Special Report

America's Favorite TV Families


11. Winslow family
> Show: Family Matters
> Original release: (1989-1998)
> Network: ABC, CBS
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 1,833

Though the Winslows are the TV family the show follows, it is intrusive, nerdy next-door neighbor Steve Urkel, played by Jaleel White, that was one of the most beloved characters.


12. Tanners and extended family
> Show: Full House
> Original release: (1987-1995)
> Network: ABC
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 3,180

This is the sitcom that propelled Bob Saget to stardom. The sitcom ran for eight seasons, ending in 1995. Saget played San Francisco sportscaster Danny Tanner, whose wife dies and he gets help raising his three daughters from his brother-in-law and a friend who is a comedian. The crew was popular enough that Netflix optioned to bring as many back together to create the sequel “Fuller House” in 2016.

Source: Courtesy of Netflix

13. Gilmore family
> Show: Gilmore Girls
> Original release: (2000-2007)
> Network: The WB, The CW
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 8,036

In some ways, the entire community of Stars Hollow, Connecticut — the fictional town where “Gilmore Girls” is set – feels like one big family. Yet the strongest bonds are those between mother Lorelai Gilmore and daughter Rory.

Source: Courtesy of Disney Channel

14. Pines siblings and extended family
> Show: Gravity Falls
> Original release: (2012-2016)
> Network: Disney Channel, Disney XD
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 2,671

Disney’s animated series “Gravity Falls” followed twins Dipper and Mabel Pines, along with their great uncle “Grunkle” Stan, as they experienced the extraordinary in the enigmatic titular town.


15. Cunningham family
> Show: Happy Days
> Original release: (1974-1984)
> Network: ABC
> Daily Wikipedia page views: 2,618

The show that made Henry Winkler’s character “Fonzie” a TV icon ran for 11 seasons and was a light-comedy look at life in 1950s America. The show also starred Ron Howard and Tom Bosley.

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