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Founded November 15, 1926
President Robert Greenblatt
Company General Electric
Notable Series The Voice
The Blacklist
Dateline NBC
This Is Us
Sunday Night Football

NBC (The National Broadcasting Company) is a diverse international media company, based in the United States. NBC was co-founded on November 15, 1926 by the General Electric, RCA, and Westinghouse companies.



While originally a radio broadcaster, NBC was granted the first commercial television license in the U.S. and started to broadcast television programming in the 1940s. By 1963, NBC was the first company to broadcast most of their programs in color, with Bonanza in 1959, being the first all-color program.

Throughout its history the NBC network has been identifiable by prominent audio and visual trademarks. First used in radio, the NBC three-note sound 'jingle' (consisting of the notes: G E C) has the distinguishment of the first audio trademark accepted by the U.S. Patent Office. NBC is also associated with the visual of a peacock. Having its origins in NBC's 1959 color broadcasting tests, the 'peacock' logo has become a widely recognized symbol of the company.

In addition to its television network, NBC's media assets include CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo and the Spanish-language network Telemundo. NBC and its components were bought by cable conglomerate Comcast.


Primetime Shows (2016–2017 Season)


New and returning series
Mid-season series
Summer series (2016)
Canceled or ended in 2015–2016


Non-primetime news
Daytime dramas
Late night shows
Saturday morning children's shows (The More You Know)

Current Primetime Schedule

Day 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30
Monday The Voice The Brave
Tuesday The Voice This Is Us Law & Order: True Crime
Wednesday The Blacklist Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Chicago PD
Thursday Superstore The Good Place Will & Grace Great News Chicago Fire
Friday Encore programming Dateline NBC
Saturday Encore programming SNL Vintage
Sunday Football Night in America Sunday Night Football

Current Non-Primetime Schedule


Day 7:00AM 7:30AM 8:00AM 8:30AM 9:00AM 9:30AM 10:00AM 10:30AM 11:00AM 11:30AM 12:00PM 12:30PM
Weekday Today

Sunday Meet the Press

Afternoon and Evening

Day 1:00PM 1:30PM 2:00PM 2:30PM 3:00PM 3:30PM 4:00PM 4:30PM 5:00PM 5:30PM 6:00PM 6:30PM
Weekday Days of our Lives NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Weekend Various Sports NBC Nightly News

Late Night

Day 11:00PM 11:35PM 12:05AM 12:35AM 1:05AM 1:35AM
Weekday The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Late Night with Seth Meyers Last Call with Carson Daly
Saturday Saturday Night Live

NBC Owned-and-operated stations

NBC owns and operates the following television stations:

DMA Location Call Digital Virtual Network
1 New York City, NY WNBC 28 4 NBC
2 Los Angeles, CA KNBC 36 4 NBC
3 Chicago, IL WMAQ-TV 29 5 NBC
4 Philadelphia, PA WCAU 34 10 NBC
5 Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX KXAS-TV 41 5 NBC
6 San Francisco/San Jose/Oakland, CA KNTV 12 11 NBC
8 Washington, DC WRC-TV 48 4 NBC
9 Boston, MA WBTS-LD 46 8 NBC
Merrimack, NH (Boston DMA) WNEU 34 60 Telemundo
17 Miami, FL WTVJ 31 6 NBC
28 San Diego, CA KNSD 40 39 NBC
29 New Britain/Hartford, CT WVIT 35 30 NBC

External Sites