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The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory

List Criteria: Only series that have been on the air in the last 20 years

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  1. 1
    Up 1920
    Down 1529

    most listed 1989

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  2. 2
    Up 1802
    Down 1463

    1994

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  3. 3
    Up 1736
    Down 1445

    1989

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  4. 4
    Up 1930
    Down 1336

    2008

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  5. 5
    Up 1533
    Down 851

    2011

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  6. 6
    Up 1547
    Down 1501

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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  7. 7
    Up 1819
    Down 1112

    ranked low on reranks 2007

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  8. 8
    Up 1561
    Down 1360

    2006

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  9. 9
    Up 1786
    Down 950

    ranked low on reranks 1997

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  10. 10
    Up 1532
    Down 1361

    1997

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  11. 11
    Up 1367
    Down 989

    2004

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  12. 12
    Up 1209
    Down 992

    1999

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  13. 13
    Up 1417
    Down 1285

    1999

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  14. 14
    Up 1204
    Down 949

    1993

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  15. 15
    Up 1264
    Down 1304

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2005

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  16. 16
    Up 1352
    Down 1162

    2003

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  17. 17
    Up 1209
    Down 757

    ranked low on reranks 2010

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  18. 18
    Up 1402
    Down 1119

    2005

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  19. 19
    Up 1227
    Down 1058

    2009

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  20. 20
    Up 1022
    Down 871

    1998

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  21. 21
    Up 1099
    Down 1114

    1996

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  22. 22
    Up 910
    Down 644

    1987

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  23. 23
    Up 899
    Down 940

    the people's #1 2002

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  24. 24
    Up 1000
    Down 932

    2001

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  25. 25
    Up 1025
    Down 884

    2002

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  26. 26
    Up 800
    Down 961

    often listed 2007

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  27. 27
    Up 973
    Down 868

    1999

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  28. 28
    Up 770
    Down 747

    1963

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  29. 29
    Up 755
    Down 596

    1982

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  30. 30
    Up 782
    Down 562

    2001

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  31. 31
    Up 747
    Down 773

    1975

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  32. 32
    Up 859
    Down 726

    1990

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  33. 33
    Up 744
    Down 735

    1987

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  34. 34
    Up 541
    Down 436

    2010

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  35. 35
    Up 748
    Down 914

    2006

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  36. 36
    Up 664
    Down 828

    2004

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  37. 37
    Up 491
    Down 437

    2003

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  38. 38
    Up 680
    Down 764

    2005

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  39. 39
    Up 639
    Down 747

    2008

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  40. 40
    Up 571
    Down 660

    2005

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  41. 41
    Up 668
    Down 585

    ranked low on reranks 2000

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  42. 42
    Up 631
    Down 597

    added by Kym Parks 1993

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  43. 43
    Up 442
    Down 570

    2001

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  44. 44
    Up 591
    Down 721

    2005

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  45. 45
    Up 587
    Down 694

    2009

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  46. 46
    Up 483
    Down 574

    2002

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  47. 47
    Up 560
    Down 657

    2001

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  48. 48
    Up 463
    Down 474

    1990

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  49. 49
    Up 504
    Down 615

    2000

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  50. 50
    Up 493
    Down 825

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2008

    open
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