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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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1,235 623
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 Netflix Original Documentary Series

2
813 736
Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Seinfeld 1989-1998

3
1,181 382
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

4
879 361
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
1,026 452
Home Improvement is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Home Improvement 1991-1999

6
984 429
Boy Meets World is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Boy Meets World 1993-2000

7
978 498
Full House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Full House 1987-1995

8
551 632
Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Law & Order 1990-2010

9
931 450
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
835 495
Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

11
553 653
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The X-Files 1993-2002

12
529 597
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Frasier 1993-2004

13
821 435
That '70s Show is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
That '70s Show 1998-2006

14
658 465
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
626 456
Roseanne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Roseanne 1988-1997

The Best 1990s NBC Shows The Greatest Characters We Watched Grow Up on TV

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589 523
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

17
603 607
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

18
679 420
Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
birdiejay23 added Family Matters 1989-1998

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496 547
ER is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
ER 1994-2009

20
523 392
Cheers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Cheers 1982-1993

21
484 513
3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

22
460 412
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

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486 515
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
410 367
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
491 315
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
359 555
Mad About You is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Mad About You 1992-1999

27
547 472
South Park is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
South Park 1997-present

28
305 426
Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

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364 577
Baywatch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
birdiejay23 added Baywatch 1989-2001

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414 200
The Wonder Years is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The Wonder Years 1988-1993

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362 500
MADtv is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
MADtv 1995-2009

32
300 641
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
459 429
Will & Grace is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Will & Grace 1998-2006

34
309 152
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

35
480 498
Charmed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Charmed 1998-2006

36
367 458
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
218 554
Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Twin Peaks 1990-1991

38
338 209
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
256 462
Spin City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Spin City 1996-2002

40
217 560
Party of Five is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Party of Five 1994-2000

41
339 519
Dawson's Creek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Dawson's Creek 1998-2003

42
266 131
The Golden Girls is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The Golden Girls 1985-1992

43
285 436
Wings is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Wings 1990-1997

The Best 1990s Military TV Shows The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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311 134
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Rugrats 1991-2006

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186 579
Melrose Place is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Melrose Place 1992-1999

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266 491
Just Shoot Me! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Just Shoot Me! 1997-2003

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238 263
Coach is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
rtkimble added Coach 1989

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297 109
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
Animaniacs 1993

49
262 138
Unsolved Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked

50
225 199
The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Shows of the 1990s, Ranked
The Nanny 1993