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The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

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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 Criteria: Premium cable refers to subscription-based channels including HBO, Showtime, Epix, Cinemax, Encore, Starz and PPV

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  1. 29
    Up 163
    Down 144
    HBO More
    53
  2. 57
    Up 43
    Down 61

    niche appeal
    Girls

    HBO More
    41
    added by: shannonm
  3. 49
    Up 16
    Down 14
    Sky1 More
    44
    added by: davenathan
  4. 12
    Up 302
    Down 269

    controversial
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    HBO More
    70
  5. 4
    Up 592
    Down 230
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  6. 42
    Up 81
    Down 112
    HBO More
    48
  7. 21
    Up 188
    Down 154
    Showtime More
    59
  8. 45
    Up 60
    Down 130

    controversial
    Inside the NFL

    Showtime, HBO More
    46
  9. 7
    Up 666
    Down 198
    AMC More
    77
  10. 19
    Up 265
    Down 140
    FX More
    63
  11. 67
    Up 14
    Down 16
    NBC More
    34
  12. 5
    Up 533
    Down 166
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    82
  13. 63
    Up 14
    Down 6
    Showtime More
    35
  14. 34
    Up 113
    Down 121
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    50
  15. 14
    Up 327
    Down 253
    Showtime More
    68
  16. 65
    Up 19
    Down 16
    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC HD More
    35
  17. 3
    Up 667
    Down 258
    HBO More
    86
  18. 43
    Up 72
    Down 95
    HBO More
    48
  19. 55
    Up 74
    Down 60
    Channel 4 More
    42
  20. 36
    Up 108
    Down 134

    controversial
    Big Love

    HBO More
    50
  21. 22
    Up 199
    Down 119

    niche appeal
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    55
  22. 47
    Up 54
    Down 132

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

    ITV2 More
    45
  23. 30
    Up 145
    Down 69

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    52
  24. 2
    Up 920
    Down 362

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    94
  25. 40
    Up 85
    Down 133
    HBO More
    49
  26. 20
    Up 243
    Down 126
    HBO More
    62
  27. 39
    Up 123
    Down 124
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    49
  28. 61
    Up 33
    Down 62
    HBO More
    37
  29. 44
    Up 19
    Down 44
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    46
    added by: nicolas.verret
  30. 26
    Up 156
    Down 99
    HBO More
    54
  31. 64
    Up 18
    Down 12
    NBC More
    35
  32. 56
    Up 112
    Down 45

    ranked low on reranks
    American Horror Story

    FX More
    42
  33. 62
    Up 23
    Down 16
    USA Network More
    36
  34. 13
    Up 405
    Down 203
    Starz! More
    68
  35. 31
    Up 123
    Down 279

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sex and the City

    HBO More
    52
  36. 41
    Up 92
    Down 126
    Audience Network, NBC More
    49
  37. 24
    Up 238
    Down 105

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    55
  38. 23
    Up 95
    Down 150

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mr. Show with Bob and David

    HBO More
    55
  39. 9
    Up 513
    Down 177
    HBO More
    76
  40. 32
    Up 140
    Down 162
    HBO More
    51
  41. 66
    Up 15
    Down 14
    HBO More
    35
    added by: nicolas.verret
  42. 69
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Channel 4 More
    33
  43. 68
    Up 1
    Down 1
    British Broadcasting Corporation More
    34
  44. 28
    Up 166
    Down 163
    Showtime More
    53
  45. 27
    Up 86
    Down 153

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Larry Sanders Show

    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    54
  46. 17
    Up 309
    Down 261

    often listed
    Entourage

    HBO More
    65
  47. 60
    Up 36
    Down 85

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Queer as Folk

    Showtime, Showcase More
    40
  48. 1
    Up 1293
    Down 191

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  49. 16
    Up 300
    Down 251
    Showtime More
    65
  50. 46
    Up 9
    Down 25
    HBO More
    45
    added by: mark123
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