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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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    2010 More
    67
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    67
  7. 7
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    1979 More
    66
  8. 8
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    65
  9. 10
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    64
  10. 11
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    62
  11. 12
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    2004 More
    60
  12. 13
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    59
  13. 14
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    58
  14. 15
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    Storage Wars

    2010 More
    56
  15. 16
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    54
  16. 17
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    1988 More
    52
  17. 18
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    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
    47
  21. 22
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    1987 More
    47
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    Dateline NBC

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

    2004 More
    46
  25. 26
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    2004 More
    44
  26. 27
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    2009 More
    44
  27. 28
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    2011 More
    42
  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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    1983 More
    38
  32. 33
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    2003 More
    38
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    2008 More
    37
  34. 35
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    37
  35. 36
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    Duck Dynasty

    2012 More
    36
    added by: prkr.river.rat
  36. 37
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    ranked low on reranks
    Planet Earth

    2006 More
    34
  37. 38
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    2004 More
    31
  38. 39
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    2006 More
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    added by: dale358z
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  40. 41
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dog the Bounty Hunter

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    30
  41. 42
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    30
  42. 43
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    30
  43. 44
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    2006-05-25 More
    30
  44. 45
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    2001 More
    29
  45. 46
    Up 116
    Down 222

    Man vs Food Nation

    2008 More
    29
  46. 47
    Up 66
    Down 148
    2012 More
    28
    added by: clash1977
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    2000 More
    28
  48. 49
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    28
  49. 50
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    28
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    27
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