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Can you name the 100 most successful (in ratings) US prime-time TV series based on a formula that includes viewership & longevity?

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RankSeriesGenre (Network, Years)
1News magazine, (CBS, 1968-present)
2Western, (CBS, 1955-1975)
3Comedy/Variety, (CBS, NBC, 1951-1971)
4Crime procedural, (CBS, 2000-2015)
5Crime procedural, (CBS, 2003-present)
6Talent contest, (FOX, 2002-2016)
7Talent contest, (ABC, 2005-present)
8Medical drama, (NBC, 1994-2009)
9Western, (NBC, 1959-1973)
10Family Sitcom, (CBS, 1971-1983)
11Anthology (Drama, animation, nature), (ABC, NBC, CBS, 1954-1990)
12Variety, (CBS, 1948-1971)
13Pals sitcom, (NBC, 1994-2004)
14Family/Work sitcom, (CBS, 1962-1974)
15Medical drama / Prime-time soap, (ABC, 2005-present)
16Mystery, (CBS, 1984-1996)
17Reality contest, (CBS, 2000-present)
18Workplace Sitcom, (CBS, 1972-1983)
19Workplace Sitcom, (NBC, 1982-1993)
20Prime-time soap, (CBS, 1978-1991)
21Family Sitcom, (NBC, 1984-1992)
22Crime procedural, (CBS, 2005-present)
23Family/work Sitcom, (NBC, 1993-2004)
24Family Sitcom, (CBS, 2003-2015)
25Pals Sitcom, (CBS, 2007-present)
26Family/work Sitcom, (CBS, 1960-1968)
27Family/work Sitcom, (ABC, 1988-1997)
28Crime procedural, (NBC, 1990-2010)
29Family Sitcom, (ABC, 1991-1999)
30News magazine, (ABC, 1978-present)
31Crime procedural, (CBS, 2002-2012)
32Comedy/Variety, (CBS, NBC, 1950-1965)
33Pals Sitcom, (ABC, 1977-1985)
34Family Sitcom, (CBS, 1951-1961)
35Family Sitcom, (ABC, CBS, 1953-1971)
36Family Sitcom, (CBS, 1962-1971)
37Crime procedural, (CBS, 2009-present)
38Quiz show, (NBC, 1950-1961)
39Family Sitcom, (CBS, 1996-2005)
40Family/Pals Sitcom, (ABC, 1974-1984)
41Prime-time soap, (ABC, 2004-2012)
42Game show, (CBS, 1952-1967)
43Crime procedural, (NBC, 1952-1970)
44TTalent contest, (CBS, 1948-1958)
44TFamily Sitcom, (CBS, 1975-1985)
46Pals Sitcom, (NBC, 1990-1998)
47Crime procedural, (CBS, 1968-1980)
48Comedy/Variety, (CBS, 1952-1970)
49Crime procedural, (ABC, 1993-2005)
50Family Sitcom, (CBS, 1975-1984)
RankSeriesGenre (Network, Years)
51Pals/Family Sitcom, (NBC, CBS, 1985-1993)
52Crime procedural, (CBS, 2002-2009)
53Crime procedural (CBS, 2010-present)
54Pals Sitcom, (ABC, 1976-1983)
55Comedy/Variety, (NBC, ABC, 1948-1967)
56Family/Workplace Sitcom, (NBC, 1972-1977)
57Workplace Sitcom, (CBS, 1988-1998)
58Workplace Sitcom, (CBS, 1964-1970)
59TPrime-time soap, (ABC, 1981-1989)
59TFamily/Work Sitcom, (CBS, 1976-1985)
61Crime procedural, (NBC, 1999-present)
62Western, (NBC, ABC, 1957-1965)
63Reality comedy , (CBS, NBC, ABC, 1948-2005)
64Talent contest (NBC, 2011-present)
65Pals Sitcom, (NBC, 1987-1993)
66Family Sitcom, (ABC, CBS, 1960-1972)
67Crime procedural, (CBS, 2008-2015)
68TFamily/Work Sitcom, (ABC, 1984-1992)
68TFamily Sitcom / Fantasy, (ABC, 1964-1972)
70Comedy/Romance, (ABC, 1977-1986)
71Anthology drama, (NBC, ABC, 1949-1963)
72Western / Family, (NBC, 1974-1983)
73Workplace Sitcom, (ABC, 1989-1997)
74Reality comedy , (ABC, 1990-present)
75Family drama, (CBS, 1972-1981)
76Western, (CBS, 1957-1963)
77Drama / Fantasy, (CBS, 1994-2003)
78Medical drama, (FOX, 2004-2012)
79Anthology drama, (CBS, 1953-1962)
80Prime-time soap, (CBS, 1981-1990)
81Variety, (CBS, 1949-1959)
82Workplace Sitcom, (CBS, 1970-1977)
83News magazine, (ABC, 1989-2012)
84Family Sitcom, (CBS, 1972-1978)
85TMedical drama, (ABC, 1969-1976)
85TFamily Sitcom, (NBC, 1982-1989)
87Crime procedural, (CBS, 1980-1988)
88Crime procedural, (NBC, 1967-1975)
89TSketch comedy, (NBC, 1950-1955)
89TSketch comedy, (NBC, 1968-1973)
91Crime procedural, (CBS, 2004-2013)
92Family/Pals Sitcom, (ABC, 1987-1995)
93Legal drama (CBS, 2009-2016)
94Prime-time soap, (CBS, 1979-1993)
95Family Sitcom, (CBS, 1954-1960)
96Family Sitcom, (CBS, 1966-1971)
97TWorkplace Sitcom, (NBC, 1984-1992)
97TComedy variety, (NBC, 1965-1974)
99TFamily Sitcom, (ABC, 1985-1992)
99TComedy-Drama, (CBS, 1979-1985)

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