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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Live Television TV series.

The very best live television shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest live television shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular live television TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining live television show of all time is. Don't let your favorite live television television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of live television television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

The list you're viewing contains shows like Quiz Call and The Up-Late Game Show.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best live television show of all time?" and "What are the greatest live television shows?"
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Saturday Night Live is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Miguel Nieves added Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson, Seth Meyers
Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, ...more

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Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Tak... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, often referred to simply as Saturday Night Takeaway, is a British television variety show presented and executively produced by Ant & Dec. The show ...more

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Omnibus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Marlon Brando, James Dean
Omnibus is an American, commercially sponsored, educational television series.

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BrainTeaser is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
BrainTeaser was a British game show, first broadcast in 2002, produced by Endemol UK subsidiary Cheetah Productions. BrainTeaser was live, with phone-in viewer puzzles being announced and played ...more

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2008 IIHF World Junior Hockey ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
2008 IIHF World Junior Hockey Gold Final
2008 IIHF World Junior Hockey Gold Final is a sports TV program.

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The Late, Late Breakfast Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
The Late, Late Breakfast Show Noel Edmonds
The Late, Late Breakfast Show was a BBC television light entertainment show broadcast live on Saturday evenings from 4 September 1982 to 25 December 1986. It was presented by Noel Edmonds, ...more

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Live Roulette is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Live Roulette Oreke Mosheshe, Chantel Shafie
Live Roulette is an interactive gaming show which was launched in June 2005. The programme allows people to place their chips on the roulette table by watching online or on TV and phoning the ...more

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Tiswas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Sylvester McCoy, Lenny Henry, Jim Davidson
Tiswas was a Saturday morning children's British television series which ran from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982 and was produced for the ITV network by ATV Network Limited. It was created by ...more

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Kykelikokos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Kykelikokos
Kykelikokos was a weekly Norwegian children's television program that ran from 1996 to 2003. It was the first live children's show ever produced in Norway. It was highly popular, and usually ...more

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The Up-Late Game Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
The Up-Late Game Show
The Up-Late Game Show was a late night interactive television quiz program shown in Australia on Network Ten, written and hosted by Big Brother Australia 2005 contestant Simon Deering, commonly ...more

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Television Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Television Playhouse
Television Playhouse is an American anthology series that was broadcast live on NBC. The series aired from December 4, 1947 to April 11, 1948, generally appearing every third Sunday during it's ...more

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Electric Circus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Electric Circus Amanda Walsh, Rainbow Sun Francks, Rick Campanelli
Electric Circus is a Canadian live dance music television program that aired on MuchMusic and Citytv from September 16, 1988 to December 12, 2003. The name originated from a nightclub that once ...more

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Noel's House Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Noel's House Party Carol Vorderman, Sarah Alexander, Noel Edmonds
Noel's House Party is a BBC television light entertainment show hosted by Noel Edmonds that was broadcast live on Saturday evenings during the 1990s. It was set in a large house in the fictional ...more

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STV Casino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows

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Count Down TV is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Count Down TV
''Count Down TV'' is a Japanese late night music television show, originally broadcast on TBS from 1993 onwards. The program is shown weekly, and features a Japanese music video hit chart ...more

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The Mint is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
The Mint
The Mint was an Australian phone-in quiz show based on the British program of the same name, and broadcast on the Nine Network in selected areas in the late night time slot. The show was filmed ...more

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Quizmania is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Quizmania Brodie Young, Suze Raymond, Nikki Osborne
Quizmania was an Australian phone-in quiz show, based on the British program of the same name, and broadcast on the Nine Network in the late night time slot. The show was produced from Nine's ...more

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Hanamaru Market is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Hanamaru Market

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Your Home is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Your Home
Your Home was an early Australian television show which aired on Sydney station ATN-7 from 3 December 1956 to circa 3 September 1964. It was one of the first series produced by the station. ...more

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Northwest Afternoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Northwest Afternoon
Northwest Afternoon was a local television talk show in the United States. It aired weekdays at 3PM in the Puget Sound area of Washington. It was produced locally by Seattle TV station KOMO-TV ...more

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The Crisis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
The Crisis
The Crisis is an American television series that aired live on NBC from October 5, 1949, to December 28, 1949.

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Live TV Bingo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Live TV Bingo
Live TV Bingo was a British television game show.

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Quizmania is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Quizmania Debbie King, Greg Scott, Chuck Thomas
Quizmania was a popular British interactive game show. The show was devised by Chuck Thomas, Debbie King, and Simone Thorogood and produced by Fremantle Media for Information TV and ITV. ...more

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Play TV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Play TV
Play TV is a late night/early morning phone-in quiz show produced by Telemedia InteracTV and broadcast by TV3 Ireland from May 2009 – March 2010. The show was broadcast live every night of the ...more

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Smart Live Casino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Live Television TV Shows
Smart Live Casino
Smart Live Casino is a British online live casino, launched in May 2007. Smart Live Casino is most popular for their wide range of live casino products. Their live games, which is presented by ...more