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. 97
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    ranked low on reranks 1966

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  2. 149
    Up 72
    Down 191

    1996

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  3. 30
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    Down 302

    added by JordanAnderson 1960

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  4. 40
    Up 981
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    1999

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  5. 3
    Up 2205
    Down 1527

    1989

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  6. 21
    Up 1455
    Down 1352

    1997

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  7. 16
    Up 1468
    Down 1454

    1999

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  8. 113
    Up 193
    Down 368

    2005

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  9. 6
    Up 1581
    Down 1131

    1972

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  10. 135
    Up 3
    Down 8

    added by eilish 2009

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  11. 95
    Up 193
    Down 329

    added by gschwayze 2005

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  12. 63
    Up 365
    Down 430

    1975

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  13. 155
    Up 64
    Down 251

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2009

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  14. 144
    Up 11
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    new! & added by emlyt 2012

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  15. 94
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    ranked low on reranks 1969

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  16. 75
    Up 223
    Down 269

    added by HenryMorgan 2002

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  17. 102
    Up 154
    Down 248

    1982

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  18. 34
    Up 801
    Down 705

    1988

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  19. 121
    Up 56
    Down 197

    added by GuyLécuyer 2007

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  20. 49
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    Down 580

    1965

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  21. 126
    Up 170
    Down 278

    ranked low on reranks 1980

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  22. 122
    Up 73
    Down 276

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2009

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  23. 17
    Up 1298
    Down 1113

    2001

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  24. 103
    Up 147
    Down 291

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1992

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  25. 105
    Up 219
    Down 237

    ranked low on reranks

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  26. 119
    Up 132
    Down 265

    added by whodat9587 1998

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  27. 7
    Up 1575
    Down 1311

    1998

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  28. 10
    Up 1886
    Down 1398

    2005

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  29. 54
    Up 383
    Down 394

    1969

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  30. 106
    Up 136
    Down 221

    added by JordanAnderson 2002

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  31. 115
    Up 153
    Down 295

    added by DavidBarclift 1992

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  32. 11
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    1971

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  33. 25
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    Down 1215

    2003

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  34. 150
    Up 63
    Down 148

    added by LiliaLoewenberg 1987

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  35. 66
    Up 306
    Down 305

    1975

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  36. 118
    Up 144
    Down 265

    1998

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  37. 114
    Up 196
    Down 271

    ranked low on reranks 1979

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  38. 148
    Up 57
    Down 113

    added by AvalonBrownProvin 1984

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  39. 5
    Up 1729
    Down 1121

    1982

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  40. 133
    Up 9
    Down 30

    added by alfeyerabend 2004

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  41. 70
    Up 320
    Down 536

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2000

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  42. 116
    Up 171
    Down 273

    1986

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  43. 96
    Up 227
    Down 328

    1997

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  44. 89
    Up 274
    Down 356

    1978

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  45. 15
    Up 1325
    Down 1144

    1996

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  46. 86
    Up 244
    Down 351

    1989

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  47. 33
    Up 755
    Down 687

    1982

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  48. 141
    Up 18
    Down 63

    added by Booksflavia 1995

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  49. 61
    Up 385
    Down 467

    1987

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  50. 93
    Up 251
    Down 332

    1974

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