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 33
    Down 107
    Sky1 More
    26
    added by: davenathan
  2. 9
    Up 527
    Down 333
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  3. 39
    Up 212
    Down 214

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  4. 50
    Up 45
    Down 189
    Showtime More
    29
  5. 49
    Up 56
    Down 185
    HBO More
    30
    added by: shannonm
  6. 2
    Up 1112
    Down 567

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  7. 14
    Up 355
    Down 352
    HBO More
    63
  8. 10
    Up 416
    Down 426
    Showtime More
    68
  9. 17
    Up 327
    Down 282
    HBO More
    59
  10. 28
    Up 159
    Down 284
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  11. 19
    Up 311
    Down 302
    FX More
    54
  12. 42
    Up 152
    Down 274
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    37
  13. 18
    Up 318
    Down 350
    HBO More
    57
  14. 25
    Up 204
    Down 315
    Showtime More
    45
  15. 27
    Up 149
    Down 321

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hung

    HBO More
    45
  16. 55
    Up 38
    Down 109
    CBS More
    26
  17. 26
    Up 247
    Down 171

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  18. 7
    Up 633
    Down 336
    HBO More
    75
  19. 4
    Up 746
    Down 392
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  20. 38
    Up 108
    Down 285
    HBO More
    40
  21. 60
    Up 61
    Down 77

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    23
  22. 24
    Up 158
    Down 293
    HBO More
    45
  23. 3
    Up 845
    Down 425
    HBO More
    87
  24. 47
    Up 50
    Down 120
    31
    added by: sebbzor
  25. 44
    Up 67
    Down 283
    ITV2 More
    36
  26. 13
    Up 499
    Down 359
    Starz! More
    63
  27. 52
    Up 45
    Down 129

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    29
    added by: LanaYoshii
  28. 31
    Up 341
    Down 259

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  29. 48
    Up 108
    Down 167

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    31
  30. 15
    Up 361
    Down 417
    Showtime More
    60
  31. 46
    Up 86
    Down 288
    Showtime More
    34
  32. 20
    Up 220
    Down 319
    Showtime More
    52
  33. 36
    Up 211
    Down 96

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  34. 34
    Up 200
    Down 298
    HBO More
    42
  35. 1
    Up 1638
    Down 350

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  36. 6
    Up 639
    Down 323
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  37. 59
    Up 39
    Down 143
    HBO More
    24
  38. 43
    Up 83
    Down 182
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  39. 33
    Up 206
    Down 252
    HBO More
    43
  40. 53
    Up 40
    Down 204
    28
    added by: Dave_7672
  41. 57
    Up 33
    Down 108
    Starz More
    26
  42. 21
    Up 177
    Down 451
    HBO More
    50
  43. 8
    Up 601
    Down 530
    HBO More
    75
  44. 35
    Up 126
    Down 324

    often listed
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  45. 32
    Up 180
    Down 338
    HBO More
    44
  46. 12
    Up 357
    Down 439
    HBO More
    66
  47. 54
    Up 46
    Down 151
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  48. 58
    Up 35
    Down 175
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    25
    added by: nicolas.verret
  49. 16
    Up 394
    Down 433
    HBO More
    60
  50. 45
    Up 96
    Down 244
    HBO More
    35
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