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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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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

The Best Shows Currently on the Air The Greatest Doctor Who Companions of All Time

2
636 140
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
727 207
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
460 196
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
359 246
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

6
368 294
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
344 245
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
248 225
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
317 205
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
274 135
History is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
History

Vikings
Pawn Stars
Swamp People
Alone
Ancient Aliens

11
221 223
Comedy Central is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Comedy Central

The Daily Show
Broad City
Workaholics
South Park 

12
231 171
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

13
212 174
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
189 177
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

15
117 101
Fox Television Stations is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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16
177 145
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
176 184
PBS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

18
152 175
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
175 162
Starz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

20
119 128
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

21
93 101
FXX is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

22
58 73
Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

23
163 133
National Geographic Channel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
National Geographic Channel Taboo, Break It Down, World's Toughest Fixes, Hooked, Man Made

24
118 168
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
127 156
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
109 155
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

27
101 152
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

28
96 156
TV Land is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TV Land Andy Griffith Show, Mork & Mindy, Hot in Cleveland, Everybody Loves Raymond

29
94 117
Spike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Spike

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41 29
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

31
93 127
Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible

32
97 166
TLC is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
65 153
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

34
44 97
CNN is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

35
86 131
truTV is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

36
39 48
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

37
52 98
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

38
81 150
Disney Channel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Disney Channel Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up, Jessie, Hannah Montana

39
30 50
Science is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

40
79 164
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
34 86
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

42
22 29
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added The Weather Channel

43
26 60
IFC is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

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18 51
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

45
44 98
Bravo is listed (or ranked) 45 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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10 19
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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9 8
Food network is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

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9 18
BBC Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Entertainment

49
7 18
BBC Two is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Two

50
7 18
BBC Three is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Three