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.
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  1. 6
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    HBO

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  2. 49
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    added by LanaYoshii Cinemax

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  3. 63
    Up 8
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    new! & added by BillScrivener Syfy

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  4. 25
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    Down 386

    HBO

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  5. 7
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    HBO

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  6. 39
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    HBO

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  7. 60
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    Down 137

    Starz

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  8. 15
    Up 451
    Down 524

    Showtime

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  9. 36
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    HBO

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  10. 12
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    HBO

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  11. 37
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    Channel 4, HBO

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  12. 21
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Showtime

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  13. 5
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks HBO

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  14. 2
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    the people's #1 Showtime

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  15. 18
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    HBO

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  16. 16
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    HBO

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  17. 56
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    added by nicolas.verret British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD

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  18. 34
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO

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  19. 44
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    HBO

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  20. 43
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    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television

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  21. 38
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    Audience Network, NBC

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  22. 61
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    HBO

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  23. 1
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    most listed HBO

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  24. 48
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    added by sebbzor

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  25. 50
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    added by shannonm HBO

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  26. 41
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    HBO

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  27. 10
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    Down 386

    Showtime

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  28. 58
    Up 34
    Down 55

    added by LanaYoshii Showtime

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  29. 30
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks HBO

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  30. 42
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    Showtime, HBO

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  31. 19
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    FX

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  32. 40
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    added by sebbzor HBO

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  33. 53
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    Showtime

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  34. 26
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks HBO

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  35. 28
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    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central

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  36. 14
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    HBO

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  37. 33
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    Showtime

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  38. 57
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    CBS

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  39. 51
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    Showtime, Showcase

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  40. 52
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  41. 55
    Up 51
    Down 237

    added by Dave_7672

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  42. 35
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    HBO

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  43. 9
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    HBO

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  44. 45
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks ITV2

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  45. 22
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    HBO

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  46. 47
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    Channel 4

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  47. 29
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  48. 17
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    HBO

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  49. 13
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    Down 449

    Starz!

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  50. 59
    Up 45
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    added by davenathan Sky1

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