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The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows 

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List of popular National Geographic Channel shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top National Geographic Channel TV series, both current and canceled series, includes the date when each first aired as well as lists of the casts of actors. The best National Geographic Channel TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on National Geographic Channel, as this list covers the entire history of the network. Many of these favorite National Geographic Channel shows are now available on Disney+.

Built For The Kill and Ultimate Factories are only the beginning of the shows on this list. This list lets you vot on every original National Geographic Channel show ever, and you can sort by any column, even year of release for a list of old National Geographic Channel shows or even unaired National Geographic Channel series. Television fans in different locations grew up with National Geographic Channel on different channels, but most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite National Geographic Channel TV shows sink to the bottom of the list!

The list of top National Geographic Channel television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the National Geographic Channel network, even ones that have had their time or have been cancelled. You may copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you're on.

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Port Protection is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Timbi Porter added Port Protection Jeffrey Johnson

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Reality-TV

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Brain Games is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Ferry73 added Keegan Michael Key, Jason Silva, Neil Patrick Harris

Premiered: 2011, 2019

Genres (Tv): Science, Game show

Brain Games (National Geographic, 2011) is a reality television series that discusses and explores the components of the human brain. Originally hosted by Jason Silva, the show uses experts in ...more
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Cosmos: A Space-Time Ody... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Ferry73 added Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, Stoney Emshwiller

Premiered: 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 2014 American science documentary television series. The show is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl ...more

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The Incredible Dr. Pol ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Charlotte Egyptsy Dawn added The Incredible Dr. Pol
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MegaStructures is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Tom Goodman-Hill, Greg Stebner, Jonathan Hart

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Documentary

MegaStructures is a documentary television series appearing on the National Geographic Channel in the United States and the United Kingdom, Channel 5 in the United Kingdom, France 5 in France, ...more
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Life Below Zero is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Life Below Zero James Franzo, Sue Aikens, Agnes Hailstone

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Life Below Zero is an American documentary television series which illustrates the daily and seasonal activities of subsistence hunters as they make their living in remote areas of Alaska. ...more
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Genius is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Samantha Colley

Genres (Tv): Biography, Period drama, Anthology

Genius (National Geographic, 2017) is an American anthology period drama television series developed by Noah Pink and Kenneth Biller. The first season follows the life of Albert Einstein ...more
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I Didn't Know That is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Science, Documentary

I Didn't Know That is a documentary television show hosted by British industrial scientists Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips. Since 2006, 30 episodes and a "DIY Green" special have ...more
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The Hot Zone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Julianna Margulies, Topher Grace, James D'Arcy

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Drama, Thriller

The Hot Zone (National Geographic, 2019) is an American medical thriller television drama miniseries based on the Richard Preston non-fiction novel of the same name. The six-part limited series ...more
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Seconds From Disaster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Ashton Smith, Richard Vaughn, Richard Vaughan

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Seconds from Disaster is an American documentary television series that first began broadcasting in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant ...more

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Street Genius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
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Mayday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Dylan Ramsey, Stephen Bogaert

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Docudrama, Drama, Documentary

Mayday, also known as Air Crash Investigation in Australia, South Africa, Asia and some European countries, and Air Emergency and Air Disasters in the United States, is a Canadian documentary ...more
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Dog Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Cesar Millan

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Family Film, Reality television

Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan (National Geographic, 2004) is a reality television series that featured dog trainer Cesar Millan's work with problem dogs. The show featured guests' problem ...more

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Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Gordon Ramsey

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Food, Travel, Cooking

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted (National Geographic, 2019) is an American food travelogue television series. Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay travels around the world meeting with indigenous people to ...more
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Live Free or Die is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Live Free or Die

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Reality-TV

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Wicked Tuna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Wicked Tuna

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Wicked Tuna is a reality television series about commercial fishermen based in Gloucester, Massachusetts who fish for the highly controversial Atlantic bluefin tuna. The show covers their work ...more
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Border Wars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Border Wars

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Documentary

Border Wars is an American documentary television series on the National Geographic Channel. The program follows agents of the U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Immigration ...more
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Naked Science is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
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Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Nature, Adventure film, Science, Documentary

Naked Science is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel and ran through November 2011. The program featured various subjects related ...more
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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Documentary

Taboo is a documentary television series that premiered in 2002 on the National Geographic Channel. The program is an educational look into "taboo" rituals and traditions practiced in ...more
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Richard Hammond's Engine... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections Richard Hammond

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Documentary

Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections is a documentary series originally broadcast on the National Geographic Channel, and later on BBC2. It is presented by Richard Hammond, and looks at how ...more
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Yukon Gold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Yukon Gold

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Yukon Gold is a Canadian reality television series produced by Paperny Entertainment that airs on History Television. The series follows four placer mining crews as they search for gold over the ...more
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Ultimate Factories is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Ultimate Factories

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Ultimate Factories also known as Megafactories is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2006 on the National Geographic Channel. The program explores the inner workings of ...more
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Aftermath: Population Ze... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Aftermath: Population Zero

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Speculative fiction, Science Fiction

Aftermath: Population Zero is a two-hour Canadian special documentary film that premiered on Sunday, March 9, 2008 on the National Geographic Channel. The program was produced by Cream ...more
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Wild is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Wild

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Wild is a one-hour American documentary television series that premiered in 2006 on the National Geographic Channel.
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Be the Creature is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best National Geographic Channel TV Shows
Be the Creature Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Non-fiction, Documentary

Be the Creature is a creation of the Kratt Brothers. A wildlife series designed to immerse both the brothers and the viewers in the world of animals, Unlike other Kratt Brothers programs, ...more