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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 Criteria: Premium cable refers to subscription-based channels including HBO, Showtime, Epix, Cinemax, Encore, Starz and PPV

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  1. 7
    Up 659
    Down 194

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

    AMC More
    77
  2. 40
    Up 92
    Down 124
    Audience Network, NBC More
    49
  3. 4
    Up 588
    Down 228

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Wire

    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  4. 68
    Up 1
    Down 1
    British Broadcasting Corporation More
    34
  5. 65
    Up 19
    Down 16
    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC HD More
    35
  6. 35
    Up 83
    Down 137

    often listed
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    50
  7. 5
    Up 529
    Down 165

    ranked low on reranks
    Band of Brothers

    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    81
  8. 26
    Up 85
    Down 151

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Larry Sanders Show

    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    54
  9. 44
    Up 19
    Down 42
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    46
    added by: nicolas.verret
  10. 30
    Up 142
    Down 69

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    52
  11. 22
    Up 196
    Down 116

    niche appeal
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    55
  12. 53
    Up 23
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    Person of Interest

    CBS More
    43
  13. 55
    Up 74
    Down 60

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    42
  14. 69
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Channel 4 More
    33
  15. 33
    Up 106
    Down 160

    often listed
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    50
  16. 19
    Up 258
    Down 138
    FX More
    62
  17. 56
    Up 112
    Down 45

    ranked low on reranks
    American Horror Story

    FX More
    42
  18. 54
    Up 20
    Down 30
    Fox Broadcasting Company More
    43
  19. 61
    Up 33
    Down 62

    often listed &niche appeal
    From the Earth to the Moon

    HBO More
    37
  20. 36
    Up 107
    Down 132

    controversial
    Big Love

    HBO More
    50
  21. 29
    Up 162
    Down 142
    HBO More
    53
  22. 12
    Up 297
    Down 266

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    HBO More
    70
  23. 6
    Up 432
    Down 226

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    81
  24. 17
    Up 305
    Down 257

    often listed
    Entourage

    HBO More
    65
  25. 42
    Up 79
    Down 111
    HBO More
    48
  26. 66
    Up 15
    Down 14
    HBO More
    35
    added by: nicolas.verret
  27. 23
    Up 94
    Down 148

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mr. Show with Bob and David

    HBO More
    55
  28. 15
    Up 289
    Down 190
    HBO More
    66
  29. 32
    Up 139
    Down 157
    HBO More
    51
  30. 31
    Up 123
    Down 276

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sex and the City

    HBO More
    52
  31. 20
    Up 239
    Down 125
    HBO More
    62
  32. 27
    Up 152
    Down 98

    ranked low on reranks
    The Pacific

    HBO More
    54
  33. 3
    Up 662
    Down 257

    often listed
    The Sopranos

    HBO More
    86
  34. 8
    Up 485
    Down 346

    often listed &controversial
    True Blood

    HBO More
    77
  35. 43
    Up 71
    Down 93
    HBO More
    48
  36. 37
    Up 48
    Down 31

    niche appeal
    John Adams

    HBO More
    49
    added by: sebbzor
  37. 1
    Up 1280
    Down 190

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  38. 18
    Up 255
    Down 174

    often listed
    Eastbound & Down

    HBO More
    63
  39. 39
    Up 84
    Down 132

    often listed &controversial
    Bored to Death

    HBO More
    49
  40. 9
    Up 507
    Down 176

    ranked low on reranks
    Boardwalk Empire

    HBO More
    76
  41. 46
    Up 7
    Down 23

    about to drop off
    Veep

    HBO More
    45
    added by: mark123
  42. 38
    Up 113
    Down 159

    often listed &controversial
    Hung

    HBO More
    49
  43. 57
    Up 43
    Down 61

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Girls

    HBO More
    41
    added by: shannonm
  44. 25
    Up 64
    Down 20
    HBO More
    54
    added by: elise
  45. 47
    Up 53
    Down 131

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

    ITV2 More
    45
  46. 67
    Up 14
    Down 16
    NBC More
    34
  47. 64
    Up 18
    Down 12
    NBC More
    35
  48. 10
    Up 423
    Down 170
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    76
  49. 21
    Up 187
    Down 152

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Like Me

    Showtime More
    59
  50. 2
    Up 918
    Down 356

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    94
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