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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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1,215 607
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 Best Reality TV Shows Since 2015

2
796 726
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Seinfeld 1989-1998

3
1,159 377
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

4
859 356
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
CB Ladnier added The Simpsons 1989

5
1,014 444
Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Home Improvement 1991-1999

6
968 427
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Boy Meets World 1993-2000

7
966 492
Full House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Full House 1987-1995

8
543 626
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Law & Order 1990-2010

9
920 446
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
825 489
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

11
544 648
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The X-Files 1993-2002

12
518 594
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Frasier 1993-2004

13
809 429
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
That '70s Show 1998-2006

14
649 462
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
622 448
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 Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

16
580 516
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

17
593 599
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

18
668 416
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
birdiejay23 added Family Matters 1989-1998

19
491 542
ER is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
ER 1994-2009

20
515 389
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Cheers 1982

21
477 508
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

22
453 408
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
487 311
Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
CB Ladnier added Saturday Night Live 1975

24
403 363
In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
muzziac added In Living Color 1990

25
476 511
King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
King of the Hill 1997-2010

26
354 550
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Mad About You 1992-1999

27
541 469
South Park is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
South Park 1997-present

28
300 422
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

29
360 573
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 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

30
408 199
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

31
362 496
MADtv is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
MADtv 1995-2009

32
297 637
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
451 427
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Will & Grace 1998-2006

34
297 150
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

35
467 495
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Charmed 1998-2006

36
361 455
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
214 551
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Twin Peaks 1990

38
332 205
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

39
253 460
Spin City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Spin City 1996-2002

40
334 515
Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Dawson's Creek 1998-2003

41
212 557
Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Party of Five 1994-2000

42
262 131
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

43
277 434
Wings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Wings 1990

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44
301 133
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Rugrats 1991

45
182 576
Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Melrose Place 1992-1999

46
261 489
Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Just Shoot Me! 1997-2003

47
232 261
Coach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
rtkimble added Coach 1989

48
289 108
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Animaniacs 1993

49
258 136
Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

50
261 124
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Family Guy 1999