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What are the top Emmy-winning series of all time?

All of us probably have learned to love TV shows since we were very young. And as we aged, some of us went the extra mile and expanded horizons by watching some of the most binge-worthy television series that exist. Well, why not? Some shows have just proven themselves to be so good to the point that they have been dominating prime time programming for an extended period of time. And annually since 1949, the Emmy Awards has also been on the hunt for the top TV series to honor. Why not scroll down and find some of the top Emmy-winning series of all time which you just might choose to be part of your next streaming schedule?

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  1. 1Game of Thrones

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    Do you agree that calling HBO's Game of Thrones a TV sensation might be an understatement? Well, it might be true after how it has dominated the Emmy Awards time and again. For the record, the fan-favorite fantasy drama series took home the Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects a total of five times. It also holds the record for having the second-most nominations and wins in Emmy history. Quite amazing for a series that is populated by make believe worlds and creatures, right?

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  1. 2Saturday Night Live

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    Well, technically, it isn't a series. But still, long-running comedy sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live might just be the most iconic Emmy Award winner ever. Aside from the show being around since the '70s and having a plethora of departing cast members, it has been nominated for at least one Emmy Award in every year it has been on air except for three occasions in the '80s. Needless to say, American prime time programming simply wouldn't be complete without the SNL brand of comedy.



  2. 3The Simpsons

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    With almost a hundred total Emmy Award nominations and tons of wins, it looks like it's safe to call The Simpsons as the most successful TV animation series of all-time. And we think nobody would dare argue against it as Bart Simpson and family have been Emmy front runners for a majority of its television run, which still hasn't ended! Well, looks like viewers won't ever get enough of the Simpson family's unique brand of humor. 

  1. 4Schitt's Creek

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    Schitt's Creek is a Canadian sitcom created by Dan Levy and Eugene Levy. It first premiered in 2015 and mainly stars Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, and more. The sixth season of the comedy is set to premiere in 2020.

  2. 5Watchmen

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    Watchmen is a dystopian superhero drama series based the DC graphic novel of the same name. The show was It is set in America in 1985, where superheroes are treated as villains. It stars Regina King and Jeremy Irons, among others.

  3. 6The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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    Apparently, you won't find this kind of comedy series like The Mary Tyler Moore Show nowadays. Known for its amazing seven-season run, the show has been recognized as the Best Comedy Series by the Emmy Awards for three consecutive years, beginning in 1975. Well, you can watch the show and see how brilliant Mary Tyler Moore was as an unmarried woman focused on her career as associate producer.

  4. 7Cheers

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    Despite a dismal premiere and tons of uncertainties, Cheers was able to secure its place on the top tier of TV programming for the duration of its 11-season run. Well, what's for sure is that the funny stories inside that Boston bar will always be remembered despite the show's departure a few decades back. It's safe to say that fans have been glued to the show's simple set-up as it has won a total of 28 Emmy Awards, including the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series title six times. 

  5. 8Succession

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    Succession is an HBO show that zeroes in on probably the worst family in the entire television history, the Roy family. The struggle lies in Logan Roy as he attempts to divide the empire he built among his children. Logan Roy is dubbed to be one of the most influential people in the world. Just before he announces that he is stepping down from the position, he then finds himself prolonging his stay. It shocks everyone, especially Kendall. Watch it today to discover why this has won an Emmy Award in 2020!

  6. 9Frasier

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    Who would have thought that a sitcom about a radio psychologist would be one of the most iconic TV series ever created? Well, after its 11 year run and multiple Emmy Award wins for Best Comedy Series, hilarious show Frasier has secured its place in the hearts of the TV-viewing public. Well, even in its last season, Kelsey Grammer and company has been able to take home an exceptional six Emmys. 

  7. 10Hill Street Blues

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    Your folks for sure won't forget the throwback serial police drama Hill Street Blues. Well, even its debut season, the show already won a record eight Emmy Awards. And of course, the later seasons never had any shortage of recognition as well. The good news is, you can still watch this series just to be amazed with its ever-present premise of "what is right" and "what works" in a police setting. 


  8. 11The West Wing

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    The West Wing remains one of the most renowned drama series in the history of television. Well, go figure, it is only one of three other shows who got to win the Emmy Award for Best Drama Series a total of four times. With the show's amazing cast and story with a fictional US president in it, you'd never go wrong watching this!

  9. 12Modern Family

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    Well, what other 'mockumentary' was able to grab television fan's attention for this long? Apparently, there's nothing else that comes close to what Modern Family offers in terms of comedy value and actual fun factor. If you're still in doubt, just remember that the show has been nominated for at least one Emmy Award each year it's been eligible. That's just how good this tale about a modern family from suburban Los Angeles is!

  10. 13ER

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    Enter the County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and you'll see all the various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. Well, that's probably what made ER a great and outstanding series to watch. The famed medical drama actually ranked third among Emmy total nominations during its 15-season run while also earning a total of $3 billion in television revenue.



  11. 1424

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    There's no doubt that the suspense seen in action series 24 was further heightened by its music. Rightfully so, the TV series won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series Original Dramatic Score a total of three times. Well, of course, we've also learned to love Kiefer Sutherland as the savvy counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer.



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    September 15, 2017
    "Game of Thrones will change your life forever. Forget what you know about all the other fantasy stories you've read or seen. There have been none as complex or unforgettable as Game of Thrones. The characters are so in depth that by the first episode you will fall in love with them. This show deserves to be the top-Emmy winning series of all time. I doubt any show in this genre will live up to Game of Thrones."
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    September 15, 2017
    "When I think of the top Emmy-winning series of all time, Modern Family is not the series that comes to mind. In my opinion, this sitcom comes across as shallow and cliche. It reminds me of an old 80's sitcom, which is ironic since the title is Modern Family. The Same predictable storylines with a different cast of characters to appear to be politically correct."
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    Anonymous
    October 9, 2017
    "SNL has had its ups and downs over the years but overall remains a great comedy show with timely, topical skits. I quit watching it several years ago (too old to stay up that late!) but I have enjoyed it more often than not, and it's absolutely a cultural mainstay deserving of the Emmys and other kudos it's earned."
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    Saturday Night Live
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    Anonymous
    September 15, 2017
    "This is a somewhat open-ended topic, and therefore requires a solution that provides a variety of choices to be the "top" Emmy-winning series. The solution only links to "Hill Street Blues," and while this might be one contender, the topic is far too subjective to simply rely on this one choice as the only answer."
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    Hill Street Blues
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    Anonymous
    September 15, 2017
    "I'd be lying if I said I had even heard of this show. It may have one Emmys, but I've never heard of it. I guess it answers the question so it does that, but I don't want to buy it on Amazon, I would just want to know the answer to the question."
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    The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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    Anonymous
    September 15, 2017
    "The West Wing is absolutely the best Emmy-winning series of all time, the show is so exciting and addictive I've written letters to the director to try and see if I could be mailed scripts to read because I just couldn't get enough of the show."
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    The West Wing
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    Anonymous
    September 15, 2017
    "I have watched the Simpsons a dozen times without getting bored and I if you want some fun,go for it,The satire in it blew my mind and if it has received 32 Emmy awards and 87 Emmy nominations,then you can only imagine how good it is."
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    The Simpsons
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    Anonymous
    September 15, 2017
    "ER is a good show if you like the doctor drama scene. There is much more rich content out there though. I mean, it's only won 1/3 of it's emmy nominations or something like that. That should tell you something."
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    ER
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    Anonymous
    September 15, 2017
    "Cheers never did anything for me, and I can tell you why in two words; laugh track. Any show that has a laugh track is completely unwatchable; I wouldn't waste my time revisiting this turkey."
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    Anonymous
    October 2, 2017
    "24 is the best show ever. Jack Bauer is the best and the show is riveting, keeps me on the edge of my seat."
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    24
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    Anonymous
    September 15, 2017
    "very good exclaim for this sentence and I hope the solution for this question"
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    Frasier
This list is about What are the top Emmy-winning series of all time
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Game of ThronesTV Shows 17 Paid
2Saturday Night LiveTV Shows 12 Paid
3The SimpsonsTV Shows 10 Paid
4Schitt's CreekTV Shows 6 Paid
5WatchmenTV Shows 5 Paid
6The Mary Tyler Moore ShowTV Shows 5 Paid
7CheersTV Shows 5 Paid
8SuccessionTV Shows 4 Paid
9FrasierTV Shows 4 Paid
10Hill Street BluesTV Shows 4 Paid
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