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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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776 218
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

The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

2
626 137
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
718 203
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
452 192
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
354 243
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

6
360 290
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
336 244
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
244 222
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
310 204
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
268 134
History is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
History

Vikings
Pawn Stars
Swamp People
Alone
Ancient Aliens

11
217 220
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 

12
224 170
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

13
208 172
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
185 174
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

15
111 101
Fox Television Stations is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
crsone1 added Fox

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

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16
173 143
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
173 182
PBS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

18
149 174
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
171 161
Starz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

20
118 126
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

21
91 100
FXX is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

22
56 71
Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

23
162 133
National Geographic Channel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
National Geographic Channel Taboo, Break It Down, World's Toughest Fixes, Hooked, Man Made

24
117 167
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
126 156
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
108 155
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

27
100 152
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

28
93 116
Spike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Spike

29
95 156
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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30
40 29
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

31
92 127
Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible

32
64 153
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

33
93 166
TLC is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
43 96
CNN is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

35
85 131
truTV is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

36
38 48
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

37
50 98
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

38
80 149
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

39
30 50
Science is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

40
78 163
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
33 85
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

42
21 29
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added The Weather Channel

43
26 59
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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44
43 97
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

45
17 51
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

46
9 18
BBC One is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC One

47
8 17
BBC Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Entertainment

48
8 8
Food network is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

49
6 18
BBC Two is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Two

50
6 18
BBC Three is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Three