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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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917 284
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
781 171
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
818 246
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
403 303
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

5
534 237
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
438 347
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
402 297
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
283 269
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
366 242
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
257 252
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
319 168
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
266 207
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
170 125
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
233 211
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
207 216
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

16
197 183
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
197 217
PBS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

The Worst TV Theme Songs

18
161 208
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
204 189
Starz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

20
111 124
FXX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

21
145 154
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

22
76 100
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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127 179
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

24
129 197
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
142 178
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
191 149
National Geographic Channel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
National Geographic Channel Taboo, Break It Down, World's Toughest Fixes, Hooked, Man Made

27
108 177
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 Best British Sitcoms of All Time

28
68 179
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

29
113 177
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

30
108 194
TLC is listed (or ranked) 30 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

31
66 123
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

32
62 63
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

The Best TV Shows to Rewatch

33
108 148
Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible

34
103 136
Paramount Network is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Paramount Network

35
98 174
Disney Channel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Disney Channel Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up, Jessie, Hannah Montana

36
51 136
CNN is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

37
54 48
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

28 Creepy Photos Inspired by Children's Nightmares

38
95 152
truTV is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

39
49 107
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

40
82 188
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
42 69
Science is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

42
36 81
IFC is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now

43
21 72
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

44
50 122
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
26 48
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added The Weather Channel

46
19 38
BBC One is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC One

47
17 36
BBC Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Entertainment

48
21 25
Food network is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

49
44 187
Oxygen is listed (or ranked) 49 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

50
12 37
BBC World News is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC World News