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. 32
    Up 193
    Down 274
    HBO More
    43
  2. 47
    Up 54
    Down 161
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  3. 56
    Up 31
    Down 101
    Sky1 More
    27
    added by: davenathan
  4. 49
    Up 41
    Down 107

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
  5. 12
    Up 349
    Down 413
    HBO More
    66
  6. 4
    Up 727
    Down 363
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  7. 39
    Up 99
    Down 239
    HBO More
    39
  8. 20
    Up 215
    Down 295
    Showtime More
    52
  9. 42
    Up 75
    Down 259
    Showtime, HBO More
    38
  10. 19
    Up 304
    Down 275
    FX More
    53
  11. 6
    Up 623
    Down 301
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  12. 60
    Up 49
    Down 73

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    23
  13. 30
    Up 151
    Down 258
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    43
  14. 11
    Up 404
    Down 397
    Showtime More
    67
  15. 3
    Up 814
    Down 397
    HBO More
    86
  16. 45
    Up 92
    Down 220
    HBO More
    35
  17. 48
    Up 98
    Down 145
    Channel 4 More
    31
  18. 27
    Up 145
    Down 269
    HBO More
    44
  19. 34
    Up 252
    Down 255

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    42
  20. 43
    Up 65
    Down 261
    ITV2 More
    36
  21. 38
    Up 200
    Down 192

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  22. 2
    Up 1084
    Down 536

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  23. 36
    Up 104
    Down 261
    HBO More
    41
  24. 17
    Up 310
    Down 259
    HBO More
    59
  25. 41
    Up 149
    Down 251
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  26. 59
    Up 36
    Down 137
    HBO More
    24
  27. 58
    Up 34
    Down 168

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  28. 33
    Up 200
    Down 228
    HBO More
    43
  29. 13
    Up 484
    Down 335

    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  30. 21
    Up 169
    Down 423
    HBO More
    50
  31. 40
    Up 112
    Down 263
    Audience Network, NBC More
    38
  32. 26
    Up 326
    Down 234

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  33. 22
    Up 106
    Down 281
    HBO More
    49
  34. 8
    Up 616
    Down 314
    HBO More
    74
  35. 28
    Up 173
    Down 310
    HBO More
    44
  36. 29
    Up 194
    Down 292
    Showtime More
    44
  37. 23
    Up 104
    Down 290
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  38. 15
    Up 382
    Down 405
    HBO More
    61
  39. 51
    Up 60
    Down 162
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  40. 1
    Up 1587
    Down 323

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  41. 16
    Up 351
    Down 392
    Showtime More
    60
  42. 54
    Up 41
    Down 145
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  43. 46
    Up 81
    Down 263
    Showtime More
    34
  44. 44
    Up 75
    Down 161
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  45. 35
    Up 122
    Down 300

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  46. 37
    Up 186
    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    40
  47. 31
    Up 97
    Down 272

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  48. 24
    Up 146
    Down 298
    HBO More
    45
  49. 50
    Up 40
    Down 170
    Showtime More
    29
  50. 55
    Up 36
    Down 102
    CBS More
    27
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