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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

    2006 More
    78
    added by: mohammed saad
  4. 4
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    2005 More
    77
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    74
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    2010 More
    68
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    Pawn Stars

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    68
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    1979 More
    67
  9. 9
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    1988 More
    66
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    65
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    60
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    59
  15. 15
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    Storage Wars

    57
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    56
  17. 17
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    53
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    Undercover Boss

    2010 More
    51
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    2009 More
    50
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    49
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    1987 More
    49
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    Dateline NBC

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    48
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    48
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    47
  25. 25
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    46
  26. 26
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    46
  27. 27
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    45
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    2011 More
    43
  29. 29
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    1979 More
    40
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    40
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    American Idol

    2002 More
    40
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    39
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    2008 More
    38
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    38
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    Duck Dynasty

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    added by: prkr.river.rat
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    Planet Earth

    2006 More
    35
  38. 38
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    2004 More
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    2006 More
    32
    added by: dale358z
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dog the Bounty Hunter

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    32
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    32
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    31
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    31
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    2006-05-25 More
    31
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    2012 More
    30
    added by: clash1977
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    Man vs Food Nation

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  47. 47
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    2001 More
    29
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    29
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Ghost Hunters

    2004 More
    29
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    29
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