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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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1,029 345
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
913 212
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
897 293
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
446 358
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

5
587 280
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
510 388
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
470 337
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
428 269
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
314 308
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
293 285
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
360 202
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
309 238
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 Shows Currently on the Air

13
215 153
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
24
Family Guy

14
264 232
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
226 247
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

16
212 207
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
218 243
PBS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

The Best Simpsons Non-Human Characters

18
227 209
Starz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

19
175 231
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
122 147
FXX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

21
162 171
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

22
98 121
Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

16 Popular TV Shows Sued for Being Rip-Offs

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138 199
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

24
146 214
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
121 194
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

26
154 192
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
124 196
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 Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time

28
121 211
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
209 167
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
115 155
Paramount Network is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Paramount Network

31
74 196
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

32
110 196
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 Funniest TV Shows of All Time

33
81 77
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

34
97 200
Hallmark Channel is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
113 167
Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible

36
68 60
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

37
105 165
truTV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

The Most Historically Important Perverts Of All Time

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63 154
CNN is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

39
75 143
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

40
58 121
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

41
29 65
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added The Weather Channel

42
49 84
Science is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

43
41 95
IFC is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

44
62 134
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
30 35
Food network is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

46
50 201
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
22 90
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

48
14 80
Laff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RichardBeecher added Laff

49
34 63
Freeform is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

50
17 42
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