Xfinity Channel Numbers

by Mark Chen | Updated 1/5/23

On Xfinity, the channel numbers are different depending on which city you live in.  For example, in Chicago, the Paramount Channel is on Channel 53 while in Atlanta, the right channel is 78.

Things can get more confusing given that some channels have 3-4 duplicates that you might want to go to watch in HD or have sub-brands like Lifetime Movies and Lifetime Mysteries.

Unfortunately, Comcast doesn’t have a good guide on how to find the channels you want to watch on their TV.

If you look at their tool online, it’ll just tell you what channels are available in your area and try to get you to upgrade for $30 more a month.

We didn’t want people to miss a minute of their favorite shows so we made this guide on how to find the channel you’re looking for on Xfinity.

Hope this helps.

Comcast Channel Guide For Chicago & San Francisco

Comcast has 16.6mm subscribers and is available in about 40 states.  It was cobbled together from dozens of acquisitions over the decades.

This is one of the major reasons why it’s so hard to find the right channel numbers on your Xfinity TV when you move even when you have your favorite channels memorized.

Check out major channels in Chicago vs San Francisco on Comcast to see what we mean.

ChannelChicagoSan Francisco
ABC7, 1877, 707
AMC18, 17149, 798
BET61, 29570, 777
CBS2, 1895, 705
CMT146, 298788
CNN50, 21656, 759
CW26, 18312, 712, 1995
ESPN3, 173, 120538, 724
ESPN230, 203, 120639, 725
ESPNU253, 405420, 788
Fox News71, 26559, 760
Fox Sports 1237, 408408, 731
Freeform15, 19852, 768
FX56, 26736, 741
GAC484484
Golf Channel75, 19980, 749
Hallmark Channel131, 32166, 793
HGTV68, 17967, 746
Lifetime33, 22846, 795
National Geographic206, 273273, 757
NBC5, 1883, 703
NFL Network168, 169, 412417, 730
Paramount53, 29045, 743
TBS47, 21935, 735
TNT13, 20437, 737
Weather30, 27061, 776

Xfinity Channel Lineup

Currently, Comcast has 3 TV plan bundles: Limited/Basic/Choice TV, Popular TV, and Ultimate TV.

If you’re paying for Limited Basic, you’re basically paying what you would have gotten for free a couple of years back.  This lineup has major broadcast channels like NBC and CBS and exciting channels like CSPAN and QVC.

Popular TV is Xfinity’s basic cable bundle.  It has 125+ channels and channels like CNN and Food Network but won’t have more specialized channels like ESPNU and FXX.

The highest tier of Comcast TV is Ultimate TV which has 185+ channels.

Xfinity doesn’t specify exactly how many channels they have because they’re increasingly getting into contract disputes with cable channels and channels in your lineup go dark.

It’s unfortunate that they’re making their customers pay more for less or for missing channels.

xfinity channel list 2023

Xfinity Channel List

Below find the list of the big cable channel numbers that you can watch on Xfinity broken out by category.  Some of the big ones are broad channels, entertainment channels, kids channels, sports channels, lifestyle channels, and news channels.

Click on the channel you’re trying to find to find the right one.

Broadcast Channels
ABC
CBS Network
NBC Network
FOX
CW Network
PBS

Entertainment Channels
TBS Network
TNT
Paramount Network
Yellowstone Channel
USA
FX Network
SYFY
AMC Network
BBC America
MeTV
IFC
TCM
TruTV
Hallmark Channel
TV Land

Kids Channels
Nickelodeon
Disney Channel
Cartoon Network

Sports Channels
CBS Sports Network
Fox Sports 1 (FS1)
ESPN Channel
ESPN2
ESPNU
Golf Channel
NFL Network
NBA TV

Lifestyle
A&E
Bravo
MTV
Freeform
BET Network
VH1
OWN
Food Network
HGTV
TLC
Lifetime Channel
HLN
Documentary
History
National Geographic Channel
Discovery
Weather Channel
Vice
Oxygen
Telemundo
Univision
Comedy Central
Cspan
CMT Channel
FYI
Great American Family Channel (GAC)

News Channels
CNN
Fox News Channel
Fox Business
MSNBC
CNBC
Bloomberg
BBC World News

Xfinity Channel Lineup By City

Comcast has gained such a bad reputation over the years that it created a brand called Xfinity so it could be looked at more favorably by its customers.

It hasn’t really worked because they keep doing the same thing.

We’ve found a map of all the areas that Spectrum operates in.

numbers of channels on xfinity

There’s a list of cities where we’ve done the research on what the numbers of the most popular channels on Xfinity are.  There are over 50+!

List of Spectrum Cities
San Jose
San Francisco
Fresno
Sacramento
Oakland
Stockton
Tallahassee
Jacksonville
Orlando
Miami
Fort Lauderdale
Washington DC
Atlanta
Savannah
Augusta
Chicago
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Charleston
Memphis
Nashville
Knoxville
Chattanooga
Salt Lake City
Provo
Richmond
Alexandria

Seattle
Spokane
Tacoma
Vancouver
Denver
Colorado Springs
Boulder
Indianapolis
Fort Wayne
Shreveport
Baltimore
Detroit
Grand Rapids
Saint Paul
Minneapolis
Albuquerque
Santa Fe
Las Cruces
Portland
Salem
Eugene
Little Rock
Tucson

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