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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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688 182
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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2
534 117
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
660 178
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

4
408 164
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
325 213
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

6
319 256
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
302 208
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
225 193
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
278 176
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
236 113
History is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

11
200 142
CBS is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
CBS

12
192 195
Comedy Central is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Comedy Central

The Daily Show
Broad City
Workaholics
South Park 

13
179 151
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
165 147
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

15
87 83
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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158 162
PBS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

17
147 128
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
151 140
Starz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

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132 153
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

20
146 117
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

21
82 84
FXX is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

22
107 148
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

23
105 108
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

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98 138
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

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42 53
Nickelodeon (New Zealand) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

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111 143
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

27
90 137
Hgtv is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

28
79 102
Spike is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Spike

29
82 142
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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83 115
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
61 138
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

32
27 17
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

33
37 75
CNN is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

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41 84
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

35
78 118
truTV is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

36
81 155
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

37
74 137
Disney Channel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Disney Channel Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up, Jessie, Hannah Montana

38
27 40
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

39
24 40
Science is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

40
70 151
Hallmark 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
21 48
IFC is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

42
29 73
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

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13 40
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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38 87
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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15 19
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 10
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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2 9
BBC World News is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC World News

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35 154
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 48 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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1 9
BBC Three is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Three

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2 3
BUZZR! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TVscum added BUZZR!