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 1588
    Down 323

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1085
    Down 537

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 816
    Down 397
    HBO More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 729
    Down 363
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  5. 5
    Up 519
    Down 368
    HBO More
    79
  6. 6
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    Down 301
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  7. 7
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    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 616
    Down 314
    HBO More
    74
  9. 9
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    Down 311
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  10. 10
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    Down 255
    Showtime More
    67
  11. 11
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    Down 397
    Showtime More
    67
  12. 12
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    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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    Down 329
    HBO More
    62
  15. 15
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    Down 405
    HBO More
    61
  16. 16
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    Showtime More
    60
  17. 17
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    HBO More
    60
  18. 18
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    HBO More
    57
  19. 19
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    FX More
    53
  20. 20
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    Down 295
    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 150

    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 258
    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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    Down 228
    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 300

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  36. 36
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    Down 261
    HBO More
    41
  37. 37
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    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    40
  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  39. 39
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    HBO More
    39
  40. 40
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    Down 263
    Audience Network, NBC More
    39
  41. 41
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    Down 251
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  42. 42
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    Down 259
    Showtime, HBO More
    38
  43. 43
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    ITV2 More
    36
  44. 44
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    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 161
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  48. 48
    Up 99
    Down 145
    Channel 4 More
    31
  49. 49
    Up 41
    Down 107

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
  50. 50
    Up 40
    Down 170
    Showtime More
    29
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