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TV Networks with the Best Shows

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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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    HBO
    2,025
    690

    HBO

    • Westworld
    • Succession
    • Euphoria
    • His Dark Materials
    • Curb Your Enthusiasm
    • True Detective

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  • 2
    Netflix
    1,850
    625
    • Sex Education
    • You
    • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
    • The Witcher
    • Stranger Things
    • Narcos: Mexico
       
  • 3
    AMC
    1,381
    596
    • Better Call Saul
    • The Walking Dead
    • Fear The Walking Dead
    • The Terror
    • Lodge 49
    • NOS4A2

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  • 4
    FX
    972
    562
    • Fargo
    • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    • Pose
    • Mayans M.C.
    • Snowfall
    • American Horror Story

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  • 5
    NBC
    892
    485
    • Saturday Night Live
    • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    • This Is Us
    • Chicago Med
    • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    • The Blacklist

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  • 6
    Fox
    617
    358
    • The Simpsons
    • Bob's Burgers
    • Empire
    • 9-1-1
    • The Resident
    • Family Guy
  • 7
    History
    667
    433
    • Vikings
    • Knightfall
    • Project Blue Book
    • American Pickers
    • Ancient Aliens
    • Pawn Stars
  • 8
    ABC
    874
    609
    • Grey's Anatomy
    • Emergence
    • Modern Family
    • Black-ish
    • The Goldbergs
    • Bless This Mess

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  • 9
    The CW
    912
    732
    • Supernatural
    • The Flash
    • Riverdale
    • Supergirl
    • Charmed
    • Roswell, New Mexico

     

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  • 10
    CBS
    631
    443
    • Blue Bloods
    • NCIS
    • Criminal Minds
    • Hawaii Five-0
    • Mom
    • Young Sheldon
  • 11
    National Geographic Channel
    • Drugs, Inc.
    • Genius
    • Wicked Tuna
    • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
    • Running Wild with Bear Grylls

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  • 12
    Showtime
    711
    668
    • Shameless
    • Homeland
    • Billions
    • Black Monday
    • The Chi
    • Kidding

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  • 13
    FXX
    340
    282
    • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    • Archer
    • Cake
  • 14
    Comedy Central
    • The Daily Show
    • Tosh.0
    • Drunk History
    • Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens
    • South Park
    • Crank Yankers

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  • 15
    Nickelodeon
    • Spongebob Squarepants
    • The Loud House
    • Henry Danger
    • It's Pony
    • Knight Squad
    • ​​​​​​​All That
  • 16
    Amazon
    278
    210
    • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    • The Boys
    • Fleabag
    • Good Omens
    • Jack Ryan
  • 17
    Hulu
    205
    98
    • Marvel's Runaways
    • Ramy
    • Shrill
    • The Handmaid's Tale
    • PEN15
  • 18
    PBS
    392
    371
    • America's Test Kitchen
    • This Old House
    • Masterpiece
    • The Woodwright's Shop
    • Antiques Roadshow
    • Austin City Limits
  • 19
    The History Channel
    • Vikings
    • American Pickers
    • Ancient Aliens
    • Pawn Stars
    • Knightfall
  • 20
    Starz
    387
    371

    Outlander
    Power
    American Gods
    Counterpart
    Black Sails

  • 21
    A&E
    367
    363
    • Hoarders
    • Storage Wars
    • The Frankenstein Chronicles
    • The First 48
    • Live PD
    • Undercover High
  • 22
    Disney+
    • The Mandalorian
    • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
    • Diary of a Future President
    • Marvel's Hero Project
    • The World According to Jeff Goldblum

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  • 23
    BBC America
    • Doctor Who
    • Blue Planet Now
    • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
    • Killing Eve
    • Top Gear America
  • 24
    USA
    416
    417
    • Queen of the South
    • Miz & Mrs.
    • The Purge
    • Dare Me
    • Temptation Island
    • The Biggest Loser
  • 25
    Animal Planet
    • The Secret Life of the Zoo
    • Coyote Peterson: Brave the Wild
    • Crikey! It's the Irwins
    • Dinosaur Planet
    • River Monsters