How many cable television companies are there in the U.S.? August 3, 2020October 27, 2011 by Pamela Landy As of 1990, there were about 9,000 cable television companies in the U.S. Related Answers How many cable networks does Ted Turner own? What three companies merged to form MetroGoldwyn-Mayer? Who were the original hosts of the cable news show “Crossfire” on CNN? In cable TV language, what is a dedicated channel? How many channels did the average television get in the 1950s and in the 1980s? When was color television invented?