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Tom's Restaurant in New York City was used as a stand-in for the fictional Monk's Cafe in the popular television sitcom "Seinfeld." (ValeStock/Shutterstock)

According to a new poll from YouTube TV, Americans believe the ‘80s and ‘90s were the best decades for television. It’s hard to argue with that. I certainly like a lot of shows that were created after 2000, but we all tend to favor the anything we had or experienced when we were younger.

The Brighter Side of News reports that the survey of 2,000 adults revealed that about 75% admit they love watching reruns of their favorite shows. It’s like comfort food. When asked what makes a show “good” in the first place, 60% say it’s all about the cast and the writing. Another 65% say that the best shows have characters that remind them of people in their own lives.

So which shows made the list as the greatest of all time? Four out of the top five fall into the ’80s and ’90s categories. Those were “Friends,” “Seinfeld,” “Three’s Company,” and “Frasier.” “Game of Thrones” was the 21st Century exception. And only one reality show cracked the top 20. Can you guess which one? You can see the complete list HERE.

Top 5 Greatest TV Shows of All Time (YouTube TV Poll)

  • 5. Frasier (1993-2004)

  • 4. Three's Company (1977-1984)

  • 3. Game of Thrones (2011-2019)

  • 2. Seinfeld (1989-1998)

  • 1. Friends (1994-2004)