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. 6
    Up 639
    Down 323
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  2. 51
    Up 45
    Down 127

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    29
    added by: LanaYoshii
  3. 26
    Up 156
    Down 292
    HBO More
    44
  4. 8
    Up 632
    Down 336
    HBO More
    74
  5. 37
    Up 108
    Down 284
    HBO More
    40
  6. 57
    Up 33
    Down 106
    Starz More
    26
  7. 16
    Up 361
    Down 417
    Showtime More
    60
  8. 32
    Up 200
    Down 296
    HBO More
    43
  9. 12
    Up 357
    Down 439
    HBO More
    66
  10. 35
    Up 125
    Down 323

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    41
  11. 20
    Up 220
    Down 319
    Showtime More
    52
  12. 5
    Up 534
    Down 394
    HBO More
    79
  13. 2
    Up 1108
    Down 567

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  14. 18
    Up 318
    Down 350
    HBO More
    56
  15. 15
    Up 394
    Down 433
    HBO More
    60
  16. 58
    Up 35
    Down 173

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  17. 31
    Up 99
    Down 295

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  18. 45
    Up 95
    Down 243
    HBO More
    35
  19. 41
    Up 151
    Down 272
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  20. 40
    Up 115
    Down 287
    Audience Network, NBC More
    38
  21. 59
    Up 39
    Down 141
    HBO More
    25
  22. 1
    Up 1635
    Down 349

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  23. 52
    Up 49
    Down 119
    29
    added by: sebbzor
  24. 47
    Up 55
    Down 184
    HBO More
    30
    added by: shannonm
  25. 39
    Up 103
    Down 261
    HBO More
    38
  26. 11
    Up 544
    Down 284
    Showtime More
    67
  27. 25
    Up 149
    Down 320
    HBO More
    45
  28. 42
    Up 80
    Down 279
    Showtime, HBO More
    37
  29. 19
    Up 311
    Down 301
    FX More
    53
  30. 44
    Up 82
    Down 181
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  31. 49
    Up 45
    Down 187
    Showtime More
    29
  32. 22
    Up 108
    Down 305
    HBO More
    48
  33. 30
    Up 158
    Down 283
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    43
  34. 14
    Up 354
    Down 352
    HBO More
    62
  35. 29
    Up 202
    Down 314
    Showtime More
    44
  36. 55
    Up 38
    Down 107
    CBS More
    27
  37. 50
    Up 64
    Down 178
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  38. 60
    Up 60
    Down 75

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    24
  39. 53
    Up 39
    Down 202
    28
    added by: Dave_7672
  40. 28
    Up 180
    Down 335
    HBO More
    44
  41. 9
    Up 527
    Down 333
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    71
  42. 43
    Up 66
    Down 282
    ITV2 More
    36
  43. 21
    Up 177
    Down 449
    HBO More
    50
  44. 48
    Up 106
    Down 167

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    30
  45. 27
    Up 340
    Down 258

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  46. 17
    Up 326
    Down 282
    HBO More
    59
  47. 13
    Up 499
    Down 359
    Starz! More
    63
  48. 56
    Up 33
    Down 105
    Sky1 More
    27
    added by: davenathan
  49. 36
    Up 211
    Down 95

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  50. 23
    Up 108
    Down 312
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    47
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