NBC Tower, Chicago
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. 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.

Programs

Live-action series

  • NBC News (April 30, 1939-August 4, 2013)
  • Days of Our Lives (September 26, 2005-present)
  • The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Last Call with Carson Daly
  • Saturday Night Live
  • 30 Rock
  • The Office
  • The Event (NBC Television Show)
  • Today
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Dateline NBC
  • Meet the Press

Animated series

  • A Town Called Panic
  • Cuccioli cerca Amici
  • Tweenies
  • Roswell Conspirances
  • Regular Show
  • Dark Oracle
  • Garage Club
  • Gravity Falls
  • Ricky Sprocket
  • Yin Yang Yo!
  • Super Pig
  • Adventure Time
  • SpongeBob Squarepants
  • My Life As A Teenage Robot
  • Jackie Chan Adventures
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Pac-Man and The Ghostly Adventures

2013-2014 broadcast season

  • The Blacklist (premiered September 23, 2013)
  • The Michael J. Fox Show (premiered September 26, 2013)
  • Ironside (premiered October 2, 2013)
  • Welcome to the Family (premiered October 3, 2013)
  • Sean Saves the World (premiered October 3, 2013)
  • Dracula (premieres October 25, 2013)
  • Crossbones
  • Crisis
  • Believe
  • About a Boy
  • The Family Guide
  • The Night Shift
  • Chicago PD
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (premiered February 24, 2014)
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • American Dream Builders
  • Food Fighters
  • Undateable
  • The Million Second Quiz

Former Programs

NBC Stations


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