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
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    1994 More
    100
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    98
  3. 3
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    2007 More
    95
  4. 4
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    1989 More
    95
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    1982 More
    93
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    1972 More
    84
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    1951 More
    83
  8. 8
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    1984 More
    83
  9. 9
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    1998 More
    82
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    1971 More
    82
  11. 11
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    2005 More
    82
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    1987 More
    82
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    1993 More
    81
  14. 14
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    1990 More
    81
  15. 15
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    Family Guy

    1999 More
    79
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    Happy Days

    1974 More
    79
  17. 17
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    1996 More
    79
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    78
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    1991 More
    77
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    1997 More
    77
  23. 23
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    1978 More
    74
  24. 24
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    2003 More
    74
  25. 25
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Golden Girls

    1985 More
    74
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    1960 More
    74
  27. 27
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    2003 More
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    2000 More
    71
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    1964 More
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    1984 More
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    1978 More
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    1982 More
    69
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    1988 More
    69
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    1964-09-18 More
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  35. 35
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    1960 More
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    1964 More
    69
  37. 37
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    1961 More
    69
  38. 38
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    1972 More
    69
  39. 39
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    1988 More
    69
  40. 40
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    1976 More
    68
  41. 41
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    1996 More
    68
  42. 42
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    1977 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    68
  44. 44
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    1999 More
    68
  45. 45
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    1970 More
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  46. 46
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    1964 More
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    1970 More
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    1955 More
    67
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    66
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    1965 More
    66
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