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List of the TV networks with the best programming, ranked by content consumers. Is modern television better than film? Movie stars are stepping down from the silver screen to star in award-winning TV shows. Which channels have the best of the bunch? As competition increases, cable companies, and premium networks are producing some of the best series the world has ever seen. 
 
What channels have the best shows? This list discusses the best programming from popular North American networks, including the names of the original series they air. No matter what genre you’re craving, one of these top networks will have the right shows for you.
 
This list features the best U.S. networks with best programming, including: HBO, NBC, Showtime, TBS, AMC, Fox, FX, and more.

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984 315
HBO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
HBO

Game of Thrones
The Sopranos
True Detective
Silicon Valley
True Blood
Girls
The Wire

2
859 194
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Allan Hviid Jensen added Netflix

House of Cards
Stranger Things
Narcos
Orange Is the New Black
Bloodline
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Master of None
 

3
861 272
AMC is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
AMC

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
The Walking Dead
The Killing
Better Call Saul

 

4
424 338
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

5
567 260
FX is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
FX

Justified
Sons of Anarchy
Archer
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

6
479 372
The CW is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
The CW

The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural
Arrow
Beauty and the Beast
Hart of Dixie

7
439 324
ABC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
ABC

Grey's Anatomy
Once Upon a Time
Scandal
Modern Family
Castle

8
301 292
BBC America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BBC America

Doctor Who
Orphan Black
Top Gear

9
397 255
NBC is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
NBC

Seinfeld
Saturday Night Live
Parks and Recreation
Friends
This Is Us
Law & Order

10
281 268
Comedy Central is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Comedy Central

The Daily Show
Broad City
Workaholics
South Park 

11
340 185
History is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
History

Vikings
Pawn Stars
Swamp People
Alone
Ancient Aliens

12
286 226
CBS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
CBS

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
NCIS
Criminal Minds
The Big Bang Theory
The Amazing Race

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

13
195 141
Fox Television Stations is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
crsone1 added Fox

The Simpsons
The X-Files
Married... with Children
24
Family Guy

14
252 220
USA Network is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
USA Suits, White Collar, Royal Pains, Monday Night Raw

15
217 232
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

16
201 199
A&E is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
A&E Duck Dynasty, The Glades, Longmire, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami

17
211 229
PBS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

18
167 221
TNT is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TNT Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Dallas

19
212 204
Starz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

20
90 108
Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

21
157 162
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

22
121 137
FXX is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

16 Popular TV Shows Sued for Being Rip-Offs

23
134 189
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

24
138 207
TBS is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TBS Cougar Town, Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Meet the Browns

25
149 185
Animal Planet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Animal Planet The Crocodile Hunter, Meerkat Manor, The Most Extreme, River Monsters

26
201 159
National Geographic Channel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
National Geographic Channel Taboo, Break It Down, World's Toughest Fixes, Hooked, Man Made

27
116 187
TV Land is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TV Land Andy Griffith Show, Mork & Mindy, Hot in Cleveland, Everybody Loves Raymond

The Greatest Game Shows of All Time

28
72 188
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

29
118 201
TLC is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TLC Say Yes to the Dress, The Little Couple, What Not to Wear, Cake Boss, A Baby Story

30
72 70
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

31
118 186
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

32
106 185
Disney Channel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Disney Channel Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up, Jessie, Hannah Montana

The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows

33
113 156
Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible

34
108 148
Paramount Network is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Paramount Network

35
72 132
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

36
63 52
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

37
100 160
truTV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

16 Celebrity Drug Overdoses We Should Have Seen Coming

38
56 145
CNN is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

39
54 116
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

40
90 195
Hallmark Channel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hallmark Accidentally in Love, Before You Say 'I Do', Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door

41
46 77
Science is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

42
56 129
Bravo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tom Derr added Bravo Top Chef, Flipping Out, The Millionaire Matchmaker, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The Best Anime Series of All Time

43
39 89
IFC is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

44
21 81
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

45
27 29
Food network is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

46
47 193
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Oxygen Absolutely Fabulous, The Glee Project, Nighty Night, I've Got a Secret, Bad Girls Club

47
27 57
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added The Weather Channel

48
9 33
BUZZR! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TVscum added BUZZR!

49
12 71
Laff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RichardBeecher added Laff

50
10 83
Oprah Winfrey Network is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Nicole L Harrell added Oprah Winfrey Network