Basic Premise: “The story you are about to see is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.”
Why it’s here: The most iconic theme music of any crime procedural. The granddaddy. It wasn’t flashy, it didn’t have special effects, but it was a fine television program that made this entire genre possible. (As an aside, the 1987 movie was pretty great too.)
Why it isn’t higher: It’s too low-key to be taken seriously. These are idealized versions of the police; if the world actually worked like Dragnet, it would be a far nicer place to live.