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TV Networks with the Best Shows

Updated April 13, 2020 39.3k votes 5.3k voters 150.4k views59 items

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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  • Netflix1
    1,885
    637
    • Sex Education
    • You
    • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
    • The Witcher
    • Stranger Things
    • Narcos: Mexico
       
  • HBO2
    2,060
    703

    HBO

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

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  • AMC3
    1,404
    603
    • Better Call Saul
    • The Walking Dead
    • Fear The Walking Dead
    • The Terror
    • Lodge 49
    • NOS4A2

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  • FX4
    993
    563
    • Fargo
    • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    • Pose
    • Mayans M.C.
    • Snowfall
    • American Horror Story

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  • NBC5
    908
    491
    • Saturday Night Live
    • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    • This Is Us
    • Chicago Med
    • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
    • The Blacklist

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  • Fox6
    630
    368
    • The Simpsons
    • Bob's Burgers
    • Empire
    • 9-1-1
    • The Resident
    • Family Guy
  • History7
    679
    445
    • Vikings
    • Knightfall
    • Project Blue Book
    • American Pickers
    • Ancient Aliens
    • Pawn Stars
  • ABC8
    886
    618
    • Grey's Anatomy
    • Emergence
    • Modern Family
    • Black-ish
    • The Goldbergs
    • Bless This Mess

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  • The CW9
    931
    739
    • Supernatural
    • The Flash
    • Riverdale
    • Supergirl
    • Charmed
    • Roswell, New Mexico

     

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  • CBS10
    648
    448
    • Blue Bloods
    • NCIS
    • Criminal Minds
    • Hawaii Five-0
    • Mom
    • Young Sheldon
  • National Geographic Channel11
    • Drugs, Inc.
    • Genius
    • Wicked Tuna
    • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
    • Running Wild with Bear Grylls

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  • Showtime12
    723
    674
    • Shameless
    • Homeland
    • Billions
    • Black Monday
    • The Chi
    • Kidding

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  • FXX13
    351
    285
    • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    • Archer
    • Cake
  • Comedy Central14
    • The Daily Show
    • Tosh.0
    • Drunk History
    • Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens
    • South Park
    • Crank Yankers

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  • Hulu15
    224
    99
    • Marvel's Runaways
    • Ramy
    • Shrill
    • The Handmaid's Tale
    • PEN15
  • Nickelodeon16
    • Spongebob Squarepants
    • The Loud House
    • Henry Danger
    • It's Pony
    • Knight Squad
    • ​​​​​​​All That
  • Amazon17
    285
    214
    • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    • The Boys
    • Fleabag
    • Good Omens
    • Jack Ryan
  • The History Channel18
    • Vikings
    • American Pickers
    • Ancient Aliens
    • Pawn Stars
    • Knightfall
  • Starz19
    397
    373

    Outlander
    Power
    American Gods
    Counterpart
    Black Sails

  • PBS20
    397
    375
    • America's Test Kitchen
    • This Old House
    • Masterpiece
    • The Woodwright's Shop
    • Antiques Roadshow
    • Austin City Limits
  • Disney+21
    • 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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  • USA22
    424
    420
    • Queen of the South
    • Miz & Mrs.
    • The Purge
    • Dare Me
    • Temptation Island
    • The Biggest Loser
  • BBC America23
    • Doctor Who
    • Blue Planet Now
    • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
    • Killing Eve
    • Top Gear America
  • Adult Swim24
    • The Venture Brothers
    • Robot Chicken
    • Rick and Morty
    • The Eric Andre Show
    • Squidbillies
    • Joe Pera Talks with You
       
  • A&E25
    372
    369
    • Hoarders
    • Storage Wars
    • The Frankenstein Chronicles
    • The First 48
    • Live PD
    • Undercover High