The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

74k votes 4.2k voters 189k views 208 items tags f p @
Listen to Survivor's Rob Cesternino dispute this list on the Ranker Podcast!
 


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 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?
Collection Photo: via hbo
  • 64 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 1,101
    - 901

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Rupert Boneham

    ;
  2. 2
    + 946
    - 816


    ;
  3. 3
    + 807
    - 838


    Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried

    ;
  4. 4
    + 627
    - 744

    added by mohammed saad
    Emeril Lagasse, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi

    ;
  5. 5
    + 674
    - 714


    John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner

    ;
  6. 6
    + 643
    - 677


    ;
  7. 7
    + 676
    - 710


    Corey Harrison

    ;
  8. 8
    + 625
    - 678


    Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky, Doug Glover

    ;
  9. 9
    + 685
    - 768


    Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia

    ;
  10. 10
    + 617
    - 694


    Gordon Ramsay, Neil Farrell, Daniela Bayfield

    ;
  11. 11
    + 516
    - 651


    Andrew Fincher, Joe Guay, Wayne Anderson

    ;
  12. 12
    + 644
    - 651

    added by joshaine
    Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly

    ;
  13. 13
    + 510
    - 655


    Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy

    ;
  14. 14
    + 602
    - 725


    Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, Clayton Halsey

    ;
  15. 15
    + 528
    - 515

    ranked low on reranks
    Mark Keller

    ;
  16. 16
    + 547
    - 656


    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, Danielle Colby-Cushman

    ;
  17. 17
    + 568
    - 707


    Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks

    ;
  18. 18
    + 523
    - 689


    Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon, Arthur Negus

    ;
  19. 19
    + 504
    - 613


    ;
  20. 20
    + 223
    - 144

    ranked low on reranks & added by dale358z
    Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich

    ;
  21. 21
    + 230
    - 154

    ranked low on reranks & added by VesperLynd94
    Jamie Hyneman, Robert Lee, Adam Savage

    ;
  22. 22
    + 461
    - 577


    Rick Quashnick, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen

    ;
  23. 23
    + 393
    - 564

    added by dale358z
    Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne

    ;
  24. 24
    + 402
    - 505


    Lester Holt, Ann Curry, Keith Morrison

    ;
  25. 25
    + 153
    - 114

    ranked low on reranks & added by CalebGore
    RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice

    ;
  26. 26
    + 351
    - 633

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper, Giada De Laurentiis

    ;
  27. 27
    + 395
    - 477


    Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Michael Moloney

    ;
  28. 28
    + 415
    - 684


    Bob Harper, Alison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels

    ;
  29. 29
    + 380
    - 576


    Buddy Valastro

    ;
  30. 30
    + 350
    - 508


    ;
  31. 31
    + 350
    - 509


    Bob Ross, Ben Stahl, Steve Ross

    ;
  32. 32
    + 352
    - 536


    Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli

    ;
  33. 33
    + 329
    - 635

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Cesar Millan

    ;
  34. 34
    + 120
    - 96

    ranked low on reranks
    Joe Rogan

    ;
  35. 35
    + 122
    - 83

    ranked low on reranks

    ;
  36. 36
    + 311
    - 486


    Bob Vila, Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor

    ;
  37. 37
    + 276
    - 493


    Genevieve Gorder, Ty Pennington, Paige Davis

    ;
  38. 38
    + 347
    - 700


    Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest

    ;
  39. 39
    + 274
    - 502


    Robert Irvine, Tom Bury, Taniya Nayak

    ;
  40. 40
    + 271
    - 492

    added by prkr.river.rat
    The Robertsons

    ;
  41. 41
    + 328
    - 598


    Les Stroud

    ;
  42. 42
    + 334
    - 687


    Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, George Ross

    ;
  43. 43
    + 245
    - 441


    ;
  44. 44
    + 289
    - 518


    Joan Lunden, Peter Graves, David Hart Smith

    ;
  45. 45
    + 195
    - 356


    Jamie Chung, Steven Hill, Landon Lueck

    ;
  46. 46
    + 312
    - 510


    ;
  47. 47
    + 303
    - 526


    Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo

    ;
  48. 48
    + 358
    - 396

    ranked low on reranks
    Sigourney Weaver

    ;
  49. 49
    + 212
    - 296

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine

    ;
  50. 50
    + 290
    - 539

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Mark Thompson, Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley

    ;
209 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >