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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

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1,000 237
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
 

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944 316
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

 

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467 399
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

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619 310
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

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553 417
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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521 357
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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471 296
NBC is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
NBC

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

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330 334
BBC America is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BBC America

Doctor Who
Orphan Black
Top Gear

10
314 300
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 

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386 218
History is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
History

Vikings
Pawn Stars
Swamp People
Alone
Ancient Aliens

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334 251
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 Best Anime Streaming on Netflix

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239 174
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
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Family Guy

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279 248
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

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238 264
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

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225 222
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

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231 256
PBS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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233 225
Starz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

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184 245
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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129 157
FXX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

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114 131
Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

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177 182
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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154 223
TBS is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TBS Cougar Town, Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Meet the Browns

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141 211
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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132 202
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

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163 201
Animal Planet is listed (or ranked) 26 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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134 206
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

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132 221
TLC is listed (or ranked) 28 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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218 173
National Geographic Channel is listed (or ranked) 29 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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123 165
Paramount Network is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Paramount Network

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79 205
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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123 205
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 HBO Dramas of All Time

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91 83
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

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118 173
Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible

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74 66
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

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111 170
truTV is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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99 211
Hallmark Channel is listed (or ranked) 37 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

The Most Historically Important Perverts Of All Time

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68 166
CNN is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

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65 131
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

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80 154
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

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53 87
Science is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

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33 72
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added The Weather Channel

The Best CW Shows

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45 99
IFC is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

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68 140
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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35 40
Food network is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

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25 95
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

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52 207
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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44 66
Freeform is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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16 84
Laff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RichardBeecher added Laff

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15 100
Oprah Winfrey Network is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Nicole L Harrell added Oprah Winfrey Network