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
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    1996

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  3. 30
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    added by JordanAnderson 1960

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  4. 40
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    1999

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  5. 3
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    Down 1520

    1989

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  6. 22
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    Down 1343

    1997

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  7. 17
    Up 1452
    Down 1445

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1999

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  8. 113
    Up 191
    Down 364

    2005

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  9. 6
    Up 1566
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    1972

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  10. 95
    Up 191
    Down 327

    added by gschwayze 2005

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  11. 63
    Up 360
    Down 429

    1975

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  12. 155
    Up 63
    Down 249

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2009

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  13. 141
    Up 11
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    new! & added by emlyt 2012

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  14. 94
    Up 145
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    ranked low on reranks 1969

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  15. 75
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    added by HenryMorgan 2002

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  16. 102
    Up 153
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    1982

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  17. 34
    Up 794
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    1988

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  18. 121
    Up 55
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    added by GuyLécuyer 2007

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  19. 49
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    1965

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  20. 126
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    ranked low on reranks 1980

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  21. 122
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2009

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  22. 19
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    2001

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  23. 104
    Up 145
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1992

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  24. 105
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    ranked low on reranks

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  25. 119
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    added by whodat9587 1998

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  26. 8
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    1998

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  27. 10
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    Down 1390

    2005

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  28. 54
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    1969

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  29. 106
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    added by JordanAnderson 2002

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  30. 120
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    added by DavidBarclift 1992

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  31. 11
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    1971

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  32. 25
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2003

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  33. 148
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    added by LiliaLoewenberg 1987

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  34. 65
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    1975

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  35. 117
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    1998

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  36. 114
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    1979

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  37. 146
    Up 56
    Down 111

    added by AvalonBrownProvin 1984

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  38. 5
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    1982

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  39. 133
    Up 9
    Down 28

    added by alfeyerabend 2004

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  40. 70
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2000

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  41. 115
    Up 170
    Down 269

    1986

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  42. 96
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    1997

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  43. 89
    Up 271
    Down 354

    1978

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  44. 15
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    1996

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  45. 87
    Up 241
    Down 350

    1989

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  46. 33
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    Down 679

    1982

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  47. 142
    Up 16
    Down 61

    added by Booksflavia 1995

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  48. 61
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    Down 463

    1987

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  49. 93
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    1974

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  50. 77
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    1965

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