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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 1927
    Down 1536

    most listed 1989

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  2. 2
    Up 1811
    Down 1470

    1994

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  3. 3
    Up 1742
    Down 1452

    1989

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  4. 4
    Up 1937
    Down 1343

    2008

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  5. 5
    Up 1541
    Down 855

    2011

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  6. 6
    Up 1550
    Down 1506

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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  7. 7
    Up 1822
    Down 1118

    ranked low on reranks 2007

    open
  8. 8
    Up 1563
    Down 1364

    2006

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  9. 9
    Up 1791
    Down 956

    ranked low on reranks 1997

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  10. 10
    Up 1536
    Down 1365

    1997

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  11. 11
    Up 1373
    Down 994

    2004

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  12. 12
    Up 1211
    Down 995

    1999

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  13. 13
    Up 1419
    Down 1288

    1999

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  14. 14
    Up 1206
    Down 956

    1993

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  15. 15
    Up 1266
    Down 1306

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2005

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  16. 16
    Up 1355
    Down 1167

    2003

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  17. 17
    Up 1214
    Down 762

    ranked low on reranks 2010

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  18. 18
    Up 1407
    Down 1123

    2005

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  19. 19
    Up 1231
    Down 1062

    2009

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  20. 20
    Up 1024
    Down 874

    1998

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  21. 21
    Up 1099
    Down 1117

    1996

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  22. 22
    Up 912
    Down 647

    1987

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  23. 23
    Up 903
    Down 942

    the people's #1 2002

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  24. 24
    Up 1004
    Down 934

    2001

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  25. 25
    Up 1027
    Down 887

    2002

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  26. 26
    Up 801
    Down 965

    often listed 2007

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  27. 27
    Up 974
    Down 870

    1999

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  28. 28
    Up 773
    Down 750

    1963

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  29. 29
    Up 757
    Down 598

    1982

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  30. 30
    Up 785
    Down 564

    2001

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  31. 31
    Up 749
    Down 776

    1975

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  32. 32
    Up 862
    Down 728

    1990

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  33. 33
    Up 744
    Down 738

    1987

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  34. 34
    Up 547
    Down 440

    2010

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  35. 35
    Up 748
    Down 918

    2006

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  36. 36
    Up 665
    Down 830

    2004

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  37. 37
    Up 492
    Down 439

    2003

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  38. 38
    Up 681
    Down 767

    2005

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  39. 39
    Up 639
    Down 753

    2008

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  40. 40
    Up 575
    Down 663

    2005

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  41. 41
    Up 671
    Down 588

    ranked low on reranks 2000

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  42. 42
    Up 633
    Down 599

    added by Kym Parks 1993

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  43. 43
    Up 591
    Down 724

    2005

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  44. 44
    Up 442
    Down 574

    2001

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  45. 45
    Up 484
    Down 576

    2002

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  46. 46
    Up 588
    Down 697

    2009

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  47. 47
    Up 562
    Down 662

    2001

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  48. 48
    Up 464
    Down 477

    1990

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  49. 49
    Up 504
    Down 618

    2000

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  50. 50
    Up 493
    Down 831

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2008

    open
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