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. 40
    Up 111
    Down 259
    Audience Network, NBC More
    39
  2. 4
    Up 723
    Down 360
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  3. 31
    Up 97
    Down 268

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  4. 6
    Up 619
    Down 298
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  5. 23
    Up 104
    Down 287
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  6. 58
    Up 34
    Down 167

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  7. 37
    Up 197
    Down 189
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  8. 34
    Up 252
    Down 252

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    43
  9. 55
    Up 36
    Down 102
    CBS More
    27
  10. 48
    Up 96
    Down 142
    Channel 4 More
    31
  11. 35
    Up 122
    Down 297

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  12. 49
    Up 41
    Down 104

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
  13. 19
    Up 304
    Down 272
    FX More
    53
  14. 59
    Up 36
    Down 137
    HBO More
    25
  15. 28
    Up 144
    Down 266
    HBO More
    44
  16. 32
    Up 193
    Down 270
    HBO More
    43
  17. 12
    Up 348
    Down 410
    HBO More
    66
  18. 5
    Up 518
    Down 365

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    79
  19. 15
    Up 380
    Down 402
    HBO More
    61
  20. 39
    Up 99
    Down 236
    HBO More
    39
  21. 22
    Up 106
    Down 278
    HBO More
    49
  22. 14
    Up 341
    Down 326
    HBO More
    62
  23. 27
    Up 173
    Down 306
    HBO More
    44
  24. 21
    Up 166
    Down 420
    HBO More
    50
  25. 17
    Up 308
    Down 256
    HBO More
    59
  26. 33
    Up 200
    Down 225
    HBO More
    43
  27. 3
    Up 813
    Down 394
    HBO More
    86
  28. 7
    Up 581
    Down 497

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  29. 45
    Up 92
    Down 217
    HBO More
    35
  30. 44
    Up 75
    Down 158
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  31. 1
    Up 1580
    Down 319

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  32. 18
    Up 311
    Down 319
    HBO More
    57
  33. 36
    Up 104
    Down 258
    HBO More
    41
  34. 8
    Up 613
    Down 311
    HBO More
    74
  35. 54
    Up 41
    Down 144
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  36. 24
    Up 146
    Down 295
    HBO More
    45
  37. 47
    Up 54
    Down 157
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  38. 25
    Up 222
    Down 146

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  39. 43
    Up 65
    Down 258
    ITV2 More
    36
  40. 9
    Up 499
    Down 308
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  41. 20
    Up 214
    Down 292
    Showtime More
    52
  42. 2
    Up 1079
    Down 533

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  43. 50
    Up 40
    Down 168
    Showtime More
    29
  44. 29
    Up 194
    Down 289
    Showtime More
    44
  45. 11
    Up 400
    Down 394
    Showtime More
    67
  46. 16
    Up 350
    Down 389
    Showtime More
    60
  47. 46
    Up 81
    Down 260
    Showtime More
    34
  48. 26
    Up 325
    Down 231

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  49. 38
    Up 181
    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    40
  50. 10
    Up 521
    Down 252
    Showtime More
    67
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