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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, working to compete with streaming services and video on demand channels.

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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Netflix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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  • Sex Education
  • You
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • The Witcher
  • Stranger Things
  • Narcos: Mexico
     

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HBO is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
HBO
  • Westworld
  • Succession
  • Euphoria
  • His Dark Materials
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • True Detective

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AMC is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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FX is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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NBC is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • This Is Us
  • Chicago Med
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • The Blacklist

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ABC is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Emergence
  • Modern Family
  • Black-ish
  • The Goldbergs
  • Bless This Mess

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The CW is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Supernatural
  • The Flash
  • Riverdale
  • Supergirl
  • Charmed
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History is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Vikings
  • Knightfall
  • Project Blue Book
  • American Pickers
  • Ancient Aliens
  • Pawn Stars

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Fox Television Stations ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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  • The Simpsons
  • Bob's Burgers
  • Empire
  • 9-1-1
  • The Resident
  • Family Guy
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CBS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Blue Bloods
  • NCIS
  • Criminal Minds
  • Hawaii Five-0
  • Mom
  • Young Sheldon
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Showtime is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Shameless
  • Homeland
  • Billions
  • Black Monday
  • The Chi
  • Kidding
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Comedy Central is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • The Daily Show
  • Tosh.0
  • Drunk History
  • Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens
  • South Park
  • Crank Yankers

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National Geographic Chan... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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USA Network is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Queen of the South
  • Miz & Mrs.
  • The Purge
  • Dare Me
  • Temptation Island
  • The Biggest Loser
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Starz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

Outlander
Power
American Gods
Counterpart
Black Sails

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FXX is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Archer
  • Cake
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BBC America is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Doctor Who
  • Blue Planet Now
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
  • Killing Eve
  • Top Gear America
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PBS is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • America's Test Kitchen
  • This Old House
  • Masterpiece
  • The Woodwright's Shop
  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Austin City Limits
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Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • The Loud House
  • Henry Danger
  • It's Pony
  • Knight Squad
  • ​​​​​​​All That
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A&E is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • Hoarders
  • Storage Wars
  • The Frankenstein Chronicles
  • The First 48
  • Live PD
  • Undercover High

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Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • The Magicians
  • Wynonna Earp
  • Van Helsing
  • Alien News Desk

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Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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  • The Venture Brothers
  • Robot Chicken
  • Rick and Morty
  • The Eric Andre Show
  • Squidbillies
  • Joe Pera Talks with You
     
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Hulu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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  • Marvel's Runaways
  • Ramy
  • Shrill
  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • PEN15
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Animal Planet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
  • The Secret Life of the Zoo
  • Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild
  • Crikey! It's the Irwins
  • Dinosaur Planet
  • River Monsters

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Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
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  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Boys
  • Fleabag
  • Good Omens
  • Jack Ryan

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