Includes 10 NBC television stations within the United States, 16 Telemundo stations, and one independent Spanish-language channel. These channels cover almost 1/3 of US households and generate $1.5 billion in advertisement revenue.
NBC is responsible for the production of programs including 'the Miss Universe Pageant', 'The Office', 'ER', 'Law & Order', 'Scrubs', 'Friday Night Lights', 'Deal or No Deal', and 'Day of Our Lives'. NBC also provides Olympics coverage, NBC News, and NBC Weather.
Concentrates on the distribution of NBC material through other means of technology such as the internet. In 2006, NBC acquired iVillage, a website ranked to be the greatest visited sight by women.
Creates and distributes theatrical and non-theatrical films on a global scale. Box-office successes include 'King Kong', 'Brokeback Mountain', 'Ray', 'A Beautiful Mind', 'The Pianist', and 'Lost in Translation'.
In charge of transferring productions into home-catered products such as DVDs.
NBC Universal fully owns Universal Studios Hollywood, and partly owns Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Japan, and Universal Mediterranea.
NBC's main competitors on TV services include CBS Corporation, Fox Entertainment Group, and ABC (Owned by the Walt Disney Corporation). The viewer ranking of individual networks for the week between April 30 2007 and May 6 2007:
2) American Idol Tues - FOX - 26.73
3) Grey's Anatomy Thu - ABC - 21.23
4) House Tues - FOX - 21.12
5) CSI - CBS - 19.02
10)Without a Trace - CBS - 14.71
20)Deal or No Deal Mon- NBC - 12.09
The ranking above is an accurate representation of the average number of viewers per network. NBC ranks fourth behind all its main competitors.
NBC's major exposure on the internet comes from ivillage, which NBC acquired for $600 million. In regards to women-oriented websites, ivillage has successfully held the top spot though it has experienced a decline in visitors in comparison to 2005.