90s The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked  

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In the 1990s, television was one of the fastest growing mediums. More TV shows were popping up than ever before, and ratings were at all-time highs. Viewers tended to be interested in laugh-out-loud moments, which is why sitcoms like Friends, Roseanne, and Seinfeld were the biggest hit TV shows of the decade. While comedies were extremely popular in the '90s, procedural dramas also reigned, with shows like The Practice, JAG, and NYPD Blue becoming popular with large audiences.

 

Many of the most popular shows of the '90s were long-running shows. ER, for instance, ran 15 seasons, starting in 1994, while shows like Will & Grace, which began in 1998, lasted 8 years. The reality show genre was just popping up in the '90s, especially after the massive ratings and critical success of MTV's The Real World. Children’s programming was also popular, with hit shows like Boy Meets World and Dinosaurs.

 

What are your favorite programs from the 1990s? Which '90s shows do you have the fondest memories of? This list includes many of the biggest shows from that magical decade.

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Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Friends 1994-2004

The Best 1990s CBS Shows The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Seinfeld 1989-1998

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Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Home Improvement 1991-1999

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Full House 1987-1995

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Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Boy Meets World 1993-2000

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Law & Order 1990-2010

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Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Saved by the Bell 1989-1993

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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The X-Files 1993-2002

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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Frasier 1993-2004

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That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
That '70s Show 1998-2006

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

The Best 1990s Teen Shows The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Family Matters 1989-1998

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Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Roseanne 1988-1997

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Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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ER is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
ER 1994-2009

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Cheers 1982

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Mad About You 1992-1999

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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
King of the Hill 1997-2010

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The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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South Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
South Park 1997-present

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In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Baywatch 1989-2001

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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

The Best 1990s ABC Comedy Shows Crimes You'd Commit (If You Could Get Away With It)

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Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Sex and the City 1998-2004

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MADtv is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
MADtv 1995-2009

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Twin Peaks 1990

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The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Will & Grace 1998-2006

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Charmed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Charmed 1998-2006

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Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Party of Five 1994-2000

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Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Spin City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Spin City 1996-2002

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The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Dawson's Creek 1998-2003

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Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Melrose Place 1992-1999

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Wings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Wings 1990

The Best 1990s NBC Comedy Shows The Best Steakhouses in Los Angeles

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The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Just Shoot Me! 1997-2003

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Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Rugrats 1991

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Coach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Coach 1989

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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
NYPD Blue 1993-2005

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Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Animaniacs 1993