The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked

768 votes 203 voters 38k views 16 items tags f p @

List Criteria: 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.
Collection Photo:  CNN
  • 3 ReRanks
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 64
    - 28

    most listed & added by Chris Abraham
    Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage

    ;
  2. 2
    + 20
    - 2


    Jay O. Sanders, Lance Lewman, Craig Sechler

    ;
  3. 3
    + 9
    - 6

    often listed & added by Benjamin Dunn
    Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider

    ;
  4. 4
    + 68
    - 20


    Carl Sagan

    ;
  5. 5
    + 21
    - 2


    Sigourney Weaver

    ;
  6. 6
    + 19
    - 5


    Mark Tewksbury, Lynne Adams, Brooks Moore

    ;
  7. 7
    + 15
    - 2


    Tania Zaetta, Sami Lukis, Don Hany

    ;
  8. 8
    + 17
    - 5


    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, Stoney Emshwiller

    ;
  9. 9
    + 7
    - 3

    added by Tomás Isidro Noguera
    Erik Thompson, Clifford V. Johnson, Alex Filippenko

    ;
  10. 10
    + 7
    - 3
    The Living Planet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked


    The Living Planet David Attenborough

  11. 11
    + 1
    - 0
    No image

    added by Benjamin Dunn
    How the Universe Works

  12. 12
    + 3
    - 4
    Scientific American Frontiers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked


    Scientific American Frontiers Alan Alda, Woodie Flowers

  13. 13
    + 1
    - 4
    Breakthrough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked

    ranked high on reranks
    Breakthrough Tanya Thompson

  14. 14
    + 2
    - 7

    ranked high on reranks & added by Luke Nola

    ;
  15. 15
    + 36
    - 14

    ranked low on reranks & added by Chris Abraham
    Bill Nye, Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson

    ;
  16. 16
    + 14
    - 4

    added by Tomás Isidro Noguera
    Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku

    ;
17 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >