CBS The Best CBS Shows of All Time  

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"America's Most Watched Network" is the home of modern TV favorites The Big Bang Theory, CSI, and Criminal Minds, but the network has been a favorite for decades. Since its acceptance into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has been a vital part in molding character and asserting social influence. We have watched Elvis and The Beatles perform, and watch the launch of Space shuttles into orbit; television is deeply ingrained into our social lexicon At the time there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women television to rank the best shows on the Columbia Broadcasting system or CBS.

The transmission of moving images through television has allowed the public to live vicariously through stories of imagination and also see themselves reflected in stories more based in reality. From cartoons, to variety programs, to daytime, to comedies, television gives us a myriad of programs for endless entertainment and information. Answering the question, “What is the best CBS show of all time?” this list includes top television shows like "Murphy Brown," "The Carol Burnett Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and "I Love Lucy."

Vote up your favorite CBS shows below or vote down the shows you thought should have been cancelled immediately.

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190 98
I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

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2
174 98
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

3
150 85
The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

4
152 97
All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

5
74 25
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

6
140 87
The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

7
138 99
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

8
147 122
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

9
126 94
The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Munsters Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

10
119 89
The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Dick Van Dyke Show Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

11
93 82
The Ed Sullivan Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Ed Sullivan Show Ed Sullivan, Bern Bennett, Ralph Paul

12
102 85
60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
60 Minutes Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft

13
104 96
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

14
108 86
Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

15
110 89
Newhart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

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16
102 99
WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

17
38 22
NCIS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

18
106 92
The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

19
82 55
Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Late Show with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter

20
95 90
Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

21
28 19
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Dallas Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy

22
21 5
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Chuck Powell added Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

23
86 84
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Mister Ed Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines

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87 86
The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Honeymooners Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

25
82 90
Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

26
77 93
Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

27
81 101
Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

28
91 97
The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Nanny Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

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69 73
Lassie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Lassie June Lockhart, Andy Clyde, Pamelyn Ferdin

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81 92
Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Perry Mason Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper

31
64 86
The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

32
70 76
Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

33
79 90
Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Murder, She Wrote Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak

34
68 90
Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Lost in Space Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard

35
65 78
In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
In the Heat of the Night Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins, Anne-Marie Johnson

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69 87
Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Dennis the Menace Mary Wickes, Charles Lane, Jay North

37
24 35
2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
2 Broke Girls Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

38
14 27
NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

39
71 102
Cosby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Cosby Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug

40
2 1
Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
BabyGirl added Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

41
51 80
Father Knows Best is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Father Knows Best Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

42
44 95
Becker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Becker Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell

43
51 98
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

44
55 95
Kojak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Kojak Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

45
45 79
The George Burns and Gracie Al... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet

46
44 84
Barnaby Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Barnaby Jones Lee Meriwether, Buddy Ebsen, John Carter

47
52 103
Maude is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Maude Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain