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List Rules The best science TV shows only--no travel or cooking shows.

The best science TV shows not only entertain, but also educate audiences. They’ve been popular among audiences of all ages for decades and show no sign of going away. In fact, they’re getting even more popular as people's desires for learning continue to grow. But which science TV shows are the most popular and are truly worth watching? Find out below, as fans have voted on their favorites.

The very best science TV shows, like Cosmos: A Personal Journey make learning fun and never feel dull. In fact, Cosmos with Carl Sagan was so popular that over twenty years after it aired, a follow up series titled Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey was produced. In the second Cosmos series, Neil deGrasse Tyson explained complicated theories and proofs in an easily digestible way.

For children, good science TV shows provide an excellent alternative to cartoons and animated shows. And it’s not like kids don’t love educational TV shows, as Bill Nye the Science Guy was a popular science show for years. Bill Nye made science fun and not just something a boring part of the ciricculum.

So help people find out which science shows were the best and vote up your favorites, whether from your childhood or not. If you don’t see a science show that you feel should be on the list, feel free to add it. After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive ranking of the best science TV shows.
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Planet Earth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Planet Earth Sigourney Weaver

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Nova is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Nova Jay O. Sanders^! Lance Lewman^! Craig Sechler

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Cosmos: A Personal Voyage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked

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MythBusters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Chris Abraham added MythBusters Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage

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How It's Made is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
How It's Made Mark Tewksbury, Lynne Adams, Brooks Moore

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Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey Neil deGrasse Tyson^! Carl Sagan^! Stoney Emshwiller

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Through the Wormhole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Tomás Isidro Noguera added Through the Wormhole Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Michio Kaku

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Chris Abraham added Bill Nye the Science Guy Bill Nye, Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson

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The Universe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Tomás Isidro Noguera added The Universe Erik Thompson^! Clifford V. Johnson^! Alex Filippenko

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How the Universe Works is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Benjamin Dunn added How the Universe Works

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The Blue Planet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Blue Planet Tania Zaetta^! Sami Lukis^! Don Hany

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The Living Planet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
The Living Planet David Attenborough

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Beakman's World is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Benjamin Dunn added Beakman's World Paul Zaloom, Mark Ritts, Eliza Schneider

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The Planets is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
VideosMusic added The Planets Samuel West - 2017 Science Channel

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Let's Get Inventin' is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Luke Nola added Let's Get Inventin'

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Outrageous Acts of Science is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
VideosMusic added Outrageous Acts Of Science

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Space's Deepest Secrets is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
VideosMusic added Space's Deepest Secrets

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Scientific American Frontiers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Scientific American Frontiers Alan Alda, Woodie Flowers

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Breakthrough is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
Breakthrough Tanya Thompson

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eye of nye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science TV Shows of All Time, Ranked
rosemary-hallett added eye of nye the older, funnier, more complicated version of the science guy