Seinfeld voted America's best-loved sitcom

Seinfeld has been named America's most beloved sitcom in a new poll.

The hugely successful TV show, which ran from 1989 to 1998, saw off competition from rival New York-based comedy The Honeymooners, which came second in a joint survey between U.S. news show 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair magazine.

Friends was number three on the comedy countdown, Cheers was fourth and cult hit Arrested Development rounded out the top five.