List of television stations in the San Francisco Bay Area

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The San Francisco Bay Area is currently defined by Nielsen Media Research as the sixth-largest television market in the United States,[1] with all of the major U.S. television networks having affiliates serving the region. All but one of the major U.S. television networks are directly owned by the networks; the one exception is MyNetworkTV affiliate KRON-TV, which is owned by Nexstar Media Group.

Television stations that primarily serve the San Francisco Bay Area include:[2]

Asterisk (*) indicates channel is a network owned-and-operated station.

KBKF-LD additionally transmits with an experimental analog FM radio subcarrier that is accessible at 87.7 MHz.[3]

Defunct stations[edit]

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  1. ^ "2021 Designated Market Area Rankings". MediaTracks Communications. November 19, 2020.
  2. ^ "Station Index – San Francisco – Oakland – San Jose". Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Re: Request for Special Temporary Authority: KBKF-LD, San Jose, CA" (correspondence from Barbara A. Kreisman, Chief, Video Division, Media Bureau), June 10, 2021 (