The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History TV Programs
Ultimate List
168  items 164,488 votes 9,354 voters 276,979 views more info

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!
  • 190 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 123
    Up 122
    Down 178

    ranked low on reranks 1964

    open
  2. 162
    Up 48
    Down 210

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1998

    open
  3. 107
    Up 184
    Down 231

    1977

    open
  4. 62
    Up 339
    Down 344

    1975

    open
  5. 64
    Up 310
    Down 255

    1965

    open
  6. 14
    Up 1439
    Down 1036

    1990

    open
  7. 75
    Up 223
    Down 269

    added by HenryMorgan 2002

    open
  8. 82
    Up 255
    Down 293

    1993

    open
  9. 60
    Up 349
    Down 333

    1982

    open
  10. 78
    Up 287
    Down 331

    1989

    open
  11. 160
    Up 26
    Down 83

    added by JordanAnderson 2006

    open
  12. 147
    Up 52
    Down 125

    added by LiliaLoewenberg 1982

    open
  13. 150
    Up 63
    Down 148

    added by LiliaLoewenberg 1987

    open
  14. 17
    Up 1297
    Down 1113

    2001

    open
  15. 79
    Up 231
    Down 288

    1996

    open
  16. 4
    Up 2578
    Down 1583

    2007

    open
  17. 81
    Up 216
    Down 240

    1984

    open
  18. 97
    Up 196
    Down 174

    ranked low on reranks 1966

    open
  19. 76
    Up 257
    Down 264

    1957

    open
  20. 105
    Up 219
    Down 237

    ranked low on reranks

    open
  21. 43
    Up 792
    Down 727

    1996

    open
  22. 133
    Up 9
    Down 30

    added by alfeyerabend 2004

    open
  23. 128
    Up 88
    Down 305

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2007

    open
  24. 153
    Up 47
    Down 103

    1980

    open
  25. 44
    Up 663
    Down 556

    1977

    open
  26. 69
    Up 289
    Down 298

    1995

    open
  27. 138
    Up 102
    Down 190

    added by Tiger8989 2002 George Lopez is an American sitcom starring comedian George Lopez. The show originally aired ...

    open
  28. 38
    Up 775
    Down 684

    1961

    open
  29. 10
    Up 1886
    Down 1397

    2005

    open
  30. 35
    Up 796
    Down 625

    1964-09-18

    open
  31. 48
    Up 642
    Down 510

    1964

    open
  32. 126
    Up 170
    Down 278

    ranked low on reranks 1980

    open
  33. 96
    Up 227
    Down 328

    1997

    open
  34. 149
    Up 72
    Down 191

    1996

    open
  35. 9
    Up 1356
    Down 979

    1984

    open
  36. 101
    Up 176
    Down 219

    added by JordanAnderson 1996

    open
  37. 56
    Up 607
    Down 787

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2009

    open
  38. 143
    Up 17
    Down 31

    added by datrlykewlfreekinguymandood 2004

    open
  39. 145
    Up 97
    Down 230

    added by JordanAnderson 2002

    open
  40. 87
    Up 272
    Down 350

    1992

    open
  41. 119
    Up 132
    Down 265

    added by whodat9587 1998

    open
  42. 1
    Up 3206
    Down 1753

    1994

    open
  43. 51
    Up 424
    Down 329

    1998

    open
  44. 22
    Up 1104
    Down 832

    1991

    open
  45. 166
    Up 17
    Down 67

    added by looksharp 1990

    open
  46. 8
    Up 1377
    Down 992

    1951

    open
  47. 83
    Up 269
    Down 369

    1988

    open
  48. 136
    Up 139
    Down 247

    1965

    open
  49. 92
    Up 202
    Down 356

    2011

    open
  50. 130
    Up 148
    Down 325

    1976

    open
  51. 169 +

    Something missing? Add it!

items 1 - 50 of 168

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists