Best Television Channels

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The Top Ten

1 HBO

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

HBO. The most brilliant channel ever created on television. Not only does it provide tons of old 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.

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2 Cartoon Network 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.

I absolutely love Cartoon Network!

My favorite channel from when I first discovered it in 2003 until 2018. If Infinity Train can prove to be the next AT and RS, I will watch the channel again. Though it went downhill in 2009 and 2014, they still had some good shows - codgtamk34

Gumball, Steven Universe, Teen Titans Go!, Clarence, Uncle Grandpa, Total Dramarama, Ed Eddn Eddy, Chowder, Flapjack, PPG (Both) and Apple and Onion. - 23windomt

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!

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3 ABS-CBN

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.

Abs is the best

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4 Comedy Central Comedy Central

South Park - codgtamk34

South Park & Tosh.0

Lady's and gentlemen, South Park, The Colbert Report, Futurama, That 70s Show, The Office, Scrubs, and King Of The Hill. Enough said.

South Park enough said

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5 Nickelodeon 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

Spongebob and Loud House are the Best. - 23windomt

Cartoon Network > Nickelodeon

IN WHAT TYPE OF WORLD DO YOU LIVE IN?!

Nick got stupid when they greenlit Fanboy and Chum Chum instead of Adventure time. And they used to rip off movies and make cartoons about them. Make original stuff. And people say Spongebob got better but it's still meh. And Loud House is painful to watch because Lincoln always gets bullied. Even Hey arnold was cringy. - Jaker747

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6 Discovery Channel

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

IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR ENVIRONMENT ONE OF THE GREATEST THING TO WATCH IS ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO BE A PILOT OR DOCTOR ANY THING IN SCIENCE WATCH DISCOVERY YOU WILL BE AMAZED. - mcleish

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

I like this too much, because it is useful one for all

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7 FOX

Two Words: Family Guy - 23windomt

Older Simpsons, older Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Futurama, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gifted, the list goes in. And their upcoming adult cartoons sound interesting so I'm gonna check them out when they premiere - codgtamk34

Because of Simpsons.

Good Programming - 23windomt

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8 ESPN ESPN

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

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9 Boomerang

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

Just like it when they show other older shows besides Tom and Jerry (TandJ is to Boomerang what TTG is to CN). As of this writing, the other classics they have are Regular Show, Chowder, KND, Dexter's Lab, Courage, Billy and Mandy, Foster's Home, Smurfs and Looney Tunes. The app at least offers more - codgtamk34

Not a good channel anymore... - AliciaMae

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!

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10 BBC One

The Best!

BBC one is the best! Strictly come dancing, the apprentice,AND tons is interesting documentarys!

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)

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The Contenders

11 AMC AMC

Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, enough said - codgtamk34

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.

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12 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

13 CBS 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.

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14 Nicktoons 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.

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15 ABC

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!

Um I see how its not number one, but come on 39!? PRETTY LITTLE LIARS?! It's like the best show on tv! You are all crazy - bayrocks1

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16 NBC 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

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17 Disney XD 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 love Disney

This channel is just way too low on this list.

This channel is awesome! 10/10 - ToyStoryYes_FoodfightNo

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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!

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19 National Geographic Channel

This channel is the best and knowledgable - 23windomt

No one but one national geographic

It teaches people about life. this channel is very trustworthy!

No argument here, no argument.

I think you should start an argument because this channel is being hated by many people. plus its educational so if you have kids show them what this is!

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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 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

22 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

TEAM COCO

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

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23 BBC Two

Former home of The Apprentice and Great British Bake Off

This Has Top Gear, Mock the Week and QI.

24 The CW

My favorite shows are The Flash, Arrow, Black Lightning, Riverdale, Supergirl, and my favorite is ALL AMERICAN! - 23windomt

I'm surpried The CW isn't higher. They have the Arrowverse, The 100, Supernatural, iZombie and Riverdale. They're all my favorites of all time - codgtamk34

Why CW is not at the top of the rank? This station has the best shows. This station definitely is all about what viewers are looking for. Example: totally free exciting shows, on-line latest episode without restrictions, viewers' opinion ("CW seed"), does not require turning on cookie (cookie to "track your activities").

They have the best shows Supernatural, One Tree Hill and Smallville people jeez...

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25 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

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26 Showtime

ITS GOOD FOR THE TIME AND MAKE RELAXS

Its more fun in the Philippines

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

It's the best noon time show ever.

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27 Dave

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

28 FXX

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

29 [Adult Swim]

This is better than fox! - Fireboy

The Parents Television Council wants this channel off Cartoon Network. - playstationfan66

I know this channel may be offensive but it hilarious and has hilarious shows like robot chicken, American dad, the boondooks, the Cleveland show and family guy

Because Toonami is the only lace I can find anime! - EliHbk

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30 USA

I miss Psych. Hope they can make more movies - codgtamk34

MONK MAKES ME WANNA B A DETECTIVE CEPT FOR THE PHOBIAS. LAW AND ORDER JUST GRABS MY ATTENTION, PUTS ME ON THE EDGE OF SUSPENSE. - mcleish

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

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31 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

This was the place to be on 70/80s weekends in the UK, especially with LWT.

It's good as well

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

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32 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.

33 El Rey Channel
34 Syfy

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

35 FOX NEWS 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..

More like the worst T.V. channel ever. - jameshoward

You hear both sides, you decide.

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

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36 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

37 GSN

FAMILY FEUD - 23windomt

38 Sundance Channel
39 A&E

Bates motel! Criminal minds!

40 Toon Disney

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

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

41 CNN CNN The Cable News Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

Thought it's be lower. Lol - Luckys

Love it - 23windomt

Why is this low? Cause it’s fake news - Weirdest-thing

I CAN'T BeLieVe CNN IN NUMBER 54 THIS IS THE BEST EVER..

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42 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.

43 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!

44 TeenNick 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.

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

Uh...Zoey 101 is great. - Cliffdog

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45 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.

46 ABC Family

Changed to Freeform - 23windomt

Um... PRETTY LITTLE LIARS!

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

47 Star Movies
48 Nick 2 Nick 2
49 The Weather Channel
50 UKTV

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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