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In the 1990s, television was one of the fastest growing mediums. More TV shows were popping up than ever before, and ratings were at all-time highs. Viewers tended to be interested in laugh-out-loud moments, which is why sitcoms like Friends, Roseanne, and Seinfeld were the biggest hit TV shows of the decade. While comedies were extremely popular in the '90s, procedural dramas also reigned, with shows like The Practice, JAG, and NYPD Blue becoming popular with large audiences.

Many of the most popular shows of the '90s were long-running shows. ER, for instance, ran 15 seasons, starting in 1994, while shows like Will & Grace, which began in 1998, lasted 8 years. The reality show genre was just popping up in the '90s, especially after the massive ratings and critical success of MTV's The Real World. Children’s programming was also popular, with hit shows like Boy Meets World and Dinosaurs.

What are your favorite programs from the 1990s? Which '90s shows do you have the fondest memories of? This list includes many of the biggest shows from that magical decade.

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1,275 643
Friends is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Friends 1994-2004

The Greatest Sitcoms of the 1990s, Ranked The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

2
847 750
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Seinfeld 1989-1998

3
1,215 391
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

4
903 370
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
CB Ladnier added The Simpsons 1989-present

5
1,044 463
Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Home Improvement 1991-1999

6
1,003 441
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Boy Meets World 1993-2000

7
1,001 508
Full House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Full House 1987-1995

8
564 643
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Law & Order 1990-2010

9
948 458
Saved by the Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Saved by the Bell 1989-1993

10
850 503
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

11
571 662
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The X-Files 1993-2002

12
542 604
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Frasier 1993-2004

13
837 442
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
That '70s Show 1998-2006

14
671 470
Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
mvasilas added Whose Line Line Is It Anyway 1988-1998

15
637 462
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Roseanne 1988-1997

The Best 1990s CBS Shows The Greatest Fictional Singers

16
620 618
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

17
599 531
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

18
688 427
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
birdiejay23 added Family Matters 1989-1998

19
508 556
ER is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
ER 1994-2009

20
535 399
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Cheers 1982-1993

21
491 523
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

22
467 420
The Drew Carey Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
looksharp added The Drew Carey Show 1995-2004

23
496 525
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
King of the Hill 1997-2010

24
419 376
In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
muzziac added In Living Color 1990-1994

25
498 322
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
CB Ladnier added Saturday Night Live 1975-present

26
367 564
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Mad About You 1992-1999

27
557 482
South Park is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
South Park 1997-present

28
312 432
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

29
367 584
Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
birdiejay23 added Baywatch 1989-2001

The Best 1990s Teen Shows The Best Things About Fall

30
422 203
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The Wonder Years 1988-1993

31
365 508
MADtv is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
MADtv 1995-2009

32
305 651
Sex and the City is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Sex and the City 1998-2004

33
469 436
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Will & Grace 1998-2006

34
321 159
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

35
492 507
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Charmed 1998-2006

36
375 466
Beverly Hills, 90210 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
ThinkingNessaja added Beverly Hills, 90210 1990-2000

37
226 563
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Twin Peaks 1990-1991

38
343 214
The King of Queens is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
MarlonLink added The King of Queens 1998-2007

39
260 468
Spin City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Spin City 1996-2002

40
345 524
Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Dawson's Creek 1998-2003

41
220 567
Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Party of Five 1994-2000

42
276 134
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The Golden Girls 1985-1992

43
291 441
Wings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Wings 1990-1997

The Best 1990s NBC Comedy Shows The Best Soccer Players of All Time

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321 141
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Rugrats 1991-2006

45
189 587
Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Melrose Place 1992-1999

46
270 497
Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Just Shoot Me! 1997-2003

47
244 267
Coach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
rtkimble added Coach 1989

48
304 115
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Animaniacs 1993

49
232 203
The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The Nanny 1993

50
270 144
Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked