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CNBC is an American pay television business news channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, with both being ultimately owned by Comcast. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, the network primarily carries business day coverage of U.S. and international financial markets. Following the end of the business day and on non-trading days, CNBC primarily carries financial and business-themed documentaries and reality shows.

CNBC was originally established on April 17, 1989 as a joint venture between NBC and Cablevision as the Consumer News and Business Channel. Two years later, in 1991, the network acquired its main competitor, the Financial News Network, a move which expanded both its distribution and its workforce. Cablevision subsequently sold its stake to NBC, giving NBC sole ownership. As of February 2015, CNBC is available to approximately 93,623,000 pay television households (80.4% of households with television) in the United States. In 2007, the network was ranked as the 19th most valuable cable channel in the United States, worth roughly $4 billion.

Programming cnbc

CNBC provides a variety of programs throughout the business day. Live programming is broadcast on weekdays from 5:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and provides reports on U.S. businesses, updates of stock market indices and commodities prices, interviews with CEOs and business leaders, and commentary from many investment professionals. The following is the usual weekday «business day» (term used by CNBC hosts and announcers) lineup (as of October 2020, all times Eastern):

  • The Kudlow Report set in 2011
  • Worldwide Exchange: Brian Sullivan
  • Squawk Box: Joe Kernen, Rebecca Quick, and Andrew Ross Sorkin
  • Squawk on the Street: Carl Quintanilla, David Faber, Jim Cramer, and Morgan Brennan
  • Squawk Alley: Carl Quintanilla and Jon Fortt
  • Fast Money Halftime Report: Scott Wapner
  • The Exchange: Kelly Evans
  • Power Lunch: Melissa Lee, Tyler Mathisen, and Kelly Evans
  • Closing Bell: Sara Eisen and Wilfred Frost
  • Fast Money: Melissa Lee (host), Pete Najarian, Guy Adami, Tim Seymour, and Karen Finerman (panelists)
  • Options Action: Melissa Lee (host), seen on Fridays only
  • Mad Money: Jim Cramer
  • The News with Shepard Smith: Shepard Smith
  • CNBC Prime