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The Best CBS Shows of All Time

Updated November 5, 2020 16.9k votes 1.5k voters 28.8k views75 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on CBS.

"America's Most Watched Network" is the home of long-running favorites The Big Bang Theory, CSI, and Criminal Minds, but the network has had long-running favorites since it began. This list of the top current and canceled CBS shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best CBS TV shows of all time includes old CBS shows, as this list covers the entire history of the Columbia Broadcasting System. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list,

In the beginning, there were only three channels - ABC, NBC, and CBS and CBS is still home to some of the best shows on television today. Answering the question, “What is the best CBS show of all time?” this list includes old favorites like M*A*S*H and I Love Lucy, as well as more recent shows like How I Met Your Mother and Survivor.

What are the best CBS TV series ever? Vote up the best CBS shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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  • 1
    The Andy Griffith Show
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    161

    The Andy Griffith Show

    Andy Griffith, Ron Howard

    Premiered1960

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  • 2
    I Love Lucy
    343
    199

    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Premiered1951

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  • 3
    M*A*S*H
    343
    213

    M*A*S*H

    Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers

    Premiered1972

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  • 4
    All in the Family
    279
    186

    All in the Family

    Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton

    Premiered1971

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  • 5
    The Carol Burnett Show
    278
    171

    The Carol Burnett Show

    Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence

    Premiered1967

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  • 6
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    237
    165

    The Dick Van Dyke Show

    Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore

    Premiered1961

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  • 7
    The Big Bang Theory
    301
    228

    The Big Bang Theory

    Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons

    Premiered2007

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  • 8
    NCIS
    210
    138

    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2003

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  • 9
    Everybody Loves Raymond
    267
    202

    Everybody Loves Raymond

    Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton

    Premiered1996

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  • 10
    The Ed Sullivan Show
    178
    154

    The Ed Sullivan Show

    Ed Sullivan, Bern Bennett

    Premiered1948

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  • 11
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    141
    91

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner

    Premiered1970

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  • 12
    How I Met Your Mother
    302
    271

    How I Met Your Mother

    Josh Radnor, Jason Segel

    Premiered2005

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  • 13
    Magnum, P.I.
    217
    151

    Magnum, P.I.

    Tom Selleck, John Hillerman

    Premiered1980

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  • 14
    Hawaii Five-O
    186
    164

    Hawaii Five-O

    Jack Lord, James MacArthur

    Premiered1968

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  • 15
    The Honeymooners
    176
    164

    The Honeymooners

    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney

    Premiered1955

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  • 16
    60 Minutes
    183
    175

    60 Minutes

    Andrew Rooney, Lesley Stahl

    Premiered1968

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  • 17
    The Munsters
    229
    174

    The Munsters

    Fred Gwynne, Al Lewis

    Premiered1964

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  • 18
    Criminal Minds
    144
    102

    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Premiered2005

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  • 19
    The Twilight Zone
    151
    67

    The Twilight Zone

    Rod Serling, Robert McCord

    Premiered1959

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  • 20
    Newhart
    181
    162

    Newhart

    Bob Newhart, Mary Frann

    Premiered1982

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  • 21
    Hogan's Heroes
    154
    161

    Hogan's Heroes

    Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer

    Premiered1965

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  • 22
    Late Show with David Letterman
    155
    151

    Late Show with David Letterman

    David Letterman, Paul Shaffer

    Premiered2011

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  • 23
    Mission: Impossible
    133
    136

    Mission: Impossible

    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain

    Premiered1966

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  • 24
    WKRP in Cincinnati
    181
    189

    WKRP in Cincinnati

    Gary Sandy, Gordon Jump

    Premiered1978

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  • 25
    The Jeffersons
    151
    181

    The Jeffersons

    Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley

    Premiered1975

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