The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs
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The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

List Criteria: Situational Comedies only. (No Dramas, Procedurals etc.)

Best sitcoms ever to air on television includes some of the greatest sitcoms of all time as ranked by fans of TV. What's the best sitcom of all time? This list includes the best and most funny all-time sitcoms and funny TV shows. Anyone can vote on this list of funny sitcoms, making it a definitive representation of the Ranker community's sit-com tastes. Many people think that Friends is the best sitcome ever, while others would nominate Seinfeld or Family Matters. You can  add your own ranking of shows to nominate your favorites.

A sitcom (or situational comedy) is loosely defined as "a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life". What are the greatest sitcoms ever? You can decide for yourself what fits that term and rank as you see fit, adding what you see missing!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 2868
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    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    98
  3. 3
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    1989 More
    95
  4. 4
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    2007 More
    94
  5. 5
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    1982 More
    92
  6. 6
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    1972 More
    83
  7. 7
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    1951 More
    82
  8. 8
    Up 1207
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    1984 More
    82
  9. 9
    Up 1100
    Down 895
    1971 More
    81
  10. 10
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    2005 More
    81
  11. 11
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    1998 More
    81
  12. 12
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    1987 More
    80
  13. 13
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    1993 More
    80
  14. 14
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    1990 More
    79
  15. 15
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    1999 More
    78
  16. 16
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    1996 More
    77
  17. 17
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    2001 More
    77
  18. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    77
  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    Happy Days

    1974 More
    77
  20. 20
    Up 1223
    Down 978
    2009 More
    77
  21. 21
    Up 1328
    Down 1234
    1997 More
    76
  22. 22
    Up 971
    Down 753
    1991 More
    75
  23. 23
    Up 1122
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    74
  24. 24
    Up 816
    Down 733
    1978 More
    73
  25. 25
    Up 865
    Down 639

    ranked low on reranks
    The Golden Girls

    1985 More
    72
  26. 26
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    Down 616
    1960 More
    72
  27. 27
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    2003 More
    71
  28. 28
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    2000 More
    69
  29. 29
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    1964 More
    69
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    Up 728
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    1978 More
    69
  31. 31
    Up 757
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    1984 More
    68
  32. 32
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    1961 More
    68
  33. 33
    Up 676
    Down 613
    1982 More
    67
  34. 34
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    Down 635
    1988 More
    67
  35. 35
    Up 639
    Down 623
    1972 More
    67
  36. 36
    Up 694
    Down 753
    1988 More
    67
  37. 37
    Up 432
    Down 241

    ranked low on reranks
    The Flintstones

    1960 More
    67
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  38. 38
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    Down 932

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    67
  39. 39
    Up 916
    Down 883
    1999 More
    66
  40. 40
    Up 549
    Down 404
    1976 More
    66
  41. 41
    Up 596
    Down 461
    1964 More
    66
  42. 42
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    Down 560
    1964-09-18 More
    66
  43. 43
    Up 633
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    1970 More
    66
  44. 44
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    1996 More
    66
  45. 45
    Up 626
    Down 533
    1970 More
    65
  46. 46
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    Down 494
    1977 More
    65
  47. 47
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    1955 More
    65
  48. 48
    Up 562
    Down 452
    1964 More
    64
  49. 49
    Up 578
    Down 521
    1965 More
    63
  50. 50
    Up 444
    Down 356
    1962 More
    62
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