TV The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes  

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List Rules Antiheroes you actually root for - in broadcast and Netflix shows only (no web series)

A detailed list of the most well-liked and loveable TV anti-heroes. The most likeable TV protagonists are listed in order from most popular to least. These ambivalent but likeable anti-heroes of TV can be changed in order of popularity to fit the viewer’s opinions. Or, you can copy to make your very own list of your most favorite TV anti-heroes. This villain list can then be re-arranged to suit your ideas.
 
These ambivalent villains are a mixture of both good and evil and have managed to tug at the viewer’s heartstrings over the years. Do you remember most of these anti-heroes? This list answers the question, “Who are the most popular and likeable antiheroes of television?” Taking you on a road down memory lane, this list allows you to see which anti-heroes of TV were the worst and which were the best villains of TV shows.
 
While some TV protagonists are pure evil, many have a touch of good in them that the viewer can easily see, making the viewer sympathetic towards these quite loveable villains of television series. The viewers can often find themselves wishing only the best results for these sometimes harmless TV villains. This list allows you to choose which television anti-hero you think is the best villain of television.
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2,463 1,109
Tyrion Lannister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones

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2
2,156 1,329
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
1,913 1,601
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
1,686 1,320
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,215 1,387
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
1,604 1,556
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,299 1,152
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,469 749
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

9
1,150 1,007
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

10
995 995
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

11
1,096 1,400
James

12
1,275 949
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Barney Stinson How I Met Your Mother

13
1,026 374
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

14
1,258 1,017
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

15
1,063 816
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Rick Grimes The Walking Dead

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737 999
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

17
1,520 1,283
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
548 846
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

19
1,245 910
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

20
775 632
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

21
470 953
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

22
835 436
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

23
915 285
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

24
784 674
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

25
737 611
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

26
781 840
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

27
702 532
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking bad  

28
730 836
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

29
369 747
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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397 879
Stefan Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Stefan Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

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506 560
Opie Winston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Opie Winston Sons of Anarchy

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781 273
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

33
679 605
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added Eric Cartman South Park

34
396 657
Archie Bunker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Archie Bunker Archie Bunker's Place, All in the Family

35
382 586
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

36
307 724
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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236 743
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added DCI John Luther Luther

38
277 736
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

39
1,130 667
Peter Griffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
CheckinaCoulibaly added Peter Griffin Family Guy

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279 536
Raylan Givens is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LanaYoshii added Raylan Givens Justified

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374 552
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

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892 789
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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301 571
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

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577 264
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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315 258
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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441 246
Batman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

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413 230
Angel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Angel Angel, Buffy the Animated Series

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256 561
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

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384 225
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children

50
466 646
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
BartMark added Lex Luthor Smallville