Best Television Channels

The Top Ten

1 Cartoon Network Cartoon Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

Cartoon Network is the best channel ever

It is the best channel for kids, but it can still be enjoyed by older viewers. Ed, Edd, and Eddy, Adventure Time, Teen Titans, Dexter's Laboratory, Regular Show, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Codename: Kids Next Door, Chowder, Total Drama, Samurai Jack, Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Cow and Chicken, Camp Lazlo, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, and so much more.

Half of these shows aren't even on anymore! You should rethink what you said!

I absolutely love Cartoon Network!

Cartoon Network, you loved it's older shows and newer ones. Sure it went a bit downhill in 2009 with CN real, but it's regained itself. I'd much rather watch this station than some other crummy ones that have to do with making video diaries, two underage builders making stupid inventions and never getting busted, an alien living on earth, or about a disturbed kid and a talking snake that have a disgusting sense of humor. Cartoon Network rocks!


Not only is HBO a truly spectacular channel, it is also one of the most important channels in all of pop culture. It revolutionize the monthly premium channel model with no commercials, big feature presentation of many films (old and new), and some of the best T.V. shows ever produced or aired.

It's a great channel it shows boys movies and also girls it's the best movie/television channel I know that HBO rocks and this is the best channel ever I know and ii like this channel a lot because it is the best for years HBO is a brilliant channel ever created on television. Not only does it provide tons of gold and new flicks, most of them are good, and some great intermissions with a good overall look of upcoming flicks, but also provides some great shows- I'm looking at you Game of Thrones-with low commercial issues and a cool name. Must own channel.


Pretty clear which one is the best - iliekpiez


ABS CBN dominates every filipino's family and heart. The actors are seasoned with skills, attitude and humility. They remained to be the standard and the rest only follows. The management knows how to play their cards well by providing only superb and exceptional talents that showcase the real Filipino values and talents to the world. They are also not afraid to expose fresh talents and give breaks to those who waits. They are the leader to beat in news casting especially in giving the people live telecast from regional group to international high definition coverage living their mission IN THE SERVICE OF THE FILIPINO WORLDWIDE. You already know what to watch in every cinema just by their actors' names they don't need nametags. The movies produced by them are super mega blockbuster. The albums and concerts of their artists are sold-out just by the first selling day. What makes them far and unreachable even by inch by their imitator which is GMA7 is their humility by letting the people ...more

Their advocacy of bringing entertainment, values and oneness to the Filipino people all over the world through their slogan "In the service of the Filipino people" is undeniably fulfilled..

ABS-CBN is the no. 1 channel not just here in the Philippines because ABS-CBN is serving more people world wide, not to mention their different world class award and even national awards in different giving bodies, but the quality of their service around the world. their precious and shining talents are very convincing when it comes to acting, singing and dancing and so on. unlike other network which is gma that made its highly anticipated record worldwide as the no. 1 worst T.V. network.

They are the best channel

4 Nickelodeon Nickelodeon is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977, and is owned by Viacom through Viacom Media Networks and based in New York City.

What used to be the best channel ever turned into a heaping pile of crap, they took away all the classics, got rid of the splat logo, got rid of the slime and got rid of the game shows, SpongeBob was good until 2004, it went downhill and became mean spirited, The Fairly OddParents was good until 2009, as Poof was born, the creators retired and new ones got hired and put the show to overdriven repetitive brattiness, All of the early sitcoms from the 90's to 2013 got cancelled and were replaced with bad ones that teach people nothing but crap and have no plot or comedy, The only good shows we have nowadays, and they're new, are, Every Witch Way, 100 Things To Do Before High School (A Pilot was made and new episodes should come soon this year) and Harvey Beaks (Much less butt jokes than Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners), Other than those shows, Nick is really ready to die. - nelsonerico6

I like the animacion if this Channel the only shows I love is spongebob squarepants and the loud house

Spongebob and Loud House are the Best. - 23windomt

I love Nickelodeon. It has everything for everyone- George Lopez, Friends, and That 70's Show for adults on Nick at Nite, iCarly, Drake and Josh, and Victorious for teens, SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents and Invader Zim for the kiddies, and Dora, Max and Ruby, and Team Umizoomi for babies and toddlers on Nick Jr. - bubbles1111

Nickelodeon is going downhill, from 2002 and ahead, with Nick Studio 10, which always interrupted our shows every 7.5 minutes and dropped the channel's ratings by 30% making Disney Channel better, and Disney Channel gone downhill too after Wizards of Waverly Place, now they're desolate channels, but then on January 1, 2014, Every Witch Way came on, and that's an awesome show and considered the last show on Nick that is good.

5 Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel, my second love after National Geographic

Who needs school when you have National Geographic and Discovery Channel. - 23windomt


This channel is the most educational, entertaining and amazing channel I've ever watched. The producers of this show pay tons.. And I mean Tons of money to make the shows that we love happen. Mythbusters is my favorite show ever and throughout the years I have learned from discovery channel perhaps more than school.
Now I know a lot of interesting facts and info that very small portion of people know. It's something to be proud of

6 Comedy Central

South Park and Tosh. 0 FTW - TheNewGuy132

tosh.o daily show colbert report south park ugly americans enough said tosh.o! - tonses


Impractical jokers, friends, weekly movies, two and a half men what more could you want?


Two Words: Family Guy - 23windomt

Because of Simpsons.

The best comedy and animated series which include The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show, Raising Hope and the sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter. FOX also has Napoleon Dynamite (animated series) coming and The Flintstones remake in 2013. FOX also has The X Factor USA. - tBrandley

Good Programming - 23windomt

8 ESPN ESPN Inc. is an American sports media conglomerate owned by Disney Media Networks, a division of The Walt Disney Company, with Hearst Communications as an equity stakeholder. It owns various sports broadcasting operations, including cable channels, a sports radio network, an accompanying website, and more.

I know this is going to sound crazy but I do not like sports I'm more of a cartoon person I do not hate sports it's just boring but any of you sport buddies out there you can watch it I will give it a 9/10 for you but for me I'm either going to give the channel a 7/10 or a 6/10.

The most watched sports channel in America. It has sports like Hockey, English Premier League Soccer, NFL Football and more. - tBrandley

How could it not be number #1 it has pro-sports

It is the best Channel because it has NBA


A Pup Named Scooby Doo. - GehennaTheSecond

Goldbergs and Schooled are the best - 23windomt

ABC family, definitely. They have absolutely the best shows. The secret life of the American teenager, make it or break it, and best of all... PRETTY LITTLE LIARS!

How is ABC at number 18?! That's the channel that gave us The Flintstones, The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Three's Company, Full House, Home Improvement, Boy Meets World, and George Lopez. ABC is number 1!

10 BBC One

Three words; Strictly Come Dancing

The Best!

DOCTOR WHO! SHERLOCK! And all those crime series! British drama is just so.. so.. amazing! And of course the documentaries, among the best in the world.

I pity all these stupid Americans who think that Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network are better channels than BBC One (clearly us Brits have to right that wrong)

The Contenders

11 CBS

Two Words: The Neighborhood - 23windomt

Best show because Big Bang Theory (currently best comedy) following by a prequel (Young Sheldon) they have NCIS (lots of people love), Happy Together, and The Neighborhood are some really good sitcoms and it is currently home of the Super Bowl.

Literally the onlt T.V. channel I watch (other than nbc and some Disney) - Luckys

CBS is the best, but the icons for this is the CBS PRODUCTIONS logo.

12 AMC

The walking dead, breaking bad, and much more great shows. Many great shows on this channel

Breaking Bad. Mad Men. The Walking Dead. The best shows on air.

The best shows and actors I have ever seen a T.V. station have. It has an edgy touch to each show that makes it unique.

Automatically gets my vote because of Breaking Bad. Nothing compares.

13 Cinemax

Cinemax used to be a real good channel in the 80's and even the 90's with a good choice of movies, but now it seems that all they have is the same boring stuff all the time. But what keeps us subscribing is NO LOGOS thank you HBO

Good for older movies wathching

14 NBC

Three Words: America's Got Talent - 23windomt

Why is it even on the list when it cancelled cartoons for no reason in 2016

This American channel has great drama, news programs and a few comedies. - tBrandley

I love nbc is the best Chanel

15 Boomerang

They still air baby looney tunes, I hate them

It the best. It airs Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, Scooby Doo, Regular Show, and Smurfs. - 23windomt

Boomerang is the channel for all ages because I shows all the shows that the adults watched growing up. And kids get to see what the shows were like back in the day. It features Scooby Doo, Huckleberry Finn, The Flinstones, Tom and Jerry, and more!

Boomerang used to be a good channel until they cancelled all of the Hannah Barbera classics, and even worse, They rebranded it and even gave the logo a crappy look, it's not the Boomerang logo anymore, it's a box of crap. - nelsonerica

16 Nicktoons

Nicktoons is bad now. It just airs reruns of trashy shows like Sanjay and Craig, Breadwinners, Fairly OddParents (with Chloe), and countless reruns of Spongebob. Why can't it just air some reruns of Danny Phantom, My Life as a Teenage Robot, Invader Zim, El Tigre, or Catscratch - 23windomt

Another Nick program that's 24 hours each every day and the good news is there's no nick jr shows to ruin this channel like they did to the original nick I swear of god I am gonna tear every nick jr shows their puny non manly or muscular body limb to limb and SMASH THEM ALL AND I WILL SAY DIE ALREADY ITS LIKE AN ANIMAL FARM IN HERE FOR GOD SAKES! Because they are boring and sorry for what I said I am full of stress and I really 100 percent hate nick jr and I sound like hulk now HULK SMASH NICK JR!

They got rid of the Nicktoons and replaced them with the new cartoons that have potty humor. - nelsonerico6

Nicktoons was an awesome channel back then, they had all of the classics and the most popular shows, SpongeBob SquarePants (Seasons 1 to 3) and The Fairly OddParents (Seasons 1 to 7), but then, Nick got rid of all the classics and put the crappy shows on Nicktoons, they have too many butt and fart jokes and are too violent and they don't teach you anything right, Glad it's so low on the list. - nelsonerica

It was good until they reran the bad shows and eventually, they moved the 90's programs to TeenNick, What's also worse is that they started putting live-action shows on it, like The Haunted Hathaways, The Power Rangers shows and Henry Danger, The channel has gone WAY downhill just like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, If you want to watch a really good channel, go to BBC.

17 Disney XD Disney XD is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Disney Channels Worldwide unit of the Disney–ABC Television Group, itself a unit of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

At least it has reruns of Phineas and Ferb - 23windomt

i like it

I love Disney

This channel is just way too low on this list.

18 Animal Planet

This is the best because I love learning about Animals - 23windomt

I love you Animal Planet!! You have good shows like Dogs 101, Pet Star, Untamed and Uncut, and the best of all...... IT'S ME OR THE DOG!!! - Stephen2

Animal Planet should be number 1! Not Comedy Central it's crap. To me they never had good shows. Animal Planet Rocks! Comedy Central sucks! - Stephen2

First of all a lot of people will have different opinions on comedy central. second of all I personally like animal planet its good for people to watch!

I love this channel personally because I love nature and animals! It has educational shows and many entertaining things!

19 National Geographic Channel

National Geographic would be considered the gateway to the edge of the knowledges.

I love National Geographic most. Discovery Channel come the second.

This channel is the best and knowledgable - 23windomt

No one but one national geographic

20 BBC Three

The bbc need to bring bbc three back - Weirdest-thing

It's the best because animations like Family Guy and American Dad! Are the best

I watched Top Gear there, too.

It's closed now

21 Disney Channel

Disney Channel? Really? Who put this here? Disney Channel used to be good, but now it's complete crap!

Nickelodeon has gotten worse, it has only one good show while Disney Channel has three good shows, also, Nickelodeon's ratings dropped by 30% and is no longer the #1 entertainment kids' channel, now Disney Channel is. - nelsonerico6

Suite life on deck is the best so get you butts up start voting for Disney Channel if you don't I will find you lets to number one I will kick anyone s butt who will not vote for it except teenagers I can see why teenagers don't like it because they are in to different stuff like mtv and that mess so just start voting kids if I am going to find you and get you just vote apply and just for Disney Channel I will really be upset about who will not vote for it its just like voting for president you have two candidates vote for one and reminds me vote obama please! - custmize11

This channel have shows like Phineas and ferb Good Luck Charlie and Jessieso enjoy your long or short life but I really don't care about your life not to offend you but watch phineas and ferb all pretty soon maybe all over 200 episodes will change your life and there's gonna be a new episode called phineas and ferb mission marvel its awesome and all of those episode make a reference of a lot of comedies talk shows songs movies books cartoons people famous lines and characters like spiderman for like the 5th time

The only good shows they ever had were Phineas and Ferb, Gravity Falls, Good Luck Charlie, The Suite Life on Deck, Girl meets world, Stuck in the middle, best friends whenever and Wizards of Wizardly Place. All they have now is annoying teen dramas like Jessie, ANT farm, Shake it Up and other crap

22 Gold

For a channel that shows endless repeats for programmes such as Only Fools And Horses and Last Of The Summer Wine, you can't go wrong.

Best comedies ever seen on T.V. just so good better than most stuff on T.V. it will brighten your day

23 BBC Two

Former home of The Apprentice and Great British Bake Off

This Has Top Gear, Mock the Week and QI.

24 Showtime


Its more fun in the Philippines

The Borgias and Dexter, the best T.V. shows!

It's the best noon time show ever.

25 Dave

All my favourite programs, red dwarf, top gear, storage hunters, RH good news, and many more!

26 TBS

Two Words: AMERICAN DAD - 23windomt

the FUNNIEST channel out there! family guy, king of queens, my name is earl, the office, my boys, bill engvall, house of payne, fresh prince f bel air, home improvement, saved by the bell. Plus they show awesome movies. Wachin yet? - LightningFast4

There is one show that keeps me on this channel, and always will. Seinfeld. IT'S AWESOME


it's great...all the best t.v. shows. - jwileson

27 ITV

You know the feeling when it's the 70s?
And there are only three channels?
And only one of them's worth it? - Rocko

You're right, Present day BBC One was definite a legitimate choice - mcvito

It's good as well

Britain's Got Talent, The Chase, X Factor, Good Morning Britain and more enjoyable shows for the family. - lizard302

A great selection of programmes offering television for everyone, great idents and branding accompanies this.

28 truTV

I like top funniest and impractical jokers

Move truTV up higher. Impractical jokers is the best show on television!

Best channel ever! Peace from Tunisia

Its main purpose is Impractical Jokers.

29 FOX NEWS Fox News Channel is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

The best..

Least biased? I want some of what you're smoking

Fair and balanced, least biased news channel out there.. That's all that is needed to be said..

You hear both sides, you decide.

30 BBC

No advertising.

Yeah but remember in the 90s after school kids shows. (shame Grange Hill classic was before I was born)
Top of the Pops.

The BBC is the worlds biggest television broadcaster. It is also one of the most well known, expensive, and diverse. It not only broadcast T.V. bust also radio and has a website for nearly everything including the voted as the worlds most reliable news broadcaster BBC news, BBC bitesize an amazing tool for kids and teenagers to use for revision, BBC sport, food, world, America, uktv, ww1, history, arts, music, iplayer, CBBC and cebebies which were also voted the worlds best children's entertainment channels, travel, science, learning, iwonder and a tone more. In fact it is the most visited site in Europe with over 13.2 people from the uk alone visiting it's 2million pages every day. The BBC is worth over 5 billion pounds funded by the uk public. It was set up by the British government with a charter to inform entertain and educate. It is home to the worlds most watched television show which is top gear, also doctor who, and the worlds greatest documentaries. It was also the worlds ...more

31 GSN

FAMILY FEUD - 23windomt

32 A&E

Bates motel! Criminal minds!

33 FXX

This channel is awesome because they run marathons every year where they show every episode of the simpsons

34 Qubo

How is This Below the same network that Broadcast Barney!?!

35 El Rey Channel
36 PBS

Nostalgia. Sesame Street, Wild Kratts, Barney, Bob the Builder (original), Arthur, and my ultimate favorite THOMAS AND FRIENDS - 23windomt

PBS brain in a FOX news world


The kids channel is horrible. Have they ever heard of animation? I had to suffer this when I was little, and I STILL have to. My siblings are young adults, and they STILL like it! Ugh, my brother calls curios georg anime! It’s so annoying! And he says I Don’t watch good shows.

37 Toon Disney

Hercules the Animated Series and House of Mouse was the best :(

Gone and replaced with X D, it's crap.

38 Sundance Channel
39 Discovery Science

It is an amazing and Informative channel regarding the sciences. From How It's Made to Through the Wormhole, this channel is amazing.

Best channel on T.V.. It's what Discovery used to be. Just watch Science HD all day every day.

40 ABC Family

Changed to Freeform - 23windomt


Best channel of all time. I wished for this channel to become resurfaced because Disney is planning to drop shows released by The Carsey-Werner Group and continue doing more of the classics (S Club, So Little Time, Two of a Kind, Great Pretenders, Susie Q and classic programming). - playstationfan66

41 Food Network

Chopped is my favorite. And now they have Canada Chopped! Yes, the shows can be cheesy they are not Emmy winning quality, but I just love how all kinds of people are featured on this network, not just Hollywood types.

This is the channel I find myself watching the most by far.

How is this not in the top ten?

I love all of the shows on the food network because thjey have really good recipies! My mom actuyally used one of the recipies from kitchen boss, the breaded mozzarella encorrozza things! They rocked!

42 TeenNick TeenNick is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Kids & Family Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

Love them good old episodes of Wishbone and iCarly. If only Nickelodeon still aired those.

Icarly, Victorious, Zoey 101, Drake and Josh - 23windomt

I really like teennick, mainly because they usually air the good sitcoms on there, and during the nighttime, they have "the splat" which is basically where they air reruns of the old stuff, which is my favorite. - scarmark

Zoey 101 enough said

43 USA


Burn Notice, Psych, White Collar. 3 great shows and just in general I like their style of television

Monk, Psych, Burn Notice, White Collar and no reality tv. - lisarose

3 hours of NCIS

nuff said - LadyLioness

44 The History Channel

I agree with the last person who posted. why should the history teachers just give them homework to watch on the history channel?

This is the best way to learn without falling asleep

I agree with you. teachers should tell their kids to watch this for homework!

I learn more from this show than my high school

Should be tied with discovery channel. History & Science; they go hand in hand.

45 Star Movies
46 Syfy

How was this channel not even up there? It is now! Sci Fi Rocks! - Freak_Show1

47 Nick 2
48 The Weather Channel
49 Spike TV

This is a great channel! It has reruns of movies and of shows like "Friends". Too bad it is getting a rebrand to the Paramount Network. They should make a new channel instead and not replace this channel! Please tell Viacom to stop and keep this channel and make Paramount Network mess up a different network like VH1.


Great network of ten unique channels comprising specific, genre related programmes. Gold, Alibi, Eden, Home, Dave, Yesterday, Good Food, Watch, Drama and Really.

I love these especially Good Food, I loved watching it when I was 6

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