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.
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    HBO

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  2. 49
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    added by shannonm HBO

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  3. 57
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    added by davenathan Sky1

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  4. 51
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    added by LanaYoshii Cinemax

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  5. 12
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    HBO

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  6. 4
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    BBC Four, HBO

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  7. 40
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    HBO

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  8. 20
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    Showtime

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  9. 41
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    Showtime, HBO

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  10. 19
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    FX

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  11. 6
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO

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  12. 54
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  13. 28
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    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central

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  14. 10
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    often listed Showtime

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  15. 3
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    HBO

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  16. 43
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    HBO

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  17. 47
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    Channel 4

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  18. 26
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    HBO

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  19. 33
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    CBC Television

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  20. 45
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    ITV2

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  21. 31
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    ranked low on reranks British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ...

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  22. 63
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    new! & added by woogyjones50 HBO

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  23. 2
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    the people's #1 Showtime

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  24. 38
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    HBO

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  25. 17
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    HBO

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  26. 42
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    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television

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  27. 61
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    HBO

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  28. 60
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    often listed & added by nicolas.verret British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD

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  29. 35
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    HBO

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  30. 13
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    ranked low on reranks Starz!

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  31. 21
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    often listed HBO

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  32. 39
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    Audience Network, NBC

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  33. 29
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  34. 22
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    HBO

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  35. 59
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    added by LanaYoshii Showtime

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  36. 62
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    added by Dave_7672 Showtime

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  37. 8
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    HBO

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  38. 34
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    HBO

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  39. 30
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    Showtime

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  40. 24
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO

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  41. 16
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    HBO

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  42. 50
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    Showtime, Showcase

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  43. 1
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    most listed HBO

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  44. 15
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    Showtime

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  45. 56
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    added by mark123 HBO

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  46. 46
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    Showtime

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  47. 44
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    added by sebbzor HBO

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  48. 37
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    Channel 4, HBO

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  49. 25
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  50. 32
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO

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