What Channel Is the USA Network on Spectrum? (2023 Update)

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What Channel Is the USA Network on Spectrum? (2023 Update)

If you’re a Spectrum cable subscriber trying to watch something on the USA Network, you need to know where to look. Frustratingly, the exact channel number will vary quite drastically depending on where you are located in the United States. There is no one single channel number for all Spectrum users to rely on from coast to coast. Consult the table below to find your nearest major city, then pinpoint the USA channel from there.

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USA Channel Guide

City and StateUSA Channel on Spectrum
Albany, NY28
Anaheim, CA67
Austin, TX66
Bakersfield, CA34
Birmingham, AL25
Buffalo, NY55
Charlotte, NC28
Cincinnati, OH33
Cleveland, OH60
Columbus, OH5
Corpus Christi, TX47
Dallas, TX61
El Paso, TX38
Indianapolis, IN39
Kansas City, MO39
Lexington, KY26
Long Beach, CA60
Los Angeles, CA58
Louisville, KY33
Milwaukee, WI34
Montgomery, AL23
New York, NY16
Raleigh, NC25
Reno, NV56
San Antonio, TX31
San Diego, CA34
St. Louis, MO28

The History of the USA Network

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NBCUniversal presides over the USA Network, Bravo, E!, Syfy, and several other channels.

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The USA Network originated in 1977 under a very different name: the Madison Square Garden Sports Network. The network’s original intent was exactly what you might presume based on a highly specific name like that. It focused on airing live sports events and programs centered around Madison Square Garden in New York City. It wasn’t until 1980 that the channel rebranded to the USA Network name we know today.

As the ‘80s gave way to the ‘90s, the USA Network continued to evolve from a sports-centric channel to a broader, more generalized source of entertainment. Piece by piece, the USA Network became a place viewers could turn to for original programming, hit films, and syndicated TV shows from other networks. In the 2000s, USA gained even greater popularity with its hit originals Monk, Psych, and Burn Notice — the motivation behind its iconic slogan “Characters Welcome.”

Throughout the ‘10s, the USA Network slowly shifted away from original comedies and put an increased focus on original dramas instead. Mr. Robot was undoubtedly the most successful of the bunch, earning critical and commercial success as well as numerous major awards throughout its four-season run. Today, the USA Network has far fewer originals than in years past. Despite this, it remains a popular network and a key asset of the NBCUniversal brand.

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USA Network Programming

Still from 'Chucky' (2021- ) on USA Network.
New episodes of


air on both Syfy and USA Network.

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Programming on the USA Network looks a lot different today than it did even just a few years ago. Nevertheless, the channel continues to air an array of scripted and unscripted series, live sporting events, movies, and syndicated broadcasts. USA might be a little light on original shows compared to years past, but some stragglers remain within its programming blocks. Let’s take a look at what you might find on USA on an average day.


While USA’s slate of original scripted series was once expansive and thriving, it has now dwindled down to just one series: Chucky. A continuation of the popular horror-comedy film franchise, Chucky has aired on both USA and Syfy since 2021.

Despite Chucky‘s success, it remains to be seen if the USA Network can regain its former status as a home for great scripted shows. Many of USA’s most popular and critically acclaimed originals — The Sinner, Mr. Robot, Suits, Burn Notice, Psych, and more — have since ended or been canceled.


As far as unscripted series are concerned, USA still has plenty to offer. From documentary miniseries to reality shows, the channel’s weekly programming blocks include plenty of original unscripted content to choose from.

Miz & Mrs. is the longest-running (on the air since 2018). It’s a spin-off of Total Divas, which ran for years on sister network E! until its cancelation in 2019. Other popular unscripted originals include Temptation Island and Barmageddon.


As a sister station of NBC, the USA Network airs all kinds of sporting events throughout the year. Golf, college basketball, NASCAR, soccer, racing, WWE… no matter your favorite sport, its big games have probably aired on the station at some point.

The channel even gets Olympic games — both summer and winter editions. Every four years during the global competition, NBC allocates daytime events to USA while reserving primetime events for itself. The same goes for the World Figure Skating Championships, which also air on USA and NBC.


Occasionally, USA Network will play a contemporary blockbuster or two to fill a space amidst all its other programming. Recent examples include The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Olympus Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen, and Dolittle.


After unscripted originals and sporting events, syndicated broadcasts are the other most important part of the USA Network’s daily programming. From Law & Order: Special Victims Unit to NCIS and Chicago P.D. to Chicago Fire, the station is almost always playing some classic scripted crime drama in between other programming blocks throughout the day. The channel also syndicates the Tim Allen sitcom Last Man Standing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of shows play on the USA Network?

The USA Network plays a wide range of TV shows and movies. Some of the most popular varieties include scripted and unscripted original series, reality TV, live sporting events, recent blockbuster movies, and syndicated crime dramas.

Who owns USA Network?

The USA Network is part of the much larger NBCUniversal family of stations. This family is made up of more than half a dozen sister channels, including NBC, E!, Bravo, Syfy, and more. Some USA originals air simultaneously on these sister channels — like Chucky, for instance.

Does the USA Network create its own original series?

While the USA Network doesn’t have nearly as many originals as in years past, it still has a roster of exclusive programming — most of which are unscripted today. Mr. Robot, Suits, Burn Notice, Monk, and Psych are some of the most popular originals to come from the USA Network.

What happened to the Madison Square Garden Sports Network?

The USA Network began in 1977 under the name Madison Square Garden Sports Network. As its name suggests, the channel focused exclusively on live sports and other events taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York. However, it changed its name to USA Network in 1980 — a name it still uses over 40 years later.

Do they still make new episodes of Psych?

The USA Network’s hit crime-comedy Psych went off the air in 2014 after eight successful seasons and 120 episodes. While USA no longer makes new episodes of the series, it has produced a trilogy of TV movies in the years since the series finale. This trilogy consists of Psych: The Movie in 2017, Psych 2: Lassie Come Home in 2020, and Psych 3: This Is Gus in 2021.

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