The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network that started in 1926 as a radio company. NBC started airing Its first television programs in 1944. NBC is owned by Comcast, and was previously owned by General Electric and Universal Studios.[1] NBC owns the cable news channels CNBC and MSNBC.

National Broadcasting Company
Owned by NBCUniversal
Country United States
Language English
Headquarters Comcast Building, Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan, New York City
The NBC logo on a building in Chicago.

It is nicknamed "The Peacock Network" because of the animal in its logo.

Logo of NBC used until 2013

The network is famous for its three-note chimes, and NBC Sunday Night Football, which is the most watched TV series after American Idol. Some famous NBC shows are Saturday Night Live, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Law and Order, 30 Rock, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Will and Grace, Meet the Press, and Today.

NBC Television Shows

Logo of NBC used from 2013 until 2022


WHO-TV Des Moines, Iowa

WNBC New York City, New York

KNBC Los Angeles, California

NBC Media


  1. Peers, Martin; Jannarone, John; Linebaugh, Kate (2013-02-13). "Comcast Buys Rest of NBC's Parent" (in en-US). Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660 . https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324880504578300432831438770. Retrieved 2019-01-22. 
Prototype Version Of The Logo. (Used From Puerto Rico.)

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