Over 10,000 readers voted in our poll, which was held to celebrate the channel turning 10 years old today (February 9).
Comedian Howard's topical news show beat off stiff competition to take 23.6% of the overall vote.
In second place was runaway sitcom success Gavin & Stacey, which took 19.1%.
Further back were Being Human (7.6%), Little Britain (7%) and Torchwood (6.7%).
Doctor Who Confidential, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps and The Mighty Boosh just missed out on the top five.
Speaking to Digital Spy last year, Howard admitted that he feels tremendous pressure when working on Good News.
"My personal life suffers," he said of filming the show. "If you do something that has your name on it, it has to be good.
"It's like an extension of your dissertation. I've not worked as hard on anything since being at university. Because it says Russell Howard's Good News it has to be good, or else I just feel terrible about myself."
Watch Russell Howard discuss Good News with Digital Spy below:
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