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The Best Reality TV Shows

This is a list of the best reality TV shows on television, the most (often shamefully) addictive reality TV series. From guilty pleasures to shows that really do teach us how to live our lives a little bit better, this list contains only TV shows you would openly recommend to good friends of yours--the best of the best reality shows. You can just vote, or even make your own list to impact this CrowdRanking of the top reality TV shows of all time.

What are the top reality TV shows? From "Top Chef" to "The Biggest Loser", this list contains only the best and actually-watchable in reality television. Time to vote: what are the best reality shows ever?
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    the people's #1
    Survivor

    2000 More
    80
  2. 2
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    2001 More
    79
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    most listed
    Top Chef

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    79
    added by: mohammed saad
  4. 4
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    2005 More
    77
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    68
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    68
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    67
  9. 9
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    65
  10. 10
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    65
  11. 11
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    63
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    59
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  15. 15
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    Storage Wars

    57
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    56
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    53
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Biggest Loser

    2004 More
    50
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    50
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    ranked high on reranks
    Biography

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    49
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    Undercover Boss

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    48
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    48
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    Dateline NBC

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    48
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    47
  25. 25
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    46
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  27. 27
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  28. 28
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    American Idol

    2002 More
    40
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    40
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    2011 More
    40
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    40
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    Duck Dynasty

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    added by: prkr.river.rat
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    35
  37. 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    Planet Earth

    2006 More
    34
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dog the Bounty Hunter

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    32
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    America's Got Talent

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    32
    added by: dale358z
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    30
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghost Hunters

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    29
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    Man vs Food Nation

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  50. 50
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    2012 More
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    added by: clash1977
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