Big Three (American television)

In the United States, there are three major traditional commercial broadcast television networks — NBC (the National Broadcasting Company), CBS (formerly the Columbia Broadcasting System), and ABC (the American Broadcasting Company) — that due to their longevity and ratings success are referred to as the "Big Three." They dominated American television until the 1990s[1] (especially during the network era of the late 1950s to mid-1980s) and are still considered major U.S. broadcast companies.

The "Big Three" major United States broadcast networks: NBC, CBS, and ABC, arranged in order by the year each network began regular television broadcasting in the U.S.

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