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.
1) American Idol Wed - FOX - 28.75 Million Viewers
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.
In this industry, Universal Studios (NBC) competes with Columbia Pictures (Sony), Warner Bros. (Time Warner), Buena Vista (Disney), and 20th Century Fox (News Corporation).
Respective major films include:
Columbia: Spider Man, The Da Vinci Code, Hitch.
Warner Bros: Harry Potter, The Matrix , 300, Batman.
Buena Vista: Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo.
20th Century Fox: Star Wars, Night in the Museum, X-Men.
Universal Studios: Meet the Fockers, Bruce Almighty, The Mummy Returns.
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.