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 1685
    Down 355

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1138
    Down 578

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 868
    Down 430
    HBO More
    87
  4. 4
    Up 762
    Down 398
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  5. 5
    Up 547
    Down 403
    HBO More
    80
  6. 6
    Up 648
    Down 329
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    79
  7. 7
    Up 653
    Down 341
    HBO More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 615
    Down 541
    HBO More
    75
  9. 9
    Up 542
    Down 337
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    71
  10. 10
    Up 431
    Down 433
    Showtime More
    68
  11. 11
    Up 563
    Down 290
    Showtime More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 366
    Down 447
    HBO More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 514
    Down 362
    Starz! More
    64
  14. 14
    Up 365
    Down 356
    HBO More
    63
  15. 15
    Up 368
    Down 425
    Showtime More
    61
  16. 16
    Up 402
    Down 440
    HBO More
    61
  17. 17
    Up 337
    Down 287
    HBO More
    60
  18. 18
    Up 331
    Down 358
    HBO More
    58
  19. 19
    Up 318
    Down 308
    FX More
    54
  20. 20
    Up 224
    Down 326
    Showtime More
    52
  21. 21
    Up 181
    Down 458
    HBO More
    50
  22. 22
    Up 110
    Down 313
    HBO More
    48
  23. 23
    Up 112
    Down 320
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  24. 24
    Up 163
    Down 301
    HBO More
    46
  25. 25
    Up 154
    Down 327
    HBO More
    45
  26. 26
    Up 206
    Down 323
    Showtime More
    45
  27. 27
    Up 260
    Down 178

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  28. 28
    Up 162
    Down 293

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nurse Jackie

    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    45
  29. 29
    Up 101
    Down 303

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    45
  30. 30
    Up 354
    Down 266

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  31. 31
    Up 265
    Down 287

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    44
  32. 32
    Up 184
    Down 346
    HBO More
    44
  33. 33
    Up 208
    Down 258
    HBO More
    43
  34. 34
    Up 204
    Down 305
    HBO More
    43
  35. 35
    Up 131
    Down 332

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    43
  36. 36
    Up 220
    Down 101

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  37. 37
    Up 113
    Down 291
    HBO More
    41
  38. 38
    Up 223
    Down 218

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    41
  39. 39
    Up 120
    Down 295
    Audience Network, NBC More
    40
  40. 40
    Up 110
    Down 267
    HBO More
    40
  41. 41
    Up 87
    Down 285
    Showtime, HBO More
    39
  42. 42
    Up 157
    Down 278
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  43. 43
    Up 67
    Down 290

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Secret Diary of a Call Girl

    ITV2 More
    36
  44. 44
    Up 101
    Down 249
    HBO More
    36
  45. 45
    Up 84
    Down 188
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  46. 46
    Up 88
    Down 294
    Showtime More
    35
  47. 47
    Up 54
    Down 125
    32
    added by: sebbzor
  48. 48
    Up 111
    Down 172
    Channel 4 More
    31
  49. 49
    Up 57
    Down 192
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  50. 50
    Up 47
    Down 194
    Showtime More
    30
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