The BEST Seasons of America's Got Talent

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2021

Network: NBC

Summer's #1 show, "America's Got Talent," returns with Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel joined by new judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough alongside new host Terry Crews. Variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize. The Golden Buzzer is back giving five lucky acts the chance to go directly to the live shows at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles to compete for America's vote.

Season 9

#1 - Season 9

First Aired: May 28, 2014

star 9.60
5 votes
Season 5

#2 - Season 5

First Aired: Jun 2, 2010

star 9.50
4 votes
Season 6

#3 - Season 6

First Aired: Jun 1, 2011

star 9.50
4 votes
Season 8

#4 - Season 8

First Aired: Jun 5, 2013

In season 8, Sharon Osbourne leaves the show with Melanie Brown replacing her, and Heidi Klum becomes the new fourth judge.

star 9.40
5 votes
Season 7

#5 - Season 7

First Aired: May 15, 2012

star 9.20
5 votes
Season 15

#6 - Season 15

First Aired: May 27, 2020

Creator and Executive Producer Simon Cowell is back at the star-studded judges' table with fan-favorite comedian Howie Mandel. Acclaimed actress and international superstar Sofia Vergara joins as a new judge this season alongside returning judge and global fashion icon Heidi Klum. The dynamic Terry Crews returns as host.

star 8.83
6 votes
Season 12

#7 - Season 12

First Aired: May 31, 2017

On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 12th is back with creator and judge Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO Tyra Banks joins the team as host, and the series returns to Los Angeles with live shows from the famed Dolby Theatre.

star 8.38
13 votes
Season 11

#8 - Season 11

First Aired: Jun 1, 2016

In season 11, Simon Cowell joins the judges panel alongside Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel. Nick Cannon is back as host, and the series returns to Los Angeles this summer, with live shows broadcast from the famed Dolby Theatre.

star 8.29
21 votes
Season 14

#9 - Season 14

First Aired: May 29, 2019

Creator and Executive Producer Simon Cowell returns to the judges' panel along with Howie Mandel. Also joining the panel this year are two fresh faces - award-winning actress, author and producer Gabrielle Union and Emmy Award-winning choreographer, actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough. Terry Crews joins as host.

star 8.06
17 votes
Season 1

#10 - Season 1

First Aired: Jun 22, 2006

star 7.89
9 votes
Season 13

#11 - Season 13

First Aired: May 30, 2018

After a record-breaking Season 12, Creator and Judge Simon Cowell returns alongside Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Supermodel, entrepreneur and business CEO Tyra Banks joined the team last summer as host and melded effortlessly with the judges, bringing her unmistakable personal flair and verve to the show.

star 7.88
16 votes
Season 10

#12 - Season 10

First Aired: May 27, 2015

In season 10. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel return as judges, and Nick Cannon returns as host.

star 7.86
14 votes
Season 2

#13 - Season 2

First Aired: Jun 6, 2007

star 7.60
5 votes
Season 3

#14 - Season 3

First Aired: Jun 18, 2008

star 7.60
5 votes
Season 4

#15 - Season 4

First Aired: Jun 24, 2009

star 7.25
4 votes