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List of American television networks

American analog over-the-air television channels are numbered 2 through 69, and occupy the following frequencies:

See list of local television stations in North and Central America.

Table of contents
1 American commercial over-the-air television networks
2 American non-commercial television networks
3 Extinct American television networks

American commercial over-the-air television networks

National networks try, when possible, to own the same "channel space" in all cities where they broadcast. CBS lays claim to "channel 2", NBC has "channel 4", and ABC has "channel 7".

The WB, UPN and PAX are sometimes called "netlets" because they do not currently have the affiliate reach of the larger networks.

Nicknames of major American networks are as follows:

American non-commercial television networks

Extinct American television networks

See also: Lists of television channels