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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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
2,146 1,316
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

3
1,897 1,593
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Walter White Breaking Bad

4
1,678 1,315
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes

5
1,204 1,382
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tony Soprano The Sopranos

6
1,594 1,550
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dexter Morgan Dexter, Dexter: Early Cuts

7
1,289 1,143
Jamie Lannister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
DUDEEE added Jamie Lannister Game of Thrones

8
1,459 745
Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

9
1,145 1,002
Jax Teller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Jax Teller Sons of Anarchy

10
987 989
Crowley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Crowley Sherlock Holmes

11
1,090 1,395
James

12
1,266 942
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
1,017 371
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Daryl Dixon The Walking Dead

14
1,254 1,012
Bender is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Bender Futurama

15
1,057 811
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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733 991
Damon Salvatore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Damon Salvatore The Vampire Diaries

17
1,513 1,277
Spike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Spike Buffy the Vampire Slayer

18
547 840
Nucky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire

19
1,241 904
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Stewie Griffin Family Guy

20
771 626
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Perry Cox Scrubs

21
469 946
Don Draper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Don Draper Mad Men

22
832 431
Sandor Clegane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
MatthewGill added Sandor Clegane Game of Thrones

23
783 668
Hawkeye Pierce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H

24
904 282
Dean Winchester is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Dean Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

25
731 606
Bart Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Bart Simpson The Simpsons

26
776 837
Mr. Gold is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Tiara added Mr. Gold Once Upon a Time

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697 528
Jesse Pinkman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
joeykrywucki added Jesse Pinkman Breaking bad  

28
726 830
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hannibal Lecter Hannibal

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367 743
Jack Bauer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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395 874
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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504 556
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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777 269
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Arya Stark Game of Thrones

33
674 602
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Artie_Moon added Eric Cartman South Park

34
396 652
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
382 580
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Beaniebaby added Sam Malone Cheers

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307 717
Doug Ross is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes

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235 737
DCI John Luther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
wiabux added DCI John Luther Luther

38
277 729
Hank Moody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Hank Moody Californication

39
1,126 662
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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277 532
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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574 258
Sam Winchester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Sam Winchester Supernatural, Supernatural The Animation

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373 547
Chibs Telford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
LeatherLion added Chibs Telford Sons of Anarchy

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888 785
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z

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298 567
John Locke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
chalkywhite added John Locke Lost

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438 243
Batman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Batman Batman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, The New Batman Adventures

46
314 254
Saul Goodman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Saul Goodman Breaking Bad

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410 226
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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255 557
Omar Little is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Omar Little The Wire

49
381 221
Al Bundy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
Al Bundy Married... with Children

50
463 643
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Likeable TV Anti-Heroes
BartMark added Lex Luthor Smallville