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 1668
    Down 354

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1129
    Down 576

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 862
    Down 429
    HBO More
    87
  4. 4
    Up 758
    Down 396
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  5. 5
    Up 544
    Down 401
    HBO More
    80
  6. 6
    Up 646
    Down 327
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    79
  7. 7
    Up 648
    Down 339
    HBO More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 610
    Down 538
    HBO More
    75
  9. 9
    Up 537
    Down 336
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    71
  10. 10
    Up 427
    Down 431
    Showtime More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 558
    Down 288
    Showtime More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 364
    Down 445
    HBO More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 508
    Down 361
    Starz! More
    64
  14. 14
    Up 361
    Down 356
    HBO More
    63
  15. 15
    Up 366
    Down 422
    Showtime More
    61
  16. 16
    Up 399
    Down 438
    HBO More
    61
  17. 17
    Up 334
    Down 285
    HBO More
    59
  18. 18
    Up 327
    Down 356
    HBO More
    58
  19. 19
    Up 315
    Down 307
    FX More
    54
  20. 20
    Up 223
    Down 324
    Showtime More
    52
  21. 21
    Up 181
    Down 456
    HBO More
    50
  22. 22
    Up 110
    Down 311
    HBO More
    48
  23. 23
    Up 112
    Down 318
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  24. 24
    Up 163
    Down 299
    HBO More
    46
  25. 25
    Up 206
    Down 321

    ranked low on reranks
    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

    Showtime More
    45
  26. 26
    Up 152
    Down 326
    HBO More
    45
  27. 27
    Up 256
    Down 177

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  28. 28
    Up 162
    Down 291

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nurse Jackie

    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    45
  29. 29
    Up 101
    Down 301

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    45
  30. 30
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    Down 265

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  31. 31
    Up 265
    Down 285

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    44
  32. 32
    Up 181
    Down 345
    HBO More
    44
  33. 33
    Up 207
    Down 256
    HBO More
    44
  34. 34
    Up 204
    Down 303
    HBO More
    43
  35. 35
    Up 131
    Down 329

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    43
  36. 36
    Up 217
    Down 100

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  37. 37
    Up 111
    Down 290
    HBO More
    41
  38. 38
    Up 221
    Down 217

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    41
  39. 39
    Up 119
    Down 294
    Audience Network, NBC More
    40
  40. 40
    Up 108
    Down 267
    HBO More
    40
  41. 41
    Up 85
    Down 285
    Showtime, HBO More
    39
  42. 42
    Up 155
    Down 278
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  43. 43
    Up 67
    Down 289
    ITV2 More
    36
  44. 44
    Up 101
    Down 248
    HBO More
    36
  45. 45
    Up 84
    Down 187
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  46. 46
    Up 88
    Down 293
    Showtime More
    35
  47. 47
    Up 54
    Down 124
    32
    added by: sebbzor
  48. 48
    Up 109
    Down 172
    Channel 4 More
    31
  49. 49
    Up 57
    Down 190
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  50. 50
    Up 45
    Down 194
    Showtime More
    29
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