What Channel Is TNT On?
TNT’s channel number varies based on your location and TV provider, but we’re here to help you find the best way to tune in.
TNT is one of several basic cable channels owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. It typically airs fantasy and crime dramas during the day and live sports at night. While TNT Originals like The Closer and Leverage were once the channel’s focal point, it’s perhaps most well-known today for its NBA, NHL, and March Madness coverage.
Keep reading to learn how to get TNT via cable, satellite, and live TV streaming services. We’ve also gathered TNT channel numbers for those with existing TV plans.
What channel is TNT on near me?
TNT is common across most TV providers, but its channel number is different nationwide. Below, we compiled a list of TNT’s availability across six popular providers in 50 major cities. If these cities don’t apply to you, enter your zip code in our service finder tool after the table.
TNT channel numbers in major U.S. cities
|City||Cox channel||DIRECTV channel||DISH channel||Optimum channel||Spectrum channel||Xfinity channel|
|Colorado Springs, CO||N/A||245||138||N/A||N/A||60|
|El Paso, TX||N/A||245||138||N/A||40||N/A|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL||N/A||245||138||N/A||N/A||42|
|Fort Worth, TX||N/A||245||138||N/A||77||N/A|
|Las Vegas, NV||18||245||138||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Los Angeles, CA||N/A||245||138||N/A||42||N/A|
|New York, NY||N/A||245||138||37||3||N/A|
|Oklahoma City, OK||31||245||138||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|St. Louis, MO||N/A||245||138||N/A||49||N/A|
|St. Paul, MN||N/A||245||138||N/A||55||66|
|Salt Lake City, UT||N/A||245||138||N/A||N/A||39|
|San Antonio, TX||N/A||245||138||N/A||27||N/A|
|San Diego, CA||34||245||138||N/A||27||N/A|
|San Francisco, CA||N/A||245||138||N/A||N/A||37|
|San Jose, CA||N/A||245||138||N/A||N/A||37|
Data effective as of post date.
Get TNT with cable or satellite
TNT and other Warner Bros. Discovery channels like TBS, truTV, and Food Network are available through most cable and satellite TV providers. Here are four top-of-the-line cable and satellite TV providers that offer TNT:
Get TNT with a live TV streaming service
Of course, no TV provider is complete for sports fans without TNT. Below is a list of four live TV streaming services that feature TNT in their base plans.
Get TNT with Max, TNTdrama.com, or an app
Most TNT Originals stream on demand via Max (formerly HBO Max). The streaming service also shows live sporting events from TNT through its B/R Sports Add-On—accessible for free to all Max subscribers through February 2024.
To watch TNT at TNTdrama.com, sign in with an existing cable, satellite, or live TV streaming account. Occasional shows and movies are available to stream without logging in.
Like the website, the TNT app is free to access but requires a TV provider login to watch most of its content. The app is home to on-demand shows and movies, and you can stream TNT East and TNT West in real time.
What’s the cheapest way to get TNT?
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The cheapest way to stream TNT is with Sling TV. Starting at $40 per month, Sling TV includes TNT in its three base plans. You can also get TBS and truTV, which are crucial companion channels for watching live sports—especially the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Sling TV is less expensive than other live TV streaming services because it doesn’t offer many local channels. But if you want local coverage, you can still use an over-the-air (OTA) antenna to pick up the slack.
What’s on TNT?
TNT’s programming is changing under Warner Bros. Discovery management. You can still catch a blend of hard-hitting dramas, popular movies, and marquee sporting events—including the NBA Playoffs and NHL Playoffs—but the channel is shifting away from original scripted content.
Here’s a list of current programming available to watch on TNT:
- All Elite Wrestling: Battle of the Belts
- All Elite Wrestling: Rampage
- Game Theory with Bomani Jones
- The Inside Story
- The Match
- MLB on TBS*
- NBA on TNT
- NCAA March Madness
- NHL on TNT
- U.S. Soccer on TNT
*Occasional overflow games air on TNT.
Drama and reality shows
- The Alienist
- The Alienist: Angel of Darkness
- American Race
- The Closer
- Good Behavior
- The Lazarus Project
- NCIS: New Orleans
- Rich & Shameless
- Rhodes to the Top
- Shaq Life
- Shatterbox Anthology
- True Blood
TNT is a basic cable network launched by media mogul Ted Turner in 1988 as Turner Network Television, a name previously used by Turner Broadcasting System’s syndication service. Initially, the channel aired older movies and shows before expanding into NBA and other sports coverage.
In 2001, TNT shifted towards more dramatic programming with reruns of ER, Judging Amy, and Law & Order. Other police and medical procedurals have come and gone, but TNT’s NBA coverage remains its centerpiece—unless you live for those 24-hour A Christmas Story marathons it runs annually with TBS.