CBS The Best CBS Shows of All Time  

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"America's Most Watched Network" is the home of modern TV favorites The Big Bang Theory, CSI, and Criminal Minds, but the network has been a favorite for decades. Since its acceptance into homes around the world in the 1950s, television has been a vital part in molding character and asserting social influence. We have watched Elvis and The Beatles perform, and watch the launch of Space shuttles into orbit; television is deeply ingrained into our social lexicon At the time there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women television to rank the best shows on the Columbia Broadcasting system or CBS.

The transmission of moving images through television has allowed the public to live vicariously through stories of imagination and also see themselves reflected in stories more based in reality. From cartoons, to variety programs, to daytime, to comedies, television gives us a myriad of programs for endless entertainment and information. Answering the question, “What is the best CBS show of all time?” this list includes top television shows like "Murphy Brown," "The Carol Burnett Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and "I Love Lucy."

Vote up your favorite CBS shows below or vote down the shows you thought should have been cancelled immediately.

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185 102
M*A*S*H is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
M*A*S*H Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi

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2
194 106
I Love Lucy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
I Love Lucy Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance

3
158 102
All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner

4
155 91
The Carol Burnett Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Carol Burnett Show Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman

5
145 90
The Andy Griffith Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Andy Griffith Show Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts

6
82 33
The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco

7
144 106
Everybody Loves Raymond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Everybody Loves Raymond Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett

8
127 93
The Dick Van Dyke Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Dick Van Dyke Show Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie

9
131 98
The Munsters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Munsters Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis, Yvonne De Carlo

10
152 130
How I Met Your Mother is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
How I Met Your Mother Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders

11
99 84
The Ed Sullivan Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Ed Sullivan Show Ed Sullivan, Bern Bennett, Ralph Paul

12
109 88
60 Minutes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
60 Minutes Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl, Steve Kroft

13
110 101
WKRP in Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
WKRP in Cincinnati Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump, Howard Hesseman

14
109 100
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads

15
112 88
Magnum, P.I. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Magnum, P.I. Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

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16
115 92
Newhart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

17
88 58
Late Show with David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Late Show with David Letterman David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Alan Kalter

18
112 96
The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

19
43 28
NCIS is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

20
35 23
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Dallas Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy

21
100 95
Hawaii Five-O is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong

22
93 89
The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Honeymooners Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows

23
26 9
Frasier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Chuck Powell added Frasier Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce

24
86 92
Hogan's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Hogan's Heroes Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner

25
87 88
Mister Ed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Mister Ed Allan Lane, Alan Young, Connie Hines

26
79 96
Northern Exposure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Northern Exposure Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin

27
84 108
Murphy Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Murphy Brown Candice Bergen, Grant Shaud, Robert Pastorelli

28
92 103
The Nanny is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Nanny Fran Drescher, Charles Shaughnessy, Daniel Davis

29
71 78
Lassie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Lassie June Lockhart, Andy Clyde, Pamelyn Ferdin

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30
84 97
Perry Mason is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Perry Mason Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper

31
73 80
Mission: Impossible is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Mission: Impossible Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris

32
83 94
Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Murder, She Wrote Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak

33
66 91
The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin

34
69 96
Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Lost in Space Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard

35
65 84
In the Heat of the Night is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
In the Heat of the Night Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins, Anne-Marie Johnson

36
71 92
Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Dennis the Menace Mary Wickes, Charles Lane, Jay North

37
29 44
2 Broke Girls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
2 Broke Girls Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris

38
6 4
Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
BabyGirl added Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson

39
1 0
The Mary Tyler Moore Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Curtis Joyce added The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod

40
73 107
Cosby is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Cosby Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug

41
16 32
NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa

42
52 85
Father Knows Best is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Father Knows Best Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue

43
58 98
Kojak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Kojak Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson

44
47 100
Becker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Becker Ted Danson, Hattie Winston, Terry Farrell

45
47 83
The George Burns and Gracie Al... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet

46
53 103
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Chad Allen

47
47 88
Barnaby Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Barnaby Jones Lee Meriwether, Buddy Ebsen, John Carter

48
55 107
Maude is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best CBS Shows of All Time
Maude Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain