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 120
    Down 295
    Audience Network, NBC More
    40
  2. 4
    Up 762
    Down 398
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  3. 29
    Up 101
    Down 303

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    45
  4. 6
    Up 648
    Down 329
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    79
  5. 23
    Up 112
    Down 320
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  6. 58
    Up 36
    Down 179
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    25
    added by: nicolas.verret
  7. 38
    Up 223
    Down 218

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    41
  8. 31
    Up 265
    Down 287

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    44
  9. 55
    Up 40
    Down 114
    CBS More
    27
  10. 48
    Up 110
    Down 172
    Channel 4 More
    31
  11. 35
    Up 131
    Down 332

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    43
  12. 52
    Up 51
    Down 134

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    29
    added by: LanaYoshii
  13. 19
    Up 318
    Down 308
    FX More
    54
  14. 60
    Up 39
    Down 148
    HBO More
    25
  15. 24
    Up 163
    Down 301
    HBO More
    46
  16. 34
    Up 204
    Down 305
    HBO More
    43
  17. 12
    Up 366
    Down 447
    HBO More
    66
  18. 5
    Up 547
    Down 403
    HBO More
    80
  19. 16
    Up 402
    Down 440
    HBO More
    61
  20. 40
    Up 110
    Down 267
    HBO More
    40
  21. 22
    Up 110
    Down 313
    HBO More
    48
  22. 14
    Up 365
    Down 356
    HBO More
    63
  23. 32
    Up 184
    Down 346
    HBO More
    44
  24. 21
    Up 181
    Down 458
    HBO More
    50
  25. 17
    Up 337
    Down 287
    HBO More
    60
  26. 33
    Up 208
    Down 258
    HBO More
    43
  27. 3
    Up 868
    Down 430
    HBO More
    87
  28. 8
    Up 615
    Down 541
    HBO More
    75
  29. 44
    Up 101
    Down 249
    HBO More
    36
  30. 45
    Up 84
    Down 188
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  31. 1
    Up 1684
    Down 355

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  32. 18
    Up 331
    Down 358
    HBO More
    58
  33. 37
    Up 113
    Down 291
    HBO More
    41
  34. 7
    Up 653
    Down 341
    HBO More
    75
  35. 54
    Up 46
    Down 156
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  36. 25
    Up 154
    Down 327
    HBO More
    45
  37. 49
    Up 57
    Down 192
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  38. 27
    Up 260
    Down 178

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  39. 43
    Up 67
    Down 290

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

    ITV2 More
    36
  40. 9
    Up 542
    Down 337
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    71
  41. 20
    Up 224
    Down 326
    Showtime More
    52
  42. 2
    Up 1138
    Down 578

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  43. 50
    Up 47
    Down 194
    Showtime More
    29
  44. 26
    Up 206
    Down 323
    Showtime More
    45
  45. 10
    Up 431
    Down 433
    Showtime More
    68
  46. 15
    Up 368
    Down 425
    Showtime More
    61
  47. 46
    Up 88
    Down 294
    Showtime More
    35
  48. 62
    Up 2
    Down 2
    Showtime More
    21
    added by: Dave_7672
  49. 30
    Up 353
    Down 266

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  50. 36
    Up 220
    Down 101

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
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