90s TV The Best 1990s NBC Shows  

Ranker TV
Originally by
4.9k votes 546 voters 6.8k views 53 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite NBC TV series that aired in the '90s

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, Ranker may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

These are the best 1990s NBC shows ranked by user votes. The 1990s was a great time for NBC television programs. Some of the best 1990s NBC shows were dramas and other good 90s NBC series were  unforgettable comedies. Many of the greatest 1990s NBC TV shows are still popular to this day with syndicated reruns. A few of them are even considered the greatest TV shows of all time. Fans will also enjoy the best 90s after school shows and the best 90s CBS shows

What shows appear near the top of this best 1990s NBC shows list? Seinfeld is widely considered to be the best NBC sitcoms of the 90s, or any decade. This “show about nothing” found hilarity in the lives of four single friends living their day-to-day lives in New York City. Friends is another good show that aired on NBC in the 1990s.

When it comes to great NBC dramas from the 90s, it doesn't get much better than ER, which premiered in 1994. Other great series that are featured on this top 1990s NBC shows list include Mad About You, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Law & Order.

Do you have a favorite 1990s NBC show? Give the best series a thumbs up!

list ordered by

1
113 36
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more

2
132 68
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally ran for nine seasons on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as ...more

3
104 55
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and ...more

4
109 68
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more

5
120 84
Friends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more

6
97 60
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

7
76 64
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 1989 through May 1993. Created by Donald P. Bellisario, it starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam ...more

8
76 67
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally Will & Grace is an American sitcom, based on the relationship between Will Truman and Grace Adler, and is set in New York City. It was broadcast on NBC from September 21, 1998 to May 18, ...more

9
70 61
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston 3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very ...more

10
67 64
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in ...more

11
60 55
Wings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Tim Daly, Steven Weber, Crystal Bernard Wings is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, the show is set at the fictional "Tom ...more

12
61 53
Night Court is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Harry Anderson, John Larroquette, Richard Moll Night Court is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan court, presided over by the young, ...more

13
69 71
The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, ...more

14
57 64
ER is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and ...more

15
29 20
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Sachin Bhatnagar added Fred Savage, Dan Lauria, Daniel Stern The Wonder Years is an American television comedy-drama created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black. It ran on ABC from 1988 through 1993. The pilot aired on January 31, 1988, following ABC's ...more

16
51 57
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt, John Pankow Mad About You is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 23, 1992, to May 24, 1999. The show starred Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a newly married couple in New York City.

17
28 30
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Sachin Bhatnagar added David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

18
49 64
Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Laura San Giacomo, Enrico Colantoni, George Segal Just Shoot Me! is an American television sitcom that aired for seven seasons on NBC from March 4, 1997, to August 16, 2003, with 148 episodes produced. The show was created by Steven Levitan, ...more

19
41 58
Matlock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, ...more

20
40 57
NewsRadio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick NewsRadio is an American television situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1995 to 1999, focusing on the work lives of the staff of an AM news station. The series was created by executive ...more

21
44 65
Saved by the Bell: The College... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Dustin Diamond Saved by the Bell: The College Years is a sequel to the Saved by the Bell series which ran from May 22, 1993 to February 8, 1994, lasting one season. It was the third incarnation of the ...more

22
38 57
Blossom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ, Joey Lawrence Blossom is an American sitcom broadcast on NBC from July 5, 1990 to May 22, 1995. Don Reo created the series which starred Mayim Bialik as Blossom Russo, a teenager living with her father and ...more

23
41 70
Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more

24
5 4
Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Smith Unsolved Mysteries is an American television program, hosted by Robert Stack from 1987 to 2002 and later by Dennis Farina starting in 2008. The show was broadcast first as specials in 1987, then ...more

25
16 24
Doogie Howser, M.D. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 1990s NBC Shows
Sachin Bhatnagar added Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on ABC from September 19, 1989 to July 28, 1993, totaling 97 episodes. Created by Steven Bochco and ...more