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The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

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?
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
    79
  2. 2
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    2001 More
    78
  3. 3
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    2005 More
    76
  4. 4
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    2003 More
    73
  5. 5
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    2009 More
    67
  6. 6
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    2010 More
    67
  7. 7
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    1979 More
    66
  8. 8
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    1988 More
    65
  9. 9
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    64
  10. 11
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    2004 More
    62
  11. 12
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    2004 More
    60
  12. 13
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    2005 More
    59
  13. 14
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    2009 More
    57
  14. 15
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    Storage Wars

    2010 More
    56
  15. 16
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    2005 More
    54
  16. 17
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    1988 More
    52
  17. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Undercover Boss

    2010 More
    51
  18. 19
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    2009 More
    49
  19. 20
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    2004 More
    48
  20. 21
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    2003 More
    48
  21. 22
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    Dateline NBC

    1992 More
    47
  22. 23
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    1987 More
    47
  23. 24
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    2000 More
    46
  24. 25
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dog Whisperer

    2004 More
    46
  25. 26
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    2009 More
    45
  26. 27
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    Down 296
    2004 More
    44
  27. 28
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    2011 More
    41
  28. 29
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    1979 More
    40
  29. 30
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    39
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    American Idol

    2002 More
    39
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    2003 More
    38
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    1983 More
    38
  33. 34
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    2008 More
    37
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    36
  35. 36
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    Duck Dynasty

    2012 More
    36
    added by: prkr.river.rat
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    ranked low on reranks
    Planet Earth

    2006 More
    34
  37. 38
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    2004 More
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  38. 39
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    added by: dale358z
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  41. 42
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    30
  42. 43
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dog the Bounty Hunter

    2004 More
    30
  43. 44
    Up 131
    Down 269
    2006-05-25 More
    30
  44. 45
    Up 91
    Down 196
    2001 More
    29
  45. 46
    Up 115
    Down 220

    Man vs Food Nation

    2008 More
    29
  46. 47
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    Down 145
    2012 More
    29
    added by: clash1977
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    2005 More
    28
  48. 49
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    2000 More
    28
  49. 50
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    28
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    27
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