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. 56
    Up 31
    Down 101
    Sky1 More
    27
    added by: davenathan
  2. 9
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    Down 309
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  3. 37
    Up 198
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  4. 50
    Up 40
    Down 169
    Showtime More
    29
  5. 47
    Up 54
    Down 159
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  6. 2
    Up 1082
    Down 534

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  7. 14
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    Down 327
    HBO More
    62
  8. 11
    Up 403
    Down 395
    Showtime More
    67
  9. 17
    Up 309
    Down 257
    HBO More
    59
  10. 30
    Up 151
    Down 256
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  11. 19
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    Down 273
    FX More
    53
  12. 41
    Up 149
    Down 249
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  13. 18
    Up 311
    Down 320
    HBO More
    57
  14. 29
    Up 194
    Down 290
    Showtime More
    44
  15. 24
    Up 146
    Down 296
    HBO More
    45
  16. 55
    Up 36
    Down 102
    CBS More
    27
  17. 25
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    Down 148

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  18. 8
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    Down 312
    HBO More
    74
  19. 4
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    Down 361
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  20. 36
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    Down 259
    HBO More
    41
  21. 60
    Up 49
    Down 73

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    23
  22. 27
    Up 145
    Down 267
    HBO More
    44
  23. 3
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    Down 395
    HBO More
    86
  24. 52
    Up 46
    Down 115
    29
    added by: sebbzor
  25. 43
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    Down 259
    ITV2 More
    36
  26. 13
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    Down 333

    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  27. 49
    Up 41
    Down 105

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
  28. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  29. 48
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    Down 143
    Channel 4 More
    31
  30. 16
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    Showtime More
    60
  31. 46
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    Down 261
    Showtime More
    34
  32. 20
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    Down 293
    Showtime More
    52
  33. 38
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    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    40
  34. 32
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    Down 272
    HBO More
    43
  35. 1
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    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  36. 6
    Up 622
    Down 299
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  37. 59
    Up 36
    Down 137
    HBO More
    25
  38. 44
    Up 75
    Down 159
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  39. 33
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    Down 226
    HBO More
    43
  40. 53
    Up 36
    Down 200
    28
    added by: Dave_7672
  41. 57
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    Down 102
    Starz More
    26
  42. 21
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    Down 421
    HBO More
    50
  43. 7
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    Down 498

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  44. 35
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    Down 298

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  45. 28
    Up 173
    Down 308
    HBO More
    44
  46. 12
    Up 348
    Down 411
    HBO More
    66
  47. 54
    Up 41
    Down 145
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  48. 58
    Up 34
    Down 168

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  49. 15
    Up 381
    Down 403
    HBO More
    61
  50. 45
    Up 92
    Down 218
    HBO More
    35
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