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 2763
    Down 1465
    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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    Down 1300
    1989 More
    95
  4. 4
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    Down 1305
    2007 More
    94
  5. 5
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    Down 955
    1982 More
    92
  6. 6
    Up 1352
    Down 955
    1972 More
    84
  7. 7
    Up 1178
    Down 847
    1951 More
    83
  8. 8
    Up 1058
    Down 833
    1971 More
    82
  9. 9
    Up 1608
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    2005 More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 1152
    Down 833
    1984 More
    81
  11. 11
    Up 1350
    Down 1130
    1998 More
    80
  12. 12
    Up 1158
    Down 927
    1993 More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 1345
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    1987 More
    80
  14. 14
    Up 1206
    Down 863
    1990 More
    79
  15. 15
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    1999 More
    78
  16. 16
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    1996 More
    78
  17. 17
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    2001 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1165
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    2009 More
    77
  19. 19
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    77
  20. 20
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    Down 1156
    1997 More
    76
  21. 21
    Up 914
    Down 660
    1974 More
    75
  22. 22
    Up 932
    Down 720
    1991 More
    75
  23. 23
    Up 1095
    Down 1066

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    74
  24. 24
    Up 788
    Down 705
    1978 More
    74
  25. 25
    Up 805
    Down 588
    1960 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 818
    Down 615
    1985 More
    72
  27. 27
    Up 965
    Down 952
    2003 More
    71
  28. 28
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    2000 More
    69
  29. 29
    Up 708
    Down 643
    1978 More
    69
  30. 30
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    1964 More
    69
  31. 31
    Up 734
    Down 588
    1984 More
    68
  32. 32
    Up 670
    Down 586
    1961 More
    68
  33. 33
    Up 654
    Down 588
    1982 More
    68
  34. 34
    Up 727
    Down 895

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    67
  35. 35
    Up 614
    Down 603
    1972 More
    67
  36. 36
    Up 680
    Down 615
    1988 More
    67
  37. 37
    Up 666
    Down 727

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Roseanne

    1988 More
    67
  38. 38
    Up 894
    Down 851
    1999 More
    67
  39. 39
    Up 405
    Down 223

    ranked low on reranks
    The Flintstones

    1960 More
    66
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  40. 40
    Up 670
    Down 533
    1964-09-18 More
    66
  41. 41
    Up 574
    Down 438
    1964 More
    66
  42. 42
    Up 692
    Down 627
    1996 More
    66
  43. 43
    Up 522
    Down 384
    1976 More
    66
  44. 44
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    Down 612
    1970 More
    66
  45. 45
    Up 572
    Down 488
    1955 More
    65
  46. 46
    Up 604
    Down 512
    1970 More
    65
  47. 47
    Up 557
    Down 473
    1977 More
    65
  48. 48
    Up 541
    Down 433
    1964 More
    64
  49. 49
    Up 560
    Down 493
    1965 More
    63
  50. 50
    Up 381
    Down 270
    1965 More
    62
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