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CBS is one of the best broadcast TV networks in the United States. It has been offering some of the most highly ranked shows for decades on end now, and is home to an array of programming including comedy, drama, action, and more. Founded in 1927, CBS started off as a radio network in Chicago until in 2017 the radio division was sold off to Entercom. From 1955 to 1976 CBS dominated television in the U.S., until it got bumped off from the top ranking by ABC.

Fast forward to 2020, CBS was the leading ad-supported network with 5.6 million average viewers throughout the year, while NBC and ABC both trailed behind. The “Eye Network” is currently operated by the CBS Entertainment Group of ViacomCBS, and looks all set to win the title of “America’s Most Watched Network” for yet another year.

CBS programming has been leading popular genres since 2020 to date with all-time favorite drama series like The Equalizer, The Blue Bloods, NCIS & FBI, and news programs such as 60 Minutes. It is also renowned for some of the freshest takes on comedy with United States of AL and more. It’s no wonder TV watching families across the U.S. want access to CBS programming.

Cox Communications: Watch CBS with Contour TV

We presume you’re here because you just signed up for a Cox deal, but can’t find CBS on Contour TV. If this is the case, we have got you covered. Don’t think you are missing America’s favorite network in the Cox channel lineup. Because no matter which Cox bundle you choose for yourself, and where you are located, with Contour TV you can enjoy the full range of CBS programming.

But before you go ahead and look for the channel number for CBS on Cox, here are some tips to enhance your experience of Contour TV. Any new interface can take its own sweet time to sink in, but once you are done exploring the full potential of the Contour TV service, you’ll be able to better appreciate the new-age Cable experience.

  • The on-screen program guide does not let you miss a thing with its many ways to search and filter content as per your unique needs. You can even get movies and TV shows recommendations as Contour TV learns what type of content you like to watch. Enjoy discovering new favorites with ease because you can surf live TV, On Demand, streaming apps and DVR recordings all in one place.
  • Easy-to-use voice remote can search across all entertainment options available to you via verbal commands. Get comfortable with it quick, and start browsing effortlessly.
  • Make the most out of the Starter DVR which came included with your recent Contour subscription for a year. You can record up to 50 HD hours.
  • Experience on-the-go entertainment with Contour TV app. If you have not already downloaded it, do so. You’ll also need to have your Cox username and password for your account in order to watch. So, create one and get going! 
  • And, don’t forget to look through the apps that come included with the Contour TV service. Others like Netflix and Prime Video will require you to have a separate subscription.

What Channel is CBS on Cox Cable?

It can be quite frustrating to look for the CBS channel number when you are about to catch up on your favorite show. While you can easily access your go-to-networks with the help of the Cox Smart Program Guide, as we said earlier getting a hang of new digital interface can be time-consuming and exhausting at the same time, if you are not tech-savvy.

Plus, channel numbers don’t only vary from one cable TV provider to another, but change with your region. So here is a list of channel numbers for CBS on Cox Cable in major markets across the provider’s service footprint. If you do not see your hometown listed, click here, select your state and city, and get the number for CBS on Cox Contour TV.



CBS Channel Number

Phoenix, AZ


Tucson, AZ


Fort Smith, AR


Fayetteville, AR


San Diego, CA


Santa Barbra, CA


Bolton, CT


East Hartford, CT


Fort Walton Beach, FL

4 & 5

Gainesville, FL


Byron, GA


Centerville, GA


Bellevue ID


Hailey, ID


Carter Lake, IA


Crescent, IA


Arkansas City, KS


Wichita, KS


New Orleans, LA


Baton Rouge, LA


Holland, MA


Millville, MA


Waterloo, NE


Omaha, NE


Boulder City, NV


Las Vegas, NV


Knotts Island, NC


North Royalton, OH


Cleveland, OH


Oklahoma City, OK


Tulsa, OK


Bristol, RI


East Providence, RI


Virginia Beach, VA


Fairfax, VA


Ready to Stream Your CBS Favorites with Cox Cable?

CBS is the most popular choice for a reason. Procedural law dramas, comedy sitcoms, docuseries, Reality TV, Specials, Awards shows, Talk shows, Game shows, Late Night shows, news and information, sports and more. You can enjoy CBS programing across these popular genres in many new ways with Cox. Here is a list of some of the classic favorites that you can find on the channel and some timeless shows that never gro old:

Reality Shows




Talk & News Shows

  • Come Dance with me
  • The Activist
  • Kids Say The Darndest Things
  • The Amazing Race
  • Survivor
  • Undercover Boss
  • Love Island
  • Big Brother
  • Secret Celebrity Renovation
  • The Neighborhood
  • The Unicorn
  • Bob Hearts Abishola
  • Young Sheldon
  • Mom
  • Ghosts
  • B Postive
  • One Day At A Time
  • Smallwood
  • United States Of AL



  • NCIS
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • NCIS: Hawaii
  • Blue Bloods
  • MacGyver
  • FBI
  • FBI: International
  • FBI: Most Wanted
  • SEAL Team
  • S.W.A.T.
  • Good Sam
  • The Equalizer
  • Clarice


  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • 60 Minutes
  • 48 Hours
  • Face the Nation
  • CBS This Morning
  • CBS This Morning: Saturday
  • The Late Show with James Corden
  • CBS Evening News
  • CBS Sunday Mornings


The Endnote

CBS has, without a doubt, captivated its audience for a long time. The network makes sure political drama, sports, and comedy fans are well-catered. It has been an everyday go-to network in American homes for generations now. Thanks to its enticing mix of entertainment, sports and news programming. But, if you are a die-hard sports fan who must have access to the CBS Sports Network as well, you must be subscribed to the Cox Ultimate lineup or a Cox Sports Pack add-on.

The good part is Cox encourages you to customize your Cox bundle the way you want it. You can not only build it, but fine tune it with add-ons in line with your liking and budget anytime. Cox gives subscribers plenty of choice and the room to play around.

For an upgrade or add-on subscription to CBS Sports Network, call at 1-855-349-9316 and speak to a Cox Customer Service representative.

For Spanish users, check out the Cox Servicio al Cliente or dial +1-844-520-8979.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What channel is CBS on Cox Omaha, Nebraska?

You can tune into channel 5 for CBS on Cox in Omaha, NE.

What channel is CBS on Cox Phoenix, Arizona?

You can tune into channel 5 for CBS on Cox in Phoenix, AZ.