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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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1,201 595
Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Friends 1994-2004

The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked The Best Netflix Original Documentary Series

2
785 714
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Seinfeld 1989-1998

3
1,142 371
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

4
846 351
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
CB Ladnier added The Simpsons 1989

5
1,003 437
Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Home Improvement 1991-1999

6
959 420
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Boy Meets World 1993-2000

7
956 487
Full House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Full House 1987-1995

8
537 620
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Law & Order 1990-2010

9
915 438
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

10
813 482
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

11
535 639
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The X-Files 1993-2002

12
508 589
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Frasier 1993-2004

13
798 423
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
That '70s Show 1998-2006

14
642 455
Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
mvasilas added Whose Line Line Is It Anyway 1988-1998

15
613 441
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Roseanne 1988-1997

The Best 1990s NBC Shows The Most Annoying TV Hosts

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578 504
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

17
663 409
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
birdiejay23 added Family Matters 1989-1998

18
583 595
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

19
484 532
ER is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
ER 1994-2009

20
506 381
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Cheers 1982

21
468 501
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

22
445 400
The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
looksharp added The Drew Carey Show 1995-2004

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478 306
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
CB Ladnier added Saturday Night Live 1975

24
396 358
In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
muzziac added In Living Color 1990

25
468 506
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
King of the Hill 1997-2010

26
347 545
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Mad About You 1992-1999

27
530 465
South Park is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
South Park 1997-present

28
293 414
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

29
354 566
Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
birdiejay23 added Baywatch 1989-2001

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399 193
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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355 489
MADtv is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
MADtv 1995-2009

32
291 629
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Sex and the City 1998-2004

33
442 421
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Will & Grace 1998-2006

34
290 145
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

35
460 487
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Charmed 1998-2006

36
352 447
Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
ThinkingNessaja added Beverly Hills, 90210 1990-2000

37
208 542
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Twin Peaks 1990

38
327 199
The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
MarlonLink added The King of Queens 1998

39
247 453
Spin City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Spin City 1996-2002

40
208 548
Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Party of Five 1994-2000

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328 508
Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Dawson's Creek 1998-2003

42
255 124
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

43
272 428
Wings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Wings 1990

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179 569
Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Melrose Place 1992-1999

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292 129
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Rugrats 1991

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255 484
Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Just Shoot Me! 1997-2003

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227 255
Coach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
rtkimble added Coach 1989

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281 106
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Animaniacs 1993

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250 132
Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

50
253 121
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Family Guy 1999