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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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1,087 364
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

2
964 228
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
925 305
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
459 382
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

5
607 296
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

6
535 404
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
500 350
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
458 282
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

9
325 321
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
305 293
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 

11
374 211
History is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
History

Vikings
Pawn Stars
Swamp People
Alone
Ancient Aliens

12
324 245
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

Child Actors Who Tragically Died Young

13
230 164
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

14
274 239
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

15
233 256
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

16
220 218
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
227 252
PBS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

The Best HBO TV Shows

18
231 219
Starz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

19
181 239
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
126 154
FXX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

21
110 126
Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

22
173 176
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

The Best British Sitcoms of All Time

23
140 206
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

24
129 198
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

25
149 221
TBS is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TBS Cougar Town, Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Meet the Browns

26
131 201
TV Land is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TV Land Andy Griffith Show, Mork & Mindy, Hot in Cleveland, Everybody Loves Raymond

27
159 197
Animal Planet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Animal Planet The Crocodile Hunter, Meerkat Manor, The Most Extreme, River Monsters

16 Popular TV Shows Sued for Being Rip-Offs

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128 218
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

29
212 170
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

30
117 162
Paramount Network is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Paramount Network

31
76 201
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

32
117 200
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

Netflix Shows People Are Bingeing The Fastest

33
88 80
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

34
116 170
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

35
98 205
Hallmark Channel is listed (or ranked) 35 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

36
107 169
truTV is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

37
69 64
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

48 Totally Weird Medical Drawings Google Thinks You Need

38
66 162
CNN is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

39
63 125
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

40
77 151
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

41
44 97
IFC is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

42
31 70
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 Current TV Shows No One Is Watching

43
50 86
Science is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

44
65 138
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
33 39
Food network is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

46
52 204
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 46 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

47
24 93
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

48
15 82
Laff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RichardBeecher added Laff

49
40 66
Freeform is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

50
18 49
ION Television is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
princ3ss.13 added ION Television Flashpoint, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, Psych