TV The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes  

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List Rules Antiheroes you actually root for - in broadcast and Netflix shows only (no web series)

A detailed list of the most well-liked and loveable TV anti-heroes. The most likeable TV protagonists are listed in order from most popular to least. These ambivalent but likeable anti-heroes of TV can be changed in order of popularity to fit the viewer’s opinions. Or, you can copy to make your very own list of your most favorite TV anti-heroes. This villain list can then be re-arranged to suit your ideas.
 
These ambivalent villains are a mixture of both good and evil and have managed to tug at the viewer’s heartstrings over the years. Do you remember most of these anti-heroes? This list answers the question, “Who are the most popular and likeable antiheroes of television?” Taking you on a road down memory lane, this list allows you to see which anti-heroes of TV were the worst and which were the best villains of TV shows.
 
While some TV protagonists are pure evil, many have a touch of good in them that the viewer can easily see, making the viewer sympathetic towards these quite loveable villains of television series. The viewers can often find themselves wishing only the best results for these sometimes harmless TV villains. This list allows you to choose which television anti-hero you think is the best villain of television.
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Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

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2
1,986 1,240
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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1,723 1,504
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
1,531 1,233
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,130 1,298
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
1,461 1,482
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,321 698
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

8
1,145 1,078
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

9
1,009 946
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

10
889 925
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

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1,027 1,326
James

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1,164 873
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

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1,157 951
Bender is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

14
867 329
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

15
949 755
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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1,414 1,224
Spike is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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524 784
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

18
647 932
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

19
1,163 841
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

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707 580
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

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436 892
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

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741 621
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

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729 398
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

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772 259
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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669 567
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

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733 793
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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682 793
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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619 493
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking bad  

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349 693
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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461 518
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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679 235
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

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623 564
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added Eric Cartman South Park

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381 613
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

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366 533
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

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294 664
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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226 675
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added DCI John Luther Luther

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254 659
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

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259 458
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

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342 481
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

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1,046 614
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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834 726
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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277 507
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

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Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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274 219
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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392 214
Batman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

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360 198
Angel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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447 606
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
BartMark added Lex Luthor Smallville

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347 193
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children

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237 522
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire