100 Universal City Plaza, Bldg 2120
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 840 4444
NBC Studios Location Map:
Map link: NBC Studios
NBC Studios Bio:
NBC (National Broadcasting Company) was founded in 1926 as a radio network by RCA, GE, and Westinghouse Electric corp. The network started with 24 stations on November 15th.
In 1939 NBC with the engineers of RCA became the first network to introduce regular television with its inaugural telecast of the opening day ceremonies at New York's Worlds Fair of 1939. In the early 1950's NBC accounted for only 1/4 of RCA's profit. By the mid-1980s NBC generated 43% of RCA's $570 million in earnings.
General Electric purchased RCA, and with it NBC, in 1985 for $6.3 billion. General Electric sold the NBC Radio Network in 1988 to Westwood One. In 2004, NBC acquired Universal Studios and is now called NBC Universal.
Currently some of there hit shows are Law and Order, The Apprentice, Joey, Third Watch, ER, Will & Grace, Las Vegas, and Fear Factor. There are a number of live taping as well, like Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, etc. Go to the main NBC page and click onto the show you are interested in seeing and it will direct you on how to get audience tickets.