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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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837 246
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
695 149
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
764 218
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
485 212
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
378 266
Showtime is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Showtime

Homeland
Dexter
Weeds
Californication
Episodes

6
396 314
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
361 265
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
262 240
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
333 220
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
293 149
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
236 234
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
244 187
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
223 189
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
193 197
Syfy Universal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Syfy Universal

Warehouse 13

15
136 111
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

16
180 162
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
182 198
PBS is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
PBS

The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

18
154 188
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
182 174
Starz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Starz

20
125 136
Adult Swim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Adult Swim

21
97 111
FXX is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
RalphBob added FXX

22
172 140
National Geographic Channel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
National Geographic Channel Taboo, Break It Down, World's Toughest Fixes, Hooked, Man Made

15 Popular TV Shows Sued for Being Rip-Offs

23
62 86
Nickelodeon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
BillyMcKenna added Nickelodeon

24
117 164
Turner Classic Movies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

25
121 178
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
131 166
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
105 162
HGTV is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Hgtv

The Best Streaming Netflix TV Shows

28
101 134
Travel Channel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Travel Channel The Dead Files, Man vs. Food, Hotel Impossible

29
98 165
TV Land is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
TV Land Andy Griffith Show, Mork & Mindy, Hot in Cleveland, Everybody Loves Raymond

30
95 124
Paramount Network is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Redevil added Paramount Network

31
45 37
FX Movie Channel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added FX Movie Channel

32
100 178
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

The Best British Sitcoms of All Time

33
45 54
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Amazon.com

34
67 161
SundanceTV is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Sundance Rectify, The Returned, The Red Road

35
57 106
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added Fox News Channel

36
87 158
Disney Channel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Disney Channel Good Luck Charlie, Shake it Up, Jessie, Hannah Montana

37
48 110
CNN is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
IsooRon added CNN

The Most Shocking TV Deaths of All Time

38
87 140
truTV is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows

39
36 57
Science is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Science

40
40 92
Disney XD is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Tyler Carter added Disney XD

41
78 175
Hallmark Channel is listed (or ranked) 41 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

42
31 68
IFC is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ryan Guy added IFC Comedy Bang! Bang!, Portlandia

The Best TBS Original Shows

43
24 36
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Cathy Hagen added The Weather Channel

44
14 13
Food network is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Ms.green added Food network

45
15 26
BBC One is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC One

46
46 107
Bravo is listed (or ranked) 46 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

47
19 60
Discovery Communications is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
Brody Hillstock added Discovery Communications

48
12 24
BBC Entertainment is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Entertainment

49
8 24
BBC Three is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Three

50
8 25
BBC Two is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Networks with the Best Shows
julian-matthias added BBC Two