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  • Nick Spake
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    Which broadcast network do you think is currently putting out the best original programing?

    For me it’s:

    1. ABC, their best shows being “Modern Family,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Scandal,” and “The Middle.”
    2. CBS, their best shows being “The Good Wife” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
    3. CW, their best shows being “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “Jane the Virgin,” demonstrating that they are interestingly having the best fall season in terms of new shows this year
    4. FOX, their best shows being “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “New Girl”
    5. NBC, their best shows being “Hannibal” and “Parks and Recreation.” “Community” no longer counts as it’s moving to Yahoo!

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    jf123
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    Of all time it would be NBC hands down. They have offered some of the greatest sitcoms of all time (Seinfeld, Friends, Cheers, Fraiser, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Community, and way more) and a lot of great dramas (ER, Law and Order, St. Elsewhere, Friday Night Lights)

    I think every network now has at least two great shows, except for CBS who’s only really great show is The Good Wife. If I had to choose a winner, it would probably be a tie betweeen NBC and ABC

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    KyleBailey
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    The highlights: 

    NBC- Best Comedy: Parks and Rec and Marry Me – Drama: Law and Order SVU
    FOX- Comedy: Brooklyn Nine Nine and The Mindy Project – Drama: Gracepoint 
    ABC- Comedy: The Middle and The Goldbergs – Drama: Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder
    CBS- Comedy: Mom and Big Bang Theory – Drama: The Good Wife  
    The CW- The Flash  

    I had to go with ABC because they have a great balance of dramas and comedies. CBS has great comedies but really one great drama and FOX and NBC are the same way. Obviously NBC is weaker due to the number of flops they have but they still have the best when it comes to talk shows like Jimmy Fallon and the Today Show and Ellen (at least on the east coast). 

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    Pieman1994
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    Of all time it would be NBC hands down. They have offered some of the greatest sitcoms of all time (Seinfeld, Friends, Cheers, Fraiser, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Community, and way more) and a lot of great dramas (ER, Law and Order, St. Elsewhere, Friday Night Lights)

    I think every network now has at least two great shows, except for CBS who’s only really great show is The Good Wife. If I had to choose a winner, it would probably be a tie betweeen NBC and ABC

    This. Even now, NBC still has Parenthood, as well as the tentpole Saturday Night Live, which is an accomplishment unto itself. The Blacklist also seems inexplicably popular. Obviously, there are other cases to be made. I think NBC still has the strongest, at least in the long run.
     

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    CBS has a strong news division, solid late night shows and a diverse daytime lineup (a serious morning program, a less serious talk show, game shows, soap operas). If only it had better primetime programming, especially dramas.

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    ABC: Their best shows currently on the air being Modern Family and Black-ish.
    NBC: Their best shows currently on the air being Parks and Recreation, Parenthood and Welcome to Sweden.
    CBS: Their best show currently on the air being The Good Wife.
    Fox: Their best shows currently on the air being New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    The CW: I don’t watch any shows there. I simply don’t like their style, although I might watch the first episodes of The Flash since critics say it’s a good show. I fear it’s similar to Arrow, which I gave up on around episode 7.

    From a quantitative perspective, NBC has the best shows. Although I think no broadcast network is in a good place right now in terms of high quality tv shows.  

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    KyleBailey
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    If it is of all time I think it is between NBC and CBS because, and I didn’t realize this until Carol Burnett said this during her week of talk show rounds this week, CBS had a line up of Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Burnett, All in the Family, MASH, and Bob Newhart, which is considered one of the greatest and it was on Saturdays! In terms of history it is those two. FOX only has been around for a little less than 30 years so it is at a disadvantage and ABC has really pulled its weight later on 

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    EmmyLoser
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    I had to go with NBC.  Based on quality of shows, I was torn between NBC and ABC, but NBC is the ratings winner, and, despite their issues, but less of a back-end disaster than ABC is these days.  Their sense of scheduling has been awful for years now, and they give their shows names that no one would want to admit to watching.  Also, both networks have cancelled good shows in the last couple of seasons because they were ratings failures, but NBC has been better about keeping their creatively strong shows even in the face of low ratings, and even more admirably, they’ve become a ratings champion without dumping said low-rated shows.

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    Riley
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    I do not really like any of the commercial broadcast networks these days, so I defaulted to CBS because I admire their business prowess.

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    Icky
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    I’m not really feeling any broadcast sitcoms right now. CBS has currently the two best broadcast dramas (TGW, Person of Interest) that are also two of the best dramas on all of TV. So, that’s what I’ll go with.

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    24Emmy
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    I also voted for CBS. The Big Bang Theory + Mom + The Good Wife

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    I think CBS has the best original programming. I thought ABC would be winning. NBC Fox and CW didn’t enter into it. Right now NBC has no comedies! ABC has successes in reality, drama and comedy.

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    KyleBailey
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    What reality does ABC have? All they have is Dancing with the Stars and it does ok against The Voice. Last I checked, Parks and Rec was a comedy by the way 

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    Definitely ABC. Obviously if we count all time then NBC would be the best, but since we are talking about current it’s ABC. With Scandal, HTGAWM, Greys, SHIELD, REVENGE, OUAT, Nashville,and Castle they have the best overall quality dramas. And of course they have Modern Family, Blackish, and Goldbergs, some of the best actual comedies on tv. I think it would be followed by NBC, then Fox.

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    For drama it was between CBS and NBC and I went with the former. The Good Wife is one of the best dramas on the air. And even though they’re not appointment TV, I find Elementary and The Mentalist agreeable enough. Not a fan of their grisly, dour procedurals, however. And their sitcoms are also not to my taste, though Mom looks like it might be worth a go. For comedy it’s ABC for Modern Family and The Middle.

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