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!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 2781
    Down 1474
    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    98
  3. 3
    Up 1934
    Down 1310
    1989 More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 2256
    Down 1318
    2007 More
    94
  5. 5
    Up 1510
    Down 961
    1982 More
    92
  6. 6
    Up 1358
    Down 967
    1972 More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 1183
    Down 858
    1951 More
    83
  8. 8
    Up 1065
    Down 845
    1971 More
    82
  9. 9
    Up 1619
    Down 1170
    2005 More
    81
  10. 10
    Up 1163
    Down 838
    1984 More
    81
  11. 11
    Up 1362
    Down 1136
    1998 More
    81
  12. 12
    Up 1168
    Down 934
    1993 More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 1356
    Down 981
    1987 More
    80
  14. 14
    Up 1218
    Down 867
    1990 More
    79
  15. 15
    Up 1302
    Down 1236
    1999 More
    78
  16. 16
    Up 1126
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    1996 More
    78
  17. 17
    Up 1136
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    2001 More
    78
  18. 18
    Up 1174
    Down 921
    2009 More
    77
  19. 19
    Up 1095
    Down 1078

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Office

    2005 More
    76
  20. 20
    Up 1293
    Down 1167
    1997 More
    76
  21. 21
    Up 922
    Down 668
    1974 More
    75
  22. 22
    Up 940
    Down 727
    1991 More
    75
  23. 23
    Up 1101
    Down 1075

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Arrested Development

    2003 More
    74
  24. 24
    Up 793
    Down 715
    1978 More
    73
  25. 25
    Up 808
    Down 597
    1960 More
    72
  26. 26
    Up 829
    Down 619
    1985 More
    72
  27. 27
    Up 971
    Down 963
    2003 More
    71
  28. 28
    Up 838
    Down 800
    2000 More
    69
  29. 29
    Up 629
    Down 484
    1964 More
    69
  30. 30
    Up 710
    Down 652
    1978 More
    69
  31. 31
    Up 739
    Down 593
    1984 More
    68
  32. 32
    Up 676
    Down 592
    1961 More
    68
  33. 33
    Up 659
    Down 592
    1982 More
    68
  34. 34
    Up 732
    Down 899

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    67
  35. 35
    Up 686
    Down 618
    1988 More
    67
  36. 36
    Up 620
    Down 607
    1972 More
    67
  37. 37
    Up 670
    Down 733

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Roseanne

    1988 More
    67
  38. 38
    Up 902
    Down 856
    1999 More
    67
  39. 39
    Up 412
    Down 228

    ranked low on reranks
    The Flintstones

    1960 More
    66
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  40. 40
    Up 672
    Down 540
    1964-09-18 More
    66
  41. 41
    Up 530
    Down 387
    1976 More
    66
  42. 42
    Up 577
    Down 446
    1964 More
    66
  43. 43
    Up 696
    Down 634
    1996 More
    66
  44. 44
    Up 616
    Down 617
    1970 More
    66
  45. 45
    Up 606
    Down 519
    1970 More
    65
  46. 46
    Up 573
    Down 495
    1955 More
    65
  47. 47
    Up 565
    Down 478
    1977 More
    65
  48. 48
    Up 544
    Down 440
    1964 More
    64
  49. 49
    Up 562
    Down 500
    1965 More
    63
  50. 50
    Up 428
    Down 346
    1962 More
    62
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