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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. 49
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    Sky1 More
    44
    added by: davenathan
  2. 54
    Up 21
    Down 30
    Fox Broadcasting Company More
    43
  3. 10
    Up 430
    Down 170
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    76
  4. 30
    Up 145
    Down 69

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    52
  5. 57
    Up 34
    Down 85

    niche appeal
    Masters of Horror

    Showtime More
    41
  6. 7
    Up 666
    Down 198
    AMC More
    77
  7. 59
    Up 43
    Down 62

    niche appeal
    Girls

    HBO More
    41
    added by: shannonm
  8. 2
    Up 920
    Down 362

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    94
  9. 15
    Up 292
    Down 192
    HBO More
    66
  10. 14
    Up 327
    Down 253
    Showtime More
    68
  11. 20
    Up 243
    Down 126
    HBO More
    62
  12. 34
    Up 113
    Down 121
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    50
  13. 66
    Up 15
    Down 14
    HBO More
    35
    added by: nicolas.verret
  14. 19
    Up 265
    Down 140
    FX More
    63
  15. 39
    Up 123
    Down 124
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    49
  16. 18
    Up 259
    Down 176
    HBO More
    63
  17. 28
    Up 167
    Down 163
    Showtime More
    53
  18. 38
    Up 115
    Down 160

    controversial
    Hung

    HBO More
    49
  19. 53
    Up 23
    Down 20
    CBS More
    43
  20. 25
    Up 74
    Down 22
    HBO More
    55
    added by: elise
  21. 9
    Up 513
    Down 177
    HBO More
    76
  22. 4
    Up 592
    Down 230
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  23. 40
    Up 85
    Down 133
    HBO More
    49
  24. 63
    Up 14
    Down 6
    Showtime More
    35
  25. 36
    Up 108
    Down 134

    controversial
    Big Love

    HBO More
    50
  26. 3
    Up 667
    Down 258
    HBO More
    86
  27. 50
    Up 30
    Down 29
    44
    added by: sebbzor
  28. 47
    Up 54
    Down 132

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

    ITV2 More
    45
  29. 13
    Up 406
    Down 203
    Starz! More
    68
  30. 24
    Up 239
    Down 105

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    55
  31. 55
    Up 74
    Down 60
    Channel 4 More
    42
  32. 16
    Up 300
    Down 251
    Showtime More
    65
  33. 48
    Up 64
    Down 129

    often listed &controversial
    United States of Tara

    Showtime More
    44
  34. 21
    Up 188
    Down 154
    Showtime More
    59
  35. 51
    Up 55
    Down 57

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    43
  36. 29
    Up 163
    Down 144
    HBO More
    53
  37. 62
    Up 23
    Down 16
    USA Network More
    36
  38. 1
    Up 1294
    Down 191

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  39. 5
    Up 533
    Down 166
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    82
  40. 61
    Up 33
    Down 62
    HBO More
    37
  41. 65
    Up 19
    Down 16
    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC HD More
    35
  42. 37
    Up 49
    Down 32

    niche appeal
    John Adams

    HBO More
    49
    added by: sebbzor
  43. 26
    Up 156
    Down 99
    HBO More
    54
  44. 52
    Up 24
    Down 83

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

    43
    added by: Dave_7672
  45. 58
    Up 19
    Down 24
    Starz More
    41
  46. 31
    Up 123
    Down 279

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sex and the City

    HBO More
    52
  47. 8
    Up 488
    Down 350

    often listed &controversial
    True Blood

    HBO More
    77
  48. 33
    Up 107
    Down 162
    Channel 4, HBO More
    50
  49. 32
    Up 140
    Down 162
    HBO More
    51
  50. 12
    Up 302
    Down 269

    controversial
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    HBO More
    70
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