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 2901
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    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Seinfeld

    1989 More
    98
  3. 3
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    2007 More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 2008
    Down 1399
    1989 More
    95
  5. 5
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    Down 1015
    1982 More
    93
  6. 6
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    1972 More
    84
  7. 7
    Up 1241
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    1951 More
    84
  8. 8
    Up 1221
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    1984 More
    83
  9. 9
    Up 1424
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    1998 More
    82
  10. 10
    Up 1113
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    1971 More
    82
  11. 11
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    2005 More
    82
  12. 12
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    1987 More
    82
  13. 13
    Up 1224
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    1993 More
    81
  14. 14
    Up 1278
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    1990 More
    81
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Family Guy

    1999 More
    79
  16. 16
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    Happy Days

    1974 More
    79
  17. 17
    Up 1177
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    1996 More
    79
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    2001 More
    79
  19. 19
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    2009 More
    78
  20. 20
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    2005 More
    78
  21. 21
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    1991 More
    78
  22. 22
    Up 1339
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    1997 More
    77
  23. 23
    Up 824
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    1978 More
    75
  24. 24
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    2003 More
    75
  25. 25
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Golden Girls

    1985 More
    74
  26. 26
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    Down 620

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    The Andy Griffith Show

    1960 More
    74
  27. 27
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    2003 More
    73
  28. 28
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    2000 More
    72
  29. 29
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    1964 More
    72
  30. 30
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    1984 More
    71
  31. 31
    Up 731
    Down 683
    1978 More
    71
  32. 32
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    1982 More
    70
  33. 33
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    1988 More
    70
  34. 34
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    Down 565
    1964-09-18 More
    70
  35. 35
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    Down 246

    ranked low on reranks
    The Flintstones

    1960 More
    70
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  36. 36
    Up 699
    Down 616
    1961 More
    70
  37. 37
    Up 606
    Down 465
    1964 More
    70
  38. 38
    Up 648
    Down 627
    1972 More
    70
  39. 39
    Up 699
    Down 759
    1988 More
    69
  40. 40
    Up 555
    Down 407
    1976 More
    69
  41. 41
    Up 718
    Down 662
    1996 More
    69
  42. 42
    Up 753
    Down 942

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    30 Rock

    2006 More
    68
  43. 43
    Up 919
    Down 892
    1999 More
    68
  44. 44
    Up 590
    Down 498
    1977 More
    68
  45. 45
    Up 631
    Down 537
    1970 More
    68
  46. 46
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    1970 More
    68
  47. 47
    Up 568
    Down 457
    1964 More
    68
  48. 48
    Up 593
    Down 516
    1955 More
    67
  49. 49
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    Down 525
    1965 More
    67
  50. 50
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    Down 288
    1965 More
    66
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