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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 1912
    Down 1525

    most listed 1989

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  2. 2
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    Down 1458

    1994

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  3. 3
    Up 1730
    Down 1442

    1989

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  4. 4
    Up 1920
    Down 1329

    2008

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  5. 5
    Up 1527
    Down 849

    2011

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  6. 6
    Up 1543
    Down 1497

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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  7. 7
    Up 1811
    Down 1109

    ranked low on reranks 2007

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  8. 8
    Up 1556
    Down 1357

    2006

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  9. 9
    Up 1781
    Down 948

    ranked low on reranks 1997

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  10. 10
    Up 1525
    Down 1362

    1997

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  11. 11
    Up 1361
    Down 986

    2004

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  12. 12
    Up 1204
    Down 992

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  13. 13
    Up 1414
    Down 1285

    1999

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  14. 14
    Up 1199
    Down 947

    1993

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  15. 15
    Up 1257
    Down 1303

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2005

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  16. 16
    Up 1350
    Down 1160

    2003

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  17. 17
    Up 1207
    Down 752

    ranked low on reranks 2010

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  18. 18
    Up 1396
    Down 1117

    2005

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  19. 19
    Up 1222
    Down 1057

    2009

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  20. 20
    Up 1020
    Down 870

    1998

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  21. 21
    Up 1098
    Down 1114

    1996

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  22. 22
    Up 909
    Down 643

    1987

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  23. 23
    Up 897
    Down 940

    the people's #1 2002

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  24. 24
    Up 999
    Down 931

    2001

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  25. 25
    Up 1025
    Down 883

    2002

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  26. 26
    Up 797
    Down 960

    often listed 2007

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  27. 27
    Up 970
    Down 867

    1999

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  28. 28
    Up 769
    Down 745

    1963

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  29. 29
    Up 753
    Down 595

    1982

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  30. 30
    Up 781
    Down 562

    2001

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    Up 745
    Down 773

    1975

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  32. 32
    Up 856
    Down 725

    1990

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  33. 33
    Up 742
    Down 735

    1987

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  34. 34
    Up 538
    Down 435

    2010

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  35. 35
    Up 746
    Down 913

    2006

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  36. 36
    Up 663
    Down 827

    2004

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  37. 37
    Up 490
    Down 436

    2003

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  38. 38
    Up 680
    Down 763

    2005

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  39. 39
    Up 638
    Down 746

    2008

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  40. 40
    Up 666
    Down 584

    ranked low on reranks 2000

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  41. 41
    Up 566
    Down 659

    2005

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  42. 42
    Up 628
    Down 597

    added by Kym Parks 1993

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  43. 43
    Up 441
    Down 569

    2001

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  44. 44
    Up 591
    Down 720

    2005

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  45. 45
    Up 559
    Down 655

    2001

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  46. 46
    Up 586
    Down 693

    2009

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  47. 47
    Up 481
    Down 574

    2002

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  48. 48
    Up 461
    Down 474

    1990

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  49. 49
    Up 504
    Down 614

    2000

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  50. 50
    Up 491
    Down 822

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2008

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