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Top 2000's TV Shows Quiz

For each year in the 2000's, guess the top 10 highest-rated TV shows in the United States.
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First submittedMay 7, 2011
Last updatedSeptember 9, 2015
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2009
1
Singing
American Idol
2
3
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
4
Al Michaels
Sunday Night Football
5
Forensics
NCIS
6
Supervisor
Undercover Boss
7
Mind Games
The Mentalist
8
Forensics
CSI
9
Forensics
NCIS: LA
10
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
 
 
 
2008
1
Singing
American Idol
2
3
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
4
Forensics
CSI
5
Forensics
NCIS
6
Mind Games
The Mentalist
7
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
8
Al Michaels
Sunday Night Football
9
Suburbs
Desperate Housewives
10
Jingle Writer
Two and a Half Men
 
 
 
2007
1
Singing
American Idol
2
3
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
4
5
6
7
Suburbs
Desperate Housewives
8
Medicine
House
9
Forensics
CSI
10
Medicine
Grey's Anatomy
 
 
 
2006
1
Singing
American Idol
2
3
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
4
Forensics
CSI
5
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
6
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
7
Medicine
Grey's Anatomy
8
Medicine
House
9
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
10
Al Michaels
Sunday Night Football
 
 
 
2005
1
Singing
American Idol
2
3
Forensics
CSI
4
Suburbs
Desperate Housewives
5
Medicine
Grey's Anatomy
6
Missing Persons
Without a Trace
7
Dancing
Dancing With the Stars
8
Island
Survivor
9
Forensics
CSI: Miami
10
Medicine
House
2004
1
Singing
American Idol
2
Forensics
CSI
3
Singing
American Idol
4
Suburbs
Desperate Housewives
5
Island
Survivor
6
7
Forensics
CSI: Miami
8
Missing Persons
Without a Trace
9
Medicine
Grey's Anatomy
10
Barone
Everybody Loves Raymond
 
 
 
2003
1
Singing
American Idol
2
Forensics
CSI
3
Singing
American Idol
4
Island
Survivor
5
How YOU doin'?
Friends
6
Island
Survivor
7
Fired
The Apprentice
8
Medicine
ER
9
Forensics
CSI: Miami
10
Barone
Everybody Loves Raymond
 
 
 
2002
1
Forensics
CSI
2
Rich Guy Reality
Joe Millionaire
3
Singing
American Idol
4
How YOU doin'?
Friends
5
Singing
American Idol
6
Island
Survivor
7
Medicine
ER
8
Island
Survivor
9
Barone
Everybody Loves Raymond
10
Crime & Punishment
Law & Order
 
 
 
2001
1
How YOU doin'?
Friends
2
Forensics
CSI
3
Medicine
ER
4
Island
Survivor
5
6
Barone
Everybody Loves Raymond
7
Crime & Punishment
Law & Order
8
How YOU doin'?
Friends
9
Gay Character
Will & Grace
10
President
The West Wing
 
 
 
2000
1
Island
Survivor
2
Medicine
ER
3
Final Answer
Who Wants to Be
a Millionaire
4
How YOU doin'?
Friends
5
Final Answer
Who Wants to Be
a Millionaire
6
Barone
Everybody Loves Raymond
7
Final Answer
Who Wants to Be
a Millionaire
8
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Monday Night Football
9
Legal
The Practice
10
Forensics
CSI
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level 76
Apr 9, 2013
what does the Barone clue mean?
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level 76
Apr 9, 2013
nevermind. I looked it up.
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level 71
Sep 19, 2014
I thought it was spelt "Barron"
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level 60
Apr 9, 2013
There has to be a better clue than "suburbs" for "Desperate Housewives." There are a million shows set in the suburbs. The other clues are much more specific: Barone, Final Answer, Fired, How YOU Doin...these are all clearly tied to their shows. "Suburbs" could be tied to half the shows on TV in the 2000s. What about "Wisteria," "dead narrator," or even "MILFs"? Has to be better than "suburbs."
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level 63
Apr 9, 2013
Was LOST really never in the top ten of any year?!
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level 79
Sep 25, 2014
I'm surprise too that the Simpsons have NEVER been in the top ten since 1989. Just keeps trucking along though.
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level 71
Apr 9, 2013
Didn't figure out Barone until about 25 seconds left. Yeah, suburbs had me completely stumped. However, having seen the answer it does work, just tough.
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level 63
Apr 11, 2013
I love quizzes like this, when one answer fills in several spots. It's very satisfying. LOL
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level 75
Dec 17, 2015
But if your glass is half empty, if you miss one of those, you miss a lot of answers.
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level 39
Apr 12, 2013
I think Everybody Loves Ray should be considered. Didn't get it bc I didn't put Raymond
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level 55
Apr 27, 2014
What the heck is Joe Millionaire??
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level 66
Feb 22, 2016
It's the terrible mistake that happens when reality television becomes popular
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level 25
May 5, 2014
The Big Bang Theory should definitley be added.
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level 23
May 22, 2014
It's based on ratings. It's not a subjective list.
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level 75
Nov 26, 2014
This list ends with 2009. TBBT didn't make it into the top ten until 2011.
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level 61
Apr 18, 2018
Big bang theory is terrible
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level 81
May 9, 2014
Found it pretty messy, you get the same answer appearing in a load of places and it's easy to miss a clue.
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level 81
Dec 8, 2015
And I still don't understand how the same show can have several topten places in the same year?
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level 75
Dec 17, 2015
They had more than one season in the same year.
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level 66
Feb 22, 2016
which is why millionaire was able to do it. If I'm not mistaken they continued all year long
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level 52
May 11, 2014
No love for The Office? Aw...
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level 40
Jun 4, 2017
The highest it hit was 52, so it wouldn't qualify for this quiz.
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level 61
Jan 27, 2019
The Office is the only show that i can think of that got infinitely more popular AFTER it stopped airing.
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level 66
Sep 10, 2019
I think that Arrested Development got more popular after it was cancelled too
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level 84
Mar 3, 2015
Not a single show I could care about on that list.
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level 75
Dec 17, 2015
I like one - NCIS. I could watch Mark Harmon all day.
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level 66
Dec 4, 2015
Maybe accept "2 1/2 men?"
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level 76
Mar 9, 2019
On other quizzes they accept 2 1/2 men and even 2.5 men
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level 76
Sep 10, 2019
:P I forgot making this comment. Tried both 2 1/2 men and 2.5 men once again before giving up.
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level 60
Feb 1, 2016
"Island" is the clue for Survivor? They're not even always on an island.
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level 21
Jun 6, 2016
I think the clue is island because when people think of Survivor, they think of being stranded on an island.
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level 61
Oct 3, 2016
I typed "Lost" three different times for this clue. Still surprised it isn't on this list at all.
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level 69
Jun 4, 2017
As usual, I have to ask, who's the guy in the photo?
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level 40
Jun 4, 2017
I'm pretty sure it's Simon Cowell (American Idol).
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level 57
Jun 26, 2017
People really do watch some s*#t don't they.
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level 61
Apr 18, 2018
Does anyone else not see a problem with the clue for will and grace being gay character? Surely it should be something other than that?
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level 15
Aug 16, 2018
no and im gay
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level 66
Sep 10, 2019
It was one of the first shows on television to feature an openly gay main character. I understand your hesitation in describing it like that, but I think that because it was sort of a big deal at the time, it's remembered that way. It's still really strange that it took that long for gay characters to be normal on television though.
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level 63
Sep 7, 2018
And the networks wonder why they're losing viewers...