What Channel Is NBC?

by Mark Chen | Updated 7/5/23

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The NBC channel number on your TV will vary depending on your service provider and where you live.

There hasn’t been a good way to find the right channel number for NBC, so we’ve created lists and guides where you can find the channel on service providers like Dish and Xfinity.

We certainly hope our research helps so take a look below to find your channel.

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NBC DirecTV Channel Number

NBC is on Channel 392 on DirecTV.  There’s usually a lowered numbered channel as well.

Unfortunately, the first lowered numbered channel where you can watch NBC is on different channel numbers on Directv depending on where you live.

For instance, NBC is on Channel 4 in Los Angeles but on Channel 11 in San Francisco.

Fortunately, there’s always Channel 392 as an option for Directv customers if you don’t want to find the lowered numbered channel.

The lowered number channel is usually one of the first channels on your TV guide.

If it’s helpful, we researched the channel numbers for NBC in the top cities that DIRECTV operates in and made this table for you.


Birmingham13, 392Baltimore11, 392
Little Rock4, 392Detroit4, 392
Yuma11, 392Minneapolis11, 392
Phoenix12, 392St. Louis5, 392
Los Angeles4, 392Charlotte36, 392
San Francisco11, 392Omaha6, 392
Bakersfield17, 392Albuquerque4, 392
San Diego39, 392Las Vegas3, 392
Fresno24, 392New York4, 392
Sacramento3, 392Columbus4, 392
Denver9, 392Oklahoma City4, 392
Colorado Springs5, 392Portland8, 392
Washington DC4, 392Philadelphia10, 392
Jacksonville12, 392Nashville4, 392
Fort Worth5, 392Memphis5, 392
Miami6, 392El Paso9, 392
Tampa8, 392Houston2, 392
Orlando2, 392Brownsville23, 392
Atlanta11, 392Dallas5, 392
Honolulu13, 392San Antonio4, 392
Chicago5, 392Austin36, 392
Kansas City41, 392Norfolk10, 392
Louisville3, 13, 392Seattle5, 392
New Orleans6, 392Boston10, 392

What Channel Is NBC On Dish

Dish hasn’t made it as easy to find NBC’s channel number as DirecTV has for their customers.

Right now, Dish is like cable providers like Optimum and Comcast where broadcast channels are on different locations depending on where you live.

There’s even some places where you have 3 channels where you can watch NBC on Dish.

Geography doesn’t help you much because if you look at cities that are close like Dallas and El Paso, there’s different channel numbers – 5 and 9 respectively.

Thankfully, the NBC Channel is usually on a lowered number channel on Dish.

We can help you find the channel if you take a look at our table below of cities and channels where you can watch NBC on Dish Network.

Dish NBC Channels

Bakersfield17New Orleans8
Los Angeles4Detroit4
Sacramento3Las VegasNot Available
San Diego39New York4
San Francisco11Philadelphia10
Colorado Springs5Memphis5
Washington DC4Austin36
Fort Worth5Brownsville23
Miami6El Paso9
Tampa8, 5152, 8692San Antonio4
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Spectrum NBC Channel Guide

Spectrum customers need to look hard for the NBC Channel on Spectrum because it’s on different channels depending on which part of the country that you live in.

Sometimes there’s even multiple channels and channel numbers will be different even if you’re in the same state.

There’s no strong pattern in terms of what channel NBC will be on Spectrum so it’s best to just look at our list below to find the channels you can watch in your city.

One small blessing is that NBC is usually one of the first channels that you’ll encounter on your channel guide.

NBC Spectrum Channel List

Los Angeles4, 1203San Diego7, 1203
Anaheim4Long Beach4, 704
Reno4, 784Corpus Christi7, 1203
San Antonio3, 1203Austin4, 1203
El Paso10, 1203Dallas5, 780
Birmingham8, 1008Montgomery11, 711
Lexington8, 906Louisville6, 906
Charlotte6, 1203Durham3, 1209
Raleigh3, 1209Indianapolis12, 1012
Indianapolis12, 1012Milwaukee2
Kansas City13Columbus906
Cincinnati5Cleveland3, 1003
New York4, 1203Albany13, 1203
Buffalo2, 1203

Where Can You Watch NBC On Xfinity

Xfinity has placed the NBC Channel in different locations depending on your zip code.

We’ve noticed that there’s always more than one channel where you can watch NBC on Comcast.

It’s usually a lowered-numbered channel and a higher-numbered channel.  The reason for the higher numbered channel is for an HD feed.

That’s not super relevant if you’ve upgraded your cable box over the last 5 years.

It’s annoying that there are some places where there’s 4 NBC channels spread across channels 2 to 1005.

At least as a broadcast channel, NBC is usually one of the first channels you’ll see when you start your remote.

Not all channels have that luxury.

To get help finding the right channel for NBC on Comcast, just look at our list below.


Seattle5, 105Miami6, 432
Spokane6, 106Fort Lauderdale6, 432
Tacoma5, 105Atlanta6, 806
Vancouver8, 708Memphis5, 805, 1005
Portland8, 708Nashville4, 1004
Salem8, 708Chicago5, 188
Eugene3, 703Indianapolis12, 1013
Salt Lake City5, 653, 1005Fort Wayne19
Provo5, 653Detroit14, 232, 1004
Denver9, 653Washington24, 804
Colorado Springs2, 5, 705, 1005Baltimore21, 211, 811
Boulder9, 653, 1009Philadelphia10, 810
Saint Paul11, 811Pittsburgh6, 190, 806
Minneapolis11, 811San Jose3, 24, 703
Albuquerque4, 211San Francisco3, 703
Tallahassee12, 432Fresno704
Jacksonville11, 432Sacramento3, 703
Orlando3, 432Oakland3, 703
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About the author

Mark Chen is the founder and CEO of BillSmart. As a 7-year veteran of the bill negotiation space, he's saved Americans $25mm+ on their phone and cable bills. In his free time, he enjoys watching shows on TV like Yellowstone and college football.