The Greatest TV Shows of All-Time TV Programs
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The Greatest TV Shows of All-Time

Choosing the greatest TV shows of all time means taking into account the best TV dramas, the best TV comedies, the best cartoons, and even the best TV miniseries to try and come up with a list that answers the question of "what is the best TV show ever?" If you're a fan of reality television - spoiler alert - it's not one of those shows. However, if you're looking for the top TV comedy series and the top TV dramas to fill the top slots on the list, you won't be disappointed. In addition to new favorites like Lost, classic TV sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld also fare well in the quest to answer the burning question of what are the top television shows ever.

Newer shows are currently dominating the top television shows list, but classic television shows like M*A*S*H and Star Trek are hot as well, and it's up to you to vote for your favorite TV show of all time to get it closer to the top of the list of the greatest television shows of all-time. If your choice for the best TV series ever isn't on the list yet, make sure to add it so others can share in the bright glow of what you consider to be the best television show ever.
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  1. 1
    Up 1399
    Down 945
    1966 More
    94
  2. 2
    Up 1141
    Down 930

    most listed
    The Simpsons

    1989 More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 1163
    Down 719
    1972 More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 1227
    Down 923
    2007 More
    91
  5. 5
    Up 1293
    Down 899
    1993 More
    90
  6. 6
    Up 1103
    Down 958

    the people's #1
    Game of Thrones

    2011 More
    90
  7. 7
    Up 1136
    Down 909
    1989 More
    88
  8. 8
    Up 1231
    Down 1035
    2008 More
    88
  9. 9
    Up 1177
    Down 555

    ranked low on reranks
    The Twilight Zone

    1959 More
    88
  10. 10
    Up 1147
    Down 906
    1994 More
    86
  11. 11
    Up 989
    Down 583

    ranked low on reranks
    Cheers

    1982 More
    84
  12. 12
    Up 935
    Down 718
    1987 More
    84
  13. 13
    Up 843
    Down 784

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Sopranos

    1999 More
    79
  14. 14
    Up 1013
    Down 659
    79
  15. 15
    Up 1071
    Down 768
    1997 More
    78
  16. 16
    Up 864
    Down 598
    1951 More
    78
  17. 17
    Up 762
    Down 578
    1971 More
    77
  18. 18
    Up 746
    Down 746

    often listed
    House

    2004 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 863
    Down 980

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Walking Dead

    2010 More
    77
  20. 20
    Up 754
    Down 651
    1975 More
    76
  21. 21
    Up 786
    Down 461
    1967 More
    76
  22. 22
    Up 748
    Down 503

    ranked low on reranks
    Happy Days

    1974 More
    75
  23. 23
    Up 684
    Down 502
    1960 More
    73
  24. 24
    Up 744
    Down 506
    1960 More
    73
  25. 25
    Up 745
    Down 550
    1987 More
    71
  26. 26
    Up 632
    Down 624
    1963 More
    71
  27. 27
    Up 605
    Down 493
    1964-09-18 More
    70
  28. 28
    Up 600
    Down 587
    1993 More
    70
  29. 29
    Up 694
    Down 756
    1997 More
    70
  30. 30
    Up 610
    Down 399
    1962 More
    70
  31. 31
    Up 661
    Down 877

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    69
  32. 32
    Up 624
    Down 729

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    69
  33. 33
    Up 558
    Down 464

    ranked low on reranks
    Taxi

    1978 More
    68
  34. 34
    Up 616
    Down 706

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Firefly

    2002 More
    68
  35. 35
    Up 599
    Down 459

    ranked low on reranks
    The Muppet Show

    1976 More
    67
  36. 36
    Up 615
    Down 431
    1955 More
    67
  37. 37
    Up 512
    Down 382
    1964 More
    66
  38. 38
    Up 628
    Down 761

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dexter

    2006 More
    66
  39. 39
    Up 533
    Down 497
    1984 More
    66
  40. 40
    Up 515
    Down 416
    1968 More
    65
  41. 41
    Up 630
    Down 502
    1964 More
    65
  42. 42
    Up 552
    Down 485
    1969 More
    65
  43. 43
    Up 272
    Down 275

    often listed
    ER

    1994 More
    64
  44. 44
    Up 522
    Down 447
    1961 More
    64
  45. 45
    Up 473
    Down 620

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Battlestar Galactica

    2004 More
    64
  46. 46
    Up 606
    Down 419
    1940 More
    64
  47. 47
    Up 505
    Down 404
    1955 More
    64
  48. 48
    Up 465
    Down 412
    1972 More
    63
  49. 49
    Up 368
    Down 333
    1990 More
    63
  50. 50
    Up 414
    Down 422
    1970 More
    63
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