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!
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  1. 117
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    Down 347

    1972

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  2. 145
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    Down 230

    added by JordanAnderson 2002

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  3. 106
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    Down 221

    added by JordanAnderson 2002

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  4. 80
    Up 288
    Down 399

    1995

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  5. 18
    Up 1221
    Down 769

    ranked low on reranks 1974

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  6. 47
    Up 653
    Down 576

    1955

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  7. 61
    Up 384
    Down 466

    1987

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  8. 52
    Up 471
    Down 331

    1965

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  9. 123
    Up 122
    Down 177

    ranked low on reranks 1964

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  10. 112
    Up 168
    Down 246

    1960

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  11. 50
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    Down 405

    1962

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  12. 139
    Up 106
    Down 168

    1963

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  13. 93
    Up 251
    Down 332

    1974

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  14. 98
    Up 156
    Down 285

    often listed & added by AliJaaphar 2011 Kat Dennings , Beth Behrs

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  15. 99
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    Down 240

    added by chenmae 2007

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  16. 78
    Up 286
    Down 331

    1989

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  17. 10
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    Down 1396

    2005

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  18. 114
    Up 196
    Down 270

    ranked low on reranks 1979

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  19. 29
    Up 750
    Down 577

    1964

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  20. 134
    Up 8
    Down 15

    added by laustcawz 1959

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  21. 70
    Up 319
    Down 536

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2000

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  22. 166
    Up 17
    Down 67

    added by looksharp 1990

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  23. 167
    Up 37
    Down 162

    often listed & added by JordanAnderson 2008

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  24. 33
    Up 755
    Down 685

    1982

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  25. 152
    Up 117
    Down 196

    added by JordanAnderson 1985

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  26. 141
    Up 37
    Down 14

    ranked low on reranks 1967

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  27. 11
    Up 1223
    Down 1001

    1971

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  28. 25
    Up 1207
    Down 1214

    2003

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  29. 88
    Up 273
    Down 295

    1985

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  30. 101
    Up 176
    Down 219

    added by JordanAnderson 1996

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  31. 91
    Up 144
    Down 210

    added by kevinwilson30185 2009

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  32. 17
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    Down 1111

    2001

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  33. 66
    Up 341
    Down 320

    1978

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  34. 113
    Up 192
    Down 368

    2005

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  35. 140
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    Down 130

    added by TarezWimberly 1992

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  36. 163
    Up 38
    Down 90

    added by AvalonBrownProvin 2003

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  37. 95
    Up 193
    Down 329

    added by gschwayze 2005

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  38. 86
    Up 244
    Down 351

    1989

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  39. 28
    Up 969
    Down 919

    2000

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  40. 41
    Up 980
    Down 981

    1999

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  41. 153
    Up 47
    Down 103

    1980

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  42. 146
    Up 133
    Down 269

    2001

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  43. 55
    Up 395
    Down 326

    1972

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  44. 142
    Up 17
    Down 63

    added by Booksflavia 1995

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  45. 14
    Up 1437
    Down 1036

    1990

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  46. 69
    Up 288
    Down 298

    1995

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  47. 94
    Up 150
    Down 90

    ranked low on reranks 1969

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  48. 13
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    Down 1138

    1987

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  49. 71
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    Down 319

    1989

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  50. 53
    Up 622
    Down 655

    2005

    open
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