Highest Rated Reality-TV TV Series/TV Mini-Series With At Least 5000 Votes


1. Impractical Jokers (2011– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

8.7
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Q, Sal, Joe and Murr are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera.

Stars: Brian Quinn, James Murray, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto

Votes: 23,037

2. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.3
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robert Lee, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Kari Byron

Votes: 47,548

3. An Idiot Abroad (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Brit Karl Pilkington has led a sheltered life. Not having done any traveling, he enjoys living within the comforts of what he knows, basically that being what is purely British. As such, ... See full summary »

Stars: Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Luke Campbell

Votes: 25,888

4. RuPaul's Drag Race (2009– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.2
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RuPaul searches for America's next drag superstar.

Stars: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice, Jason Carter

Votes: 7,352

5. Face Off (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.2
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Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. ... See full summary »

Stars: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Michael Westmore

Votes: 5,321

6. Man vs. Wild (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Reality-TV

8.2
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Bear Grylls travels the world in search of challenges to his survival skills.

Stars: Bear Grylls, Will Ferrell, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 20,290

7. Deadliest Catch (2005– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, Adventure, Reality-TV

8.0
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A documentary series chronicling the real-life high-sea adventures of the Alaskan crab fishermen. This is the most deadly profession in the world.

Stars: Mike Rowe, Sig Hansen, Edgar Hansen, Keith Colburn

Votes: 6,659

8. Kenny vs. Spenny (2002– )

22 min | Comedy, Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.0
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Two best friends, Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, face each other in various competitions. At the end of each episode, the loser gets humiliated.

Stars: Kenny Hotz, Spencer Rice, Sebastian Cluer, Tzafi Hotz

Votes: 8,205

9. Dirty Jobs (2005–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

7.8
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Host Mike Rowe takes a look at different dirty jobs with a hands on approach. The show tackles everything from pigeon feces removal to household clean up after a sewer back up.

Stars: Mike Rowe, David M. Barsky, Doug Glover, Troy Paff

Votes: 7,435

10. The Amazing Race (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.6
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Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Jet McCoy, Cord McCoy, Herbert 'Flight Time' Lang

Votes: 12,281

11. Shark Tank (2009– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Reality-TV

7.5
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Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts.

Stars: Kevin O'Leary, Phil Crowley, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban

Votes: 6,868

12. Kitchen Nightmares (2007–2014)

TV-14 | 60 min | Reality-TV

7.4
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Gordon Ramsay visits struggling restaurants across America and spends one week trying to help them become successful.

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Arthur Smith, Kim Seeley, Michael Cabbibo

Votes: 8,741

13. Man v. Food (2008– )

TV-G | 30 min | Reality-TV

7.4
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Host Adam Richman (and subsequently Casey Webb) travels around the U.S., taking on a variety of local eating challenges involving meal size, spiciness and other daunting factors.

Stars: Adam Richman, Casey Webb, Joey Chestnut, Gladys Knight

Votes: 5,853

14. Project Runway (2004– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.3
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Heidi Klum hosts a reality series where aspiring fashion designers compete for a chance to break into the industry. Each week, a designer is eliminated from the competition after exhibiting their work in front of a judges' panel.

Stars: Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Michael Kors

Votes: 8,898

15. Masterchef (II) (2010– )

42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.3
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A nationwide search for the best home cooks in America. One of 50 hopefuls will become a culinary star and one of America's "Masterchefs."

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Charlie Ryan, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich

Votes: 6,085

16. Catfish: The TV Show (2012– )

60 min | Reality-TV

7.2
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Yaniv Schulman and Max Joseph help people who have fallen in love online test the authenticity of their lovers' identities.

Stars: Yaniv Schulman, Max Joseph, Bettina Kenney, Elizabeth Excaliber

Votes: 5,723

17. Pawn Stars (2009– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Reality-TV

7.2
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Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value.

Stars: Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell

Votes: 13,312

18. Jackass (2000–2002)

TV-MA | 535 min | Action, Comedy, Reality-TV

7.2
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The cast performs various crazy stunts for our amusement.

Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo, Ryan Dunn

Votes: 18,856

19. Survivor (2000– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.0
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A reality show where a group of contestants are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The lone survivor of this contest takes home a million dollars.

Stars: Jeff Probst, Rob Mariano, Oscar Lusth, Rupert Boneham

Votes: 18,843

20. Hell's Kitchen (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

7.0
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World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous cooking challenges and dinner services at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which one ... See full summary »

Stars: Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried, Jason Thompson

Votes: 15,797

21. American Pickers (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

7.0
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Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.

Stars: Frank Fritz, Mike Wolfe, Danielle Colby-Cushman, Robbie Wolfe

Votes: 5,574

22. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

6.8
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Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous ... See full summary »

Stars: Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley, Mark Thompson, Mary Murphy

Votes: 9,439

23. Viva la Bam (2003–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.7
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A show that follows Bam Margera (of Jackass and CKY fame) in his attempts to anger his parents. Unlike CKY or Jackass, Viva La Bam focuses mainly on the torture of Bam's parents and less on harmful stunts.

Stars: Bam Margera, Vincent Margera, Ryan Dunn, Chris Raab

Votes: 7,219

24. The Voice (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

6.6
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Four famous musicians search for the best voices in America and will mentor these singers to become artists. America will decide which singer will be worthy of the grand prize.

Stars: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Carson Daly, Christina Aguilera

Votes: 10,296

25. Wipeout (2008–2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Family, Game-Show

6.6
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Contestants make their way through a giant obstacle course to win a cash prize.

Stars: John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner, Vanessa Lachey

Votes: 6,607

26. Storage Wars (2010– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Reality-TV

6.4
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Four professional buyers and their teams as they scour repossessed storage units in search of hidden treasure. these seasoned veterans have found everything from coffins to the world's most... See full summary »

Stars: Brandi Passante, Laura Dotson, Darrell Sheets, Dan Dotson

Votes: 7,640

27. Duck Dynasty (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.3
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Follows a wealthy Louisiana family known for their successful duck-hunting business.

Stars: Jase Robertson, Si Robertson, Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson

Votes: 9,693

28. Punk'd (2003–2015)

30 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

6.0
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A Hidden Camera Show similar to Candid Camera but famous celebrities are the victims. Each week Ashton and his crew of pranksters play a joke on celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Frankie Muniz.

Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Brian Fitzpatrick, Andrew Santino, Jason Goldberg

Votes: 7,065

29. America's Got Talent (2006– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

5.7
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A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan

Votes: 7,681

30. America's Next Top Model (2003– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

5.6
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A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honor of being America's next "it girl" in the modeling world.

Stars: Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks, J. Alexander

Votes: 16,199

31. Fear Factor (I) (2001– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV, Thriller

5.6
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In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants (sometimes solo, often paired with spouses, siblings or best friends) recruited from across the nation must decide if they have the ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Rogan, Meghan Allen, Meg Daleske, Monica Gonzales

Votes: 5,521

32. Big Brother (II) (2000– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

5.4
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Contestants must compete against each other for a chance to win $500,000 in a house wired with cameras and microphones, capturing their every move for a TV and Internet audience.

Stars: Julie Chen, Phil Proctor, George Boswell, Clayton Halsey

Votes: 8,539

33. The Apprentice (2004– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

5.2
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A reality-tv based show in which contestants compete for a job as an apprentice to billionaire American Donald Trump.

Stars: Donald J. Trump, Ivanka Trump, George Ross, Robin Himmler

Votes: 6,864

34. The X Factor (2011–2013)

TV-PG | Music, Reality-TV

5.2
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In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

Stars: Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid, Mario Lopez

Votes: 5,479

35. Dancing with the Stars (I) (2005– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Family, Game-Show, Music

4.8
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U.S. reality show based on the British series "Strictly Come Dancing," where celebrities partner up with professional dancers and compete against each other in weekly elimination rounds to determine a winner.

Stars: Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman

Votes: 8,589

36. Dance Moms (2011– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Reality-TV

4.6
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Set in Pittsburgh's renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, the series follows children's early steps on the ... See full summary »

Stars: Nia Sioux, Abby Lee Miller, Holly Frazier, Kendall Vertes

Votes: 5,114

37. American Idol (2002– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

4.2
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Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete in a talent contest in which they were asked to sing any song they like on this "Star ... See full summary »

Stars: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Thompson, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell

Votes: 19,913

38. Jersey Shore (2009–2012)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Drama, Reality-TV

3.5
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A reality-based look at the vapid lives of several New Jersey 20-somethings and their respective friends and/or hook-ups.

Stars: Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola, Nicole Polizzi, Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley

Votes: 21,295

39. The Hills (2006–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Reality-TV

3.5
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After high school graduation, "Laguna Beach" alumna Lauren sets out to live on her own in Los Angeles and work as an intern at Teen Vogue.

Stars: Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad, Spencer Pratt

Votes: 10,424

40. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (2007– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Reality-TV

2.8
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A peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blended Kardashian-Jenner family, including sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloé.

Stars: Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Kris Jenner

Votes: 22,118

41. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (2012–2017)

60 min | Reality-TV

2.6
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A reality TV show featuring the life of Toddlers and Tiaras competitor Alana, A.K.A. 'Honey Boo Boo', and her overweight family, as they live every day.

Stars: Alana Thompson, June Shannon, Jessica Shannon, Lauryn Shannon

Votes: 6,947