channel Cox channel DIRECTV channel DISH channel Optimum channel Spectrum channel Xfinity channel
Albuquerque, NM 4 4 4 4
Atlanta, GA 11 11 11 11 11
Austin, TX 21 21 21 21
Bakersfield, CA 17 17 17 17
Baltimore, MD 11 11 11 11
Bronx, NY 4 4 4 4 4
Brooklyn, NY 4 4 4 4 4
Buffalo, NY 2 2 2 2
Charlotte, NC 36 36 36 36
Chicago, IL 5 5 5 5 5 5
Cincinnati, OH 5 5 5 5
Cleveland, OH 3 3 3 3 3
Colorado Springs, CO 5 5 5 5
Columbus, OH 4 4 4 4
Dallas, TX 5 5 5 5 5
Denver, CO 9 9 9 9
Detroit, MI 4 4 4 4
El Paso, TX 9 9 9 9
Fort Lauderdale, FL 6 6 6 6
Fort Worth, TX 5 5 5 5
Fresno, CA 24 24 24 24
Houston, TX 2 2 2 2 2
Indianapolis, IN 13 13 13 13 13
Jacksonville, FL 12 12 12 12
Las Vegas, NV 3 3 3 3
Los Angeles, CA 4 4 4 4
Louisville, KY 3 3 3 3
Memphis, TN 5 5 5 5
Miami, FL 6 6 6 6
Milwaukee, WI 4 4 4 4
Minneapolis, MN 11 11 11 11
New York, NY 4 4 4 4 4
Oklahoma City, OK 4 4 4 4
Orlando, FL 2 2 2 2 2
Philadelphia, PA 10 10 10 10
Phoenix, AZ 12 12 12 12
Pittsburgh, PA 11 11 11 11
Portland, OR 8 8 8 8
Sacramento, CA 3 3 3 3
St. Louis, MO 5 5 5 5
St. Paul, MN 11 11 11 11 11
Salt Lake City, UT 5 5 5 5
San Antonio, TX 4 4 4 4
San Diego, CA 17 17 17 17 17
San Francisco, CA 13 13 13 13
San Jose, CA 11 11 11 11 11
Seattle, WA 5 5 5 5
Tampa, FL 8 8 8 8 8
Tucson, AZ 4 4 4 4 4
Washington, DC 4 4 4

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

Get NBC with cable or satellite TV

With most cable and satellite providers, local channels like NBC are included with all plans, from the least expensive up to fully loaded packages. Here are the basic TV plans that carry NBC stations:

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DIRECTV

ENTERTAINMENT ($64.99/mo.)

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Spectrum

Select ($69.99/mo.)

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DISH

America’s Top 120 ($92.99/mo.)

Optimum

Basic TV ($35.00/mo.)

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Xfinity

Basic ($20.00/mo.)

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Get NBC with an antenna

Don’t want a cable or satellite bill arriving every month? If all you need are local broadcast channels (including NBC), a one-time purchase of a digital over-the-air antenna can set you up with free TV for life.

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

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Read more about rabbit-ears alternatives in our Best Antennas for Cord-Cutters guide.

Get NBC with live TV streaming services

Live TV streaming services, like YouTube TV and Sling TV, are generally less expensive than cable and satellite TV subscriptions, and they don’t require annual contracts. On the downside, you’re less likely to get all of your local channels (like NBC) on a live TV streaming service, and you’ll need a solid internet connection (at least 25Mbps) to stream glitch-free.

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

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Get NBC with Peacock, NBC.com, or an app

Price:
$7.99–$13.99/mo. or $79.99–$139.99/yr.
Channels:
50+
Features:
Stream live and on-demand NBC programs

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NBC’s on-demand streaming cousin, Peacock, carries next-day NBC content and some live sports programming, including football and soccer. But Peacock Premium Plus subscribers get 24/7 live access to a local NBC channel feed.

With a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service login, you can also watch NBC programming, live and some on-demand, at NBC.com. Like Peacock, the site also features “live” channels of looping content from NBC and other NBCUniversal cable channels.

In the app store for your streaming device (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, etc.) or smart TV, you can find apps for NBC, NBC Sports, NBC News, and several local NBC stations. Most require a cable, satellite, or live TV streaming service login, and only some feature live programming.

What’s on NBC?

NBC is home to some of your favorite dramas, comedies, reality shows, and news programs, as well as sports. Here’s a sampling:

Sports

  • Super Bowl (rotating years)
  • Summer and Winter Olympics
  • NFL on NBC
  • NBC Sunday Night Football
  • Football Night in America
  • USGA Championships
  • Ryder Cup
  • NASCAR
  • USFL
  • Tour de France

Dramas

  • The Blacklist
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Med
  • Chicago P.D.
  • La Brea
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: Organized Crime
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • New Amsterdam
  • Quantum Leap

Comedies

  • Lopez vs. Lopez
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Young Rock
  • Night Court
  • American Auto
  • Grand Crew

Reality and game shows

  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Baking It
  • Dancing with Myself
  • That’s My Jam
  • The Voice
  • The Wall
  • Password

Talk and news shows

  • Dateline
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Meet the Press
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Today
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

What’s NBC?

NBC (National Broadcasting Company) premiered in 1926, making it the oldest TV network in the U.S. It’s part of the Comcast-owned NBCUniversal company, which also includes channels like Telemundo, Syfy, and Bravo.

Most importantly, NBC is home to CableTV.com favorites like Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers, American Ninja Warrior, The Blacklist, and major sports like the Super Bowl and the Olympics.

What channel is NBC on FAQ

What channel is NBC on Spectrum?

What channel NBC is on with Spectrum depends on where you live. Click here for a list of channel numbers for NBC with Spectrum in the top 50 major U.S. cities.

What channel is NBC on antenna?

What channel NBC is on an antenna depends on where you live. Click here for a list of channel numbers for NBC in the top 50 major U.S. cities.

What channel is NBC Sports?

NBC Sports programs typically appear on NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, and Peacock. Occasionally, events air on non-sports-oriented channels like CNBC and E!, while Telemundo and UNIVERSO host Spanish-language coverage.

What channel is NBC on cable?

What channel NBC is on with cable depends on where you live. Click here for a list of channel numbers for NBC in the top 50 major U.S. cities.

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