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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+ - 182 96
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
+ - 168 95
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
+ - 149 92
All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

4
+ - 146 81
The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

5
+ - 67 22
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
+ - 136 83
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
+ - 132 95
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
+ - 142 118
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
+ - 122 91
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
+ - 116 86
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
+ - 91 77
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 91
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

13
+ - 99 81
60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
60 Minutes Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft

14
+ - 107 82
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
+ - 109 84
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
+ - 101 95
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
+ - 80 51
Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Late Show with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter

18
+ - 104 89
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
+ - 35 20
NCIS is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

20
+ - 93 89
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
+ - 86 82
The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Honeymooners Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

22
+ - 27 17
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Dallas Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy

23
+ - 82 87
Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

24
+ - 77 90
Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

25
+ - 83 82
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Mister Ed Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines

26
+ - 17 4
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

27
+ - 89 96
The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Nanny Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

28
+ - 78 100
Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

29
+ - 68 72
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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30
+ - 81 90
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
+ - 62 84
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
+ - 69 75
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
+ - 78 89
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
+ - 67 88
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
+ - 64 77
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

36
+ - 67 86
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
+ - 22 33
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
+ - 13 25
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
+ - 67 102
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
+ - 50 79
Father Knows Best is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Father Knows Best Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

41
+ - 43 93
Becker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Becker Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell

42
+ - 49 97
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

43
+ - 55 93
Kojak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Kojak Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

44
+ - 44 77
The George Burns and Gracie Al... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet

45
+ - 44 82
Barnaby Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Barnaby Jones Lee Meriwether, Buddy Ebsen, John Carter

46
+ - 52 100
Maude is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Maude Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain