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. 116
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    Down 344

    1972

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  2. 144
    Up 97
    Down 227

    added by JordanAnderson 2002

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  3. 106
    Up 134
    Down 219

    added by JordanAnderson 2002

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  4. 80
    Up 287
    Down 395

    1995

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  5. 16
    Up 1213
    Down 760

    ranked low on reranks 1974

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  6. 47
    Up 649
    Down 569

    1955

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  7. 61
    Up 383
    Down 462

    1987

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  8. 52
    Up 468
    Down 330

    1965

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  9. 123
    Up 122
    Down 175

    ranked low on reranks 1964

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  10. 111
    Up 168
    Down 244

    1960

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  11. 51
    Up 489
    Down 402

    1962

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  12. 137
    Up 105
    Down 167

    1963

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  13. 93
    Up 248
    Down 329

    1974

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  14. 98
    Up 155
    Down 283

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

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  15. 99
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    Down 238

    ranked high on reranks & added by chenmae 2007

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  16. 78
    Up 284
    Down 328

    1989

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  17. 10
    Up 1863
    Down 1387

    2005

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  18. 114
    Up 195
    Down 269

    1979

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  19. 29
    Up 740
    Down 570

    1964

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  20. 134
    Up 7
    Down 14

    added by laustcawz 1959

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  21. 70
    Up 319
    Down 533

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2000

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  22. 165
    Up 17
    Down 65

    added by looksharp 1990

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  23. 166
    Up 37
    Down 159

    often listed & added by JordanAnderson 2008

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  24. 33
    Up 751
    Down 677

    1982

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  25. 151
    Up 116
    Down 194

    added by JordanAnderson 1985

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  26. 139
    Up 36
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks 1967

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  27. 11
    Up 1211
    Down 994

    1971

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  28. 25
    Up 1201
    Down 1205

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2003

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  29. 88
    Up 271
    Down 292

    1985

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  30. 101
    Up 172
    Down 217

    added by JordanAnderson 1996

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  31. 91
    Up 143
    Down 207

    added by kevinwilson30185 2009

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  32. 19
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    2001

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  33. 66
    Up 338
    Down 318

    1978

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  34. 113
    Up 190
    Down 364

    2005

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  35. 140
    Up 48
    Down 128

    added by TarezWimberly 1992

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  36. 162
    Up 37
    Down 87

    added by AvalonBrownProvin 2003

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  37. 95
    Up 191
    Down 325

    added by gschwayze 2005

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  38. 86
    Up 242
    Down 348

    1989

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  39. 28
    Up 958
    Down 911

    2000

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  40. 39
    Up 972
    Down 972

    1999

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  41. 153
    Up 46
    Down 101

    1980

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  42. 145
    Up 131
    Down 267

    2001

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  43. 55
    Up 392
    Down 325

    1972

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  44. 142
    Up 16
    Down 61

    added by Booksflavia 1995

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  45. 14
    Up 1421
    Down 1028

    1990

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  46. 69
    Up 284
    Down 295

    1995

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  47. 94
    Up 145
    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks 1969

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  48. 13
    Up 1535
    Down 1130

    1987

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  49. 71
    Up 298
    Down 316

    1989

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  50. 53
    Up 615
    Down 654

    2005

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