So what makes a TV show classic? Well, for one, it must have a unique durability that allows it to maintain its viewabilty, even in today’s binge entertainment culture. Furthermore, it must maintain some iconic merit which embeds it within the very fabric of societal culture. And, finally, it’s just got to be really, really entertaining.
With this in mimd, the folks at PrettyFamous found all TV shows with at least 2,000 IMDb votes that started before 1980 and ranked them. Shows are ranked from worst to best based off of their Smart Rating. This is a score out of 100 that takes into account a show’s IMDb ratings and IMDb votes, as well as its Emmy wins.
These are the Top 25 TV Classics of All Time: