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The Best Live Television Shows Of All Time

Updated September 20, 2021 289 votes 50 voters 11.4k views36 items

List RulesVote up the best non-news shows that air live - or have key episodes where everything you're watching is happening live.

Live television offers a unique sense of excitement - what you're watching on your TV is happening at the exact moment you're seeing it happen (minus any FCC delay). These are the absolute best live television shows, ranked from the most popular to the least based on the number of votes cast for each show by the Ranker community. This list has the most popular live TV shows, from shows with only live episodes to series with only their most important episodes aired live. What are the absolute best live television shows?

Live television shows include everything from daytime talk shows to late-night variety shows. By airing live, these shows offer not only excitement, but the ability to be flexible with current events - although live shows differ notably from live news shows in that their focus is on entertainment more than informing.

 This list features the top live television shows, ranked by your votes, from variety shows older than your parents to competitive reality shows that use modern technology to cast live votes! Included below are shows like America's Got Talent, Saturday Night Live, The Voice, and more. Vote up the best live television shows below and see where your favorites rank.

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List Rules: Vote up the best non-news shows that air live - or have key episodes where everything you're watching is happening live.