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
    Up 1560
    Down 312

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1074
    Down 519

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 805
    Down 384
    HBO More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 709
    Down 353
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  5. 5
    Up 511
    Down 354

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    79
  6. 6
    Up 613
    Down 288
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  7. 7
    Up 572
    Down 487

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 604
    Down 302
    HBO More
    74
  9. 9
    Up 495
    Down 300
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  10. 10
    Up 515
    Down 242
    Showtime More
    67
  11. 11
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    Down 382
    Showtime More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 345
    Down 399
    HBO More
    67
  13. 13
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    Down 325

    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  14. 14
    Up 334
    Down 320
    HBO More
    62
  15. 15
    Up 374
    Down 391
    HBO More
    61
  16. 16
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    Down 380
    Showtime More
    60
  17. 17
    Up 304
    Down 247
    HBO More
    60
  18. 18
    Up 309
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    HBO More
    57
  19. 19
    Up 302
    Down 263
    FX More
    53
  20. 20
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    Down 281
    Showtime More
    53
  21. 21
    Up 164
    Down 410
    HBO More
    50
  22. 22
    Up 105
    Down 270
    HBO More
    49
  23. 23
    Up 103
    Down 278
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  24. 24
    Up 145
    Down 285
    HBO More
    46
  25. 25
    Up 210
    Down 138

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  26. 26
    Up 315
    Down 222

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  27. 27
    Up 171
    Down 298
    HBO More
    44
  28. 28
    Up 141
    Down 257
    HBO More
    44
  29. 29
    Up 149
    Down 245
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  30. 30
    Up 190
    Down 283
    Showtime More
    44
  31. 31
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    Down 260

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    44
  32. 32
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    Down 262
    HBO More
    43
  33. 33
    Up 196
    Down 216
    HBO More
    43
  34. 34
    Up 249
    Down 244

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    43
  35. 35
    Up 122
    Down 287

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  36. 36
    Up 103
    Down 250
    HBO More
    41
  37. 37
    Up 192
    Down 182
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  38. 38
    Up 170
    Down 88

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    39
  39. 39
    Up 98
    Down 230
    HBO More
    39
  40. 40
    Up 107
    Down 252
    Audience Network, NBC More
    38
  41. 41
    Up 145
    Down 242
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  42. 42
    Up 74
    Down 248
    Showtime, HBO More
    38
  43. 43
    Up 62
    Down 251
    ITV2 More
    36
  44. 44
    Up 72
    Down 152
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  45. 45
    Up 91
    Down 211
    HBO More
    35
  46. 46
    Up 81
    Down 253
    Showtime More
    34
  47. 47
    Up 52
    Down 148
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  48. 48
    Up 93
    Down 136

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    31
  49. 49
    Up 40
    Down 163
    Showtime More
    30
  50. 50
    Up 36
    Down 96

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
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