The TV Shows American Viewers Miss the Most

TV fans have seen some great shows come and go over the last several decades—some were short-lived but popular nonetheless while others ran for ten years, or even longer! Regardless of the lifespan of your favorite shows, you most likely grew to love the characters that made those shows so dear to your heart. When popular TV shows end, viewers often feel as if they’re losing a best friend. When you spend years watching every episode of a show you enjoy, there is a sense of loss when the show ends.

Some shows end because they have simply run their course; storylines exploring a number of topics have been addressed, top-billed actors decide to move on, or the shows were canceled due to poor ratings. Sometimes, producers, writers, and directors realize a once hugely popular show has lost its “it” factor and pull the plug before a downward spiral begins.

Shows Viewers Don’t or Won’t Miss

Before taking a look at the shows that will be missed, let’s look at others that continue(d) to air long after they “died.” If you Google “shows that should have been cancelled a long time ago” there are a few that show up on just about everyone’s list:

The X Factor

  • The Cleveland Show
  • The X-Factor
  • Jersey Shore
  • Teen Mom
  • The Ringer
  • Franklin & Bash
  • Chuck

Most Missed TV Shows According to Viewer Posts Online

DISHTV recently posted a blog about the most watched shows of all time and three of the most watched TV shows in history were series finales including the Seinfeld finale, the Cheers finale, and the M*A*S*H finale. While we hate to see great shows like these classics end, it’s inevitable that all good things must come to an end—including good TV shows.

Let’s take a look at a very eclectic list of shows TV fans miss most:

Friends Missed TV ShowArrested Development

  • Friends   
  • The Cosby Show
  • Veronica Mars
  • Arrested Development
  • The Wire
  • ER
  • The Wonder Years
  • Cheers
  • Dawson’s Creek
  • 24
  • Firefly
  • Lost
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • The West Wing
  • Prison Break
  • Sex and the City
  • Lie to Me
  • The Hills
  • The Sopranos
  • Ugly Betty
  • Married with Children
  • Star Trek: The Original Series

This list could go on and on, but these shows made a lot of lists online of most missed TV shows. Did your favorites make the list? What should have made this list? DISH wants to know!

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