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 1564
    Down 313

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1076
    Down 521

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 807
    Down 386
    HBO More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 712
    Down 355
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  5. 5
    Up 513
    Down 356

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    79
  6. 6
    Up 614
    Down 290
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  7. 7
    Up 574
    Down 488

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 604
    Down 304
    HBO More
    74
  9. 9
    Up 495
    Down 301
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  10. 10
    Up 516
    Down 243
    Showtime More
    67
  11. 11
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    Down 383
    Showtime More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 346
    Down 400
    HBO More
    67
  13. 13
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    Down 326

    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  14. 14
    Up 334
    Down 321
    HBO More
    62
  15. 15
    Up 375
    Down 392
    HBO More
    61
  16. 16
    Up 345
    Down 381
    Showtime More
    60
  17. 17
    Up 305
    Down 248
    HBO More
    60
  18. 18
    Up 309
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    HBO More
    57
  19. 19
    Up 302
    Down 264
    FX More
    53
  20. 20
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    Down 282
    Showtime More
    53
  21. 21
    Up 164
    Down 411
    HBO More
    50
  22. 22
    Up 105
    Down 271
    HBO More
    49
  23. 23
    Up 103
    Down 279
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  24. 24
    Up 145
    Down 286
    HBO More
    46
  25. 25
    Up 212
    Down 139

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  26. 26
    Up 318
    Down 223

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  27. 27
    Up 142
    Down 258
    HBO More
    44
  28. 28
    Up 171
    Down 299
    HBO More
    44
  29. 29
    Up 149
    Down 246
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  30. 30
    Up 190
    Down 284
    Showtime More
    44
  31. 31
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    Down 261

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    44
  32. 32
    Up 193
    Down 263
    HBO More
    43
  33. 33
    Up 197
    Down 217
    HBO More
    43
  34. 34
    Up 249
    Down 245

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    43
  35. 35
    Up 122
    Down 288

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  36. 36
    Up 103
    Down 251
    HBO More
    41
  37. 37
    Up 192
    Down 183
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  38. 38
    Up 171
    Down 88

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    39
  39. 39
    Up 98
    Down 231
    HBO More
    39
  40. 40
    Up 108
    Down 253
    Audience Network, NBC More
    38
  41. 41
    Up 145
    Down 243
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  42. 42
    Up 74
    Down 249
    Showtime, HBO More
    38
  43. 43
    Up 62
    Down 252
    ITV2 More
    36
  44. 44
    Up 72
    Down 153
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  45. 45
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    Down 212
    HBO More
    35
  46. 46
    Up 81
    Down 254
    Showtime More
    34
  47. 47
    Up 52
    Down 149
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  48. 48
    Up 93
    Down 137

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    31
  49. 49
    Up 40
    Down 164
    Showtime More
    30
  50. 50
    Up 36
    Down 97

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    29
    added by: LanaYoshii
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