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. 39
    Up 119
    Down 293
    Audience Network, NBC More
    40
  2. 4
    Up 756
    Down 395
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  3. 29
    Up 101
    Down 300

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    45
  4. 6
    Up 646
    Down 326
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    79
  5. 23
    Up 111
    Down 317
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  6. 58
    Up 36
    Down 177
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    25
    added by: nicolas.verret
  7. 38
    Up 220
    Down 217

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    41
  8. 31
    Up 264
    Down 284

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    44
  9. 55
    Up 40
    Down 112
    CBS More
    27
  10. 48
    Up 109
    Down 171
    Channel 4 More
    31
  11. 35
    Up 129
    Down 328

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    43
  12. 52
    Up 48
    Down 131

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    29
    added by: LanaYoshii
  13. 19
    Up 314
    Down 305
    FX More
    54
  14. 59
    Up 39
    Down 146
    HBO More
    25
  15. 24
    Up 162
    Down 298
    HBO More
    46
  16. 34
    Up 203
    Down 302
    HBO More
    43
  17. 12
    Up 363
    Down 443
    HBO More
    66
  18. 5
    Up 542
    Down 400
    HBO More
    80
  19. 16
    Up 399
    Down 436
    HBO More
    61
  20. 40
    Up 107
    Down 265
    HBO More
    40
  21. 22
    Up 109
    Down 310
    HBO More
    48
  22. 14
    Up 360
    Down 356
    HBO More
    63
  23. 32
    Up 181
    Down 343
    HBO More
    44
  24. 21
    Up 180
    Down 455
    HBO More
    50
  25. 17
    Up 331
    Down 285
    HBO More
    59
  26. 33
    Up 207
    Down 255
    HBO More
    44
  27. 3
    Up 860
    Down 428
    HBO More
    87
  28. 8
    Up 609
    Down 536
    HBO More
    75
  29. 44
    Up 100
    Down 247
    HBO More
    36
  30. 45
    Up 83
    Down 186
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  31. 1
    Up 1665
    Down 354

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  32. 18
    Up 326
    Down 355
    HBO More
    58
  33. 37
    Up 111
    Down 289
    HBO More
    41
  34. 7
    Up 647
    Down 338
    HBO More
    75
  35. 54
    Up 46
    Down 154
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  36. 26
    Up 151
    Down 326
    HBO More
    45
  37. 49
    Up 57
    Down 189
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  38. 27
    Up 254
    Down 176

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  39. 43
    Up 67
    Down 288
    ITV2 More
    36
  40. 9
    Up 537
    Down 335
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    71
  41. 20
    Up 222
    Down 323
    Showtime More
    52
  42. 2
    Up 1127
    Down 573

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  43. 50
    Up 45
    Down 193
    Showtime More
    29
  44. 25
    Up 206
    Down 320

    ranked low on reranks
    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

    Showtime More
    45
  45. 10
    Up 426
    Down 430
    Showtime More
    68
  46. 15
    Up 366
    Down 421
    Showtime More
    61
  47. 46
    Up 88
    Down 292
    Showtime More
    35
  48. 62
    Up 1
    Down 1
    Showtime More
    21
    added by: Dave_7672
  49. 30
    Up 347
    Down 264

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  50. 36
    Up 216
    Down 99

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
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