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Study: ‘Friends’ voted best TV show of all time over ‘Seinfeld’

Study: ‘Friends’ voted best TV show of all time over ‘Seinfeld’
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A recent study commissioned by YouTube revealed a list of the most popular TV shows of all time… And the results might shock you!

According to 2,000 adults, TV shows from the 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s are considered the best eras for TV, even more than what is on air today.

Out of a list of 35 TV shows, the top two voted for shows include: ‘Friends’ (43%) and ‘Seinfeld’ (40%). With this controversial result in mind, other shows that followed behind include: ‘Game of Thrones’ (37%), ‘Three’s Company’ (36%), ‘Frasier’ (36%), and so on.

According to Kimberly Taylor, product communications manager at YouTube TV, “It’s not surprising to see that so many people still love and watch TV shows from decades ago. There’s a sense of nostalgia and comfort when you watch your favorite older show, but we’re just as excited about all the great TV airing live now. No matter if you like older classics or modern sagas, people want to be able to watch their favorite shows whenever they want.”


Here is the full list of greatest TV shows of all time:

  1. Friends – 43%
  2. Seinfeld – 40%
  3. Game of Thrones – 37%
  4. Three’s Company – 36%
  5. Frasier – 36%
  6. The Office – 36%
  7. MASH – 35%
  8. Battlestar Galactica – 30%
  9. The Simpsons – 29%
  10. The Wire – 28%
  11. Twin Peaks – 27%
  12. Family Guy – 27%
  13. The Sopranos – 26%
  14. Sex and the City – 24%
  15. American Dad – 23%
  16. Law and Order – 23%
  17. Grey’s Anatomy – 23%
  18. Bob’s Burgers – 23%
  19. Community – 21%
  20. Big Brother – 21%

Do you agree with these results?

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