The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory TV Programs
Ultimate List
336  reranks 195,919 votes 8,610 voters 215,799 views more info

The Best TV Shows of Recent Memory

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

This best TV show list represents the combined opinions of thousands of TV fans. Anyone can vote on this list of the best TV shows of recent memory, making this list a truly trustworthy way to find the best TV show. You can even add your own list to these TV show rankings.

What are the best TV shows of recent memory? Whether you're looking for the best TV shows to add to your Netflix queue or you just want to share your picks for the best TV series of the last few decades, this is the place to tune in to the tastes of TV fans around the world.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 336 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 1877
    Down 1480

    most listed 1989

    open report item
  2. 2
    Up 1734
    Down 1432

    1994

    open report item
  3. 3
    Up 1698
    Down 1409

    1989

    open report item
  4. 4
    Up 1872
    Down 1278

    2008

    open report item
  5. 5
    Up 1765
    Down 1080

    ranked low on reranks 2007

    open report item
  6. 6
    Up 1467
    Down 834

    2011

    open report item
  7. 7
    Up 1510
    Down 1469

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

    open report item
  8. 8
    Up 1531
    Down 1316

    2006

    open report item
  9. 9
    Up 1722
    Down 922

    ranked low on reranks 1997

    open report item
  10. 10
    Up 1495
    Down 1335

    1997

    open report item
  11. 11
    Up 1336
    Down 952

    2004

    open report item
  12. 12
    Up 1183
    Down 971

    1999

    open report item
  13. 13
    Up 1182
    Down 916

    1993

    open report item
  14. 14
    Up 1385
    Down 1260

    1999

    open report item
  15. 15
    Up 1231
    Down 1275

    2005

    open report item
  16. 16
    Up 1331
    Down 1135

    2003

    open report item
  17. 17
    Up 1173
    Down 711

    ranked low on reranks 2010

    open report item
  18. 18
    Up 1366
    Down 1092

    2005

    open report item
  19. 19
    Up 1197
    Down 1037

    2009

    open report item
  20. 20
    Up 998
    Down 852

    1998

    open report item
  21. 21
    Up 1083
    Down 1094

    1996

    open report item
  22. 22
    Up 887
    Down 621

    1987

    open report item
  23. 23
    Up 980
    Down 913

    2001

    open report item
  24. 24
    Up 882
    Down 923

    the people's #1 2002

    open report item
  25. 25
    Up 1008
    Down 860

    2002

    open report item
  26. 26
    Up 773
    Down 949

    often listed 2007

    open report item
  27. 27
    Up 957
    Down 847

    1999

    open report item
  28. 28
    Up 744
    Down 730

    1963

    open report item
  29. 29
    Up 736
    Down 579

    1982

    open report item
  30. 30
    Up 765
    Down 547

    2001

    open report item
  31. 31
    Up 724
    Down 717

    1987

    open report item
  32. 32
    Up 833
    Down 710

    1990

    open report item
  33. 33
    Up 725
    Down 756

    1975

    open report item
  34. 34
    Up 512
    Down 414

    2010

    open report item
  35. 35
    Up 733
    Down 894

    2006

    open report item
  36. 36
    Up 651
    Down 809

    2004

    open report item
  37. 37
    Up 469
    Down 421

    2003

    open report item
  38. 38
    Up 627
    Down 729

    2008

    open report item
  39. 39
    Up 661
    Down 747

    2005

    open report item
  40. 40
    Up 650
    Down 566

    ranked low on reranks 2000

    open report item
  41. 41
    Up 549
    Down 633

    2005

    open report item
  42. 42
    Up 581
    Down 701

    2005

    open report item
  43. 43
    Up 611
    Down 580

    added by Kym Parks 1993

    open report item
  44. 44
    Up 430
    Down 552

    2001

    open report item
  45. 45
    Up 469
    Down 556

    2002

    open report item
  46. 46
    Up 573
    Down 676

    2009

    open report item
  47. 47
    Up 545
    Down 633

    2001

    open report item
  48. 48
    Up 492
    Down 601

    2000

    open report item
  49. 49
    Up 449
    Down 460

    1990

    open report item
  50. 50
    Up 478
    Down 796

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2008

    open report item
  51. 297 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 56 MORE

items 1 - 50 of 296

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists