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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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1,354 481
HBO is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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

2
1,241 311
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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House of Cards
Stranger Things
Narcos
Orange Is the New Black
Bloodline
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Master of None
 

3
1,088 392
AMC is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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

 

4
547 488
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

5
723 373
FX is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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

6
665 504
The CW is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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

7
627 428
ABC is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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

8
572 354
NBC is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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

9
383 402
BBC America is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Doctor Who
Orphan Black
Top Gear

10
464 287
History is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Vikings
Pawn Stars
Swamp People
Alone
Ancient Aliens

11
380 359
Comedy Central is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

The Daily Show
Broad City
Workaholics
South Park 

12
426 310
CBS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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

13
343 214
Fox Television Stations is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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The Simpsons
The X-Files
Married... with Children
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Family Guy

14
291 312
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

The Magicians
Warehouse 13
The Expanse
Battlestar Gallactica​​​​​​​
Face Off

15
326 301
USA Network is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Suits
White Collar
Royal Pains
Monday Night Raw

16
266 271
A&E is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Duck Dynasty
The Glades
Longmire
Criminal Minds
CSI: Miami

17
172 173
Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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Spongebob Squarepants
Rugrats
The Fairly Odd Parents
Hey Arnold
Doug
​​​​​​​All That

18
287 305
Public Broadcasting Service is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Downton Abbey
Masterpiece
Sherlock
The Great British Baking Show
Nova

19
198 195
FXX is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Atlanta
Archer
The Americans
American Horror Story

20
277 275
Starz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

Outlander
Power
American Gods
Counterpart
Black Sails

21
227 225
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Robot Chicken
The Venture Bros.
The Boondocks
Squidbillies
 

22
208 299
TNT is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Rizzoli & Isles
Falling Skies
Major Crimes
Franklin & Bash
Dallas

23
166 238
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Fixer Upper
Property Brothers
Flip or Flop
House Hunters
Love It or List It

24
205 231
Animal Planet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

The Crocodile Hunter
Meerkat Manor
The Most Extreme
River Monsters

25
183 265
TBS is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Cougar Town
Men at Work
Sullivan & Son
Meet the Browns