25 Highest-Rated Shows of the ’90s

TV Guide Magazine recently published its list of the 90 Best Shows of the ’90s, which might have you wondering: What were the most popular shows of that era? Wonder no more!

We dove into the Nielsen ratings, crunched the numbers, and created this handy guide to The 25 Highest-Rated Shows of the ’90s. (A programming note: These rankings are based on cumulative Nielsen scores from the 1990–1999 seasons. We have restricted the list to only scripted series, thereby disqualifying franchises like Monday Night Football and 60 Minutes.)

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Evening Shade
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Chicago Hope
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Northern Exposure
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Murphy Brown
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