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List Rules The best science TV shows only--no travel or cooking shows.

The best science TV shows not only entertain, but also educate audiences. They’ve been popular among audiences of all ages for decades and show no sign of going away. In fact, they’re getting even more popular as people's desires for learning continue to grow. But which science TV shows are the most popular and are truly worth watching? Find out below, as fans have voted on their favorites.

The very best science TV shows, like Cosmos: A Personal Journey make learning fun and never feel dull. In fact, Cosmos with Carl Sagan was so popular that over twenty years after it aired, a follow up series titled Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey was produced. In the second Cosmos series, Neil deGrasse Tyson explained complicated theories and proofs in an easily digestible way.

For children, good science TV shows provide an excellent alternative to cartoons and animated shows. And it’s not like kids don’t love educational TV shows, as Bill Nye the Science Guy was a popular science show for years. Bill Nye made science fun and not just something a boring part of the ciricculum.

So help people find out which science shows were the best and vote up your favorites, whether from your childhood or not. If you don’t see a science show that you feel should be on the list, feel free to add it. After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive ranking of the best science TV shows.

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Nova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Nova Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Craig Sechler

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MythBusters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
MythBusters Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage

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Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked

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Planet Earth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Planet Earth Sigourney Weaver

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Bill Nye the Science Guy Bill Nye, Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson

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Through the Wormhole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Through the Wormhole Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku

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Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, Stoney Emshwiller

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How It's Made is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
How It's Made Mark Tewksbury, Lynne Adams, Brooks Moore

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The Blue Planet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Blue Planet Tania Zaetta, Sami Lukis, Don Hany

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The Universe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Universe Erik Thompson, Clifford V. Johnson, Alex Filippenko

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Beakman's World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Beakman's World Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider

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Let's Get Inventin' is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked

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How the Universe Works is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked

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The Living Planet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Living Planet David Attenborough

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Scientific American Frontiers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Scientific American Frontiers Alan Alda, Woodie Flowers

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Breakthrough is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Breakthrough Tanya Thompson