The Best of Premium Cable TV Series TV Programs
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The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

List Criteria: Premium cable refers to subscription-based channels including HBO, Showtime, Epix, Cinemax, Encore, Starz and PPV

Best cable series on premium cable includes some of the greatest TV shows in history. This list of premium cable original programming is ranked by TV fans around the world. What are the best original shows on premium cable? These are all the best cable series, past and present, that ever aired. The best premium cable series are often good enough to persuade consumers to pay extra money to watch them. Shows like 'Game of Thrones', 'The Wire', and 'The Newsroom' have such loyal followings that single episodes can affect entertainment news cycles. For television lovers, catching many of these top cable series are a must-do.

What are the best premium cable TV series? Vote for your favorites - comedy, sports, or drama - and for real impact on the list order, rank your own list of series or just nominate a show you think should be represented.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1080
    Down 534

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 813
    Down 395
    HBO More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 724
    Down 361
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  5. 5
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    Down 366

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    79
  6. 6
    Up 619
    Down 299
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  7. 7
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    Down 498

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  8. 8
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    Down 312
    HBO More
    74
  9. 9
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    Down 309
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  10. 10
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    Down 253
    Showtime More
    67
  11. 11
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    Down 395
    Showtime More
    67
  12. 12
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    Down 411
    HBO More
    66
  13. 13
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    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  14. 14
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    HBO More
    62
  15. 15
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    HBO More
    61
  16. 16
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    Showtime More
    60
  17. 17
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    HBO More
    59
  18. 18
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    HBO More
    57
  19. 19
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    FX More
    53
  20. 20
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    Showtime More
    52
  21. 21
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    HBO More
    50
  22. 22
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    HBO More
    49
  23. 23
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  24. 24
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    HBO More
    45
  25. 25
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    Down 148

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  27. 27
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    HBO More
    44
  28. 28
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    HBO More
    44
  29. 29
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    Showtime More
    44
  30. 30
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    Down 256
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  31. 31
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  32. 32
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    HBO More
    43
  33. 33
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    HBO More
    43
  34. 34
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    43
  35. 35
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    Down 298

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  36. 36
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    HBO More
    41
  37. 37
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    40
  39. 39
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    Down 237
    HBO More
    39
  40. 40
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    Down 261
    Audience Network, NBC More
    39
  41. 41
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    Down 249
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  42. 42
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    Down 257
    Showtime, HBO More
    38
  43. 43
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    ITV2 More
    36
  44. 44
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    Down 159
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  45. 45
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    HBO More
    35
  46. 46
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    Showtime More
    34
  47. 47
    Up 54
    Down 159
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  48. 48
    Up 97
    Down 143
    Channel 4 More
    31
  49. 49
    Up 41
    Down 105

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
  50. 50
    Up 40
    Down 169
    Showtime More
    29
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