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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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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

Stars Who Passed on Iconic Hollywood Roles The Best Syfy Original Shows

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569 121
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
679 186
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

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421 175
FX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
FX

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

5
336 222
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

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329 268
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

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312 222
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

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231 203
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
291 182
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
245 122
History is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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205 200
Comedy Central is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Comedy Central

The Daily Show
Broad City
Workaholics
South Park 

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203 154
CBS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
CBS

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186 159
USA Network is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
USA Suits, White Collar, Royal Pains, Monday Night Raw

14
168 155
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

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94 88
Fox Television Stations is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
crsone1 added Fox Television Stations

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161 170
PBS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

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153 133
A&E Television Networks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
A&E Duck Dynasty, The Glades, Longmire, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami

18
159 145
Starz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

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138 161
TNT is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TNT Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Major Crimes, Franklin & Bash, Dallas

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152 122
National Geographic Channel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
National Geographic Channel Taboo, Break It Down, World's Toughest Fixes, Hooked, Man Made

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84 89
FXX is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

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110 155
TBS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TBS Cougar Town, Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Meet the Browns

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109 111
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

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102 143
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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117 147
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

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44 59
Nickelodeon (New Zealand) is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

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94 141
Hgtv is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

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85 105
Spike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Spike

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87 146
TV Land is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TV Land Andy Griffith Show, Mork & Mindy, Hot in Cleveland, Everybody Loves Raymond

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88 119
Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible

31
62 143
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

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30 21
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

33
41 83
CNN is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

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44 91
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

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81 123
truTV is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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86 159
TLC is listed (or ranked) 36 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

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32 43
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

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75 142
Disney Channel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Disney Channel Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up, Jessie, Hannah Montana

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26 44
Science is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

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31 76
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

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23 52
IFC is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

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71 156
Hallmark is listed (or ranked) 42 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

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14 43
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

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40 91
Bravo is listed (or ranked) 44 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

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16 24
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added The Weather Channel

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3 13
BBC One is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC One

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36 159
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 47 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

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2 12
BBC Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Entertainment

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3 3
Food network is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

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2 14
BBC World News is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC World News