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. 13
    Up 484
    Down 333

    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  2. 6
    Up 619
    Down 299
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  3. 33
    Up 200
    Down 226
    HBO More
    43
  4. 11
    Up 402
    Down 395
    Showtime More
    67
  5. 59
    Up 36
    Down 137
    HBO More
    24
  6. 60
    Up 49
    Down 73

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    23
  7. 31
    Up 97
    Down 270

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  8. 46
    Up 81
    Down 261
    Showtime More
    34
  9. 28
    Up 173
    Down 308
    HBO More
    44
  10. 58
    Up 34
    Down 168

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  11. 35
    Up 122
    Down 298

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  12. 54
    Up 41
    Down 145
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  13. 57
    Up 30
    Down 102
    Starz More
    26
  14. 56
    Up 31
    Down 101
    Sky1 More
    27
    added by: davenathan
  15. 47
    Up 54
    Down 159
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  16. 9
    Up 499
    Down 309
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  17. 45
    Up 92
    Down 218
    HBO More
    35
  18. 32
    Up 193
    Down 272
    HBO More
    43
  19. 43
    Up 65
    Down 259
    ITV2 More
    36
  20. 36
    Up 104
    Down 259
    HBO More
    41
  21. 50
    Up 40
    Down 169
    Showtime More
    29
  22. 20
    Up 214
    Down 293
    Showtime More
    52
  23. 38
    Up 183
    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    40
  24. 24
    Up 146
    Down 296
    HBO More
    45
  25. 55
    Up 36
    Down 102
    CBS More
    27
  26. 34
    Up 252
    Down 253

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    43
  27. 1
    Up 1582
    Down 320

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  28. 5
    Up 518
    Down 366

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    79
  29. 8
    Up 614
    Down 312
    HBO More
    74
  30. 26
    Up 326
    Down 232

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  31. 37
    Up 198
    Down 190
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  32. 18
    Up 311
    Down 320
    HBO More
    57
  33. 27
    Up 145
    Down 267
    HBO More
    44
  34. 14
    Up 341
    Down 327
    HBO More
    62
  35. 30
    Up 151
    Down 256
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  36. 4
    Up 724
    Down 361
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  37. 17
    Up 309
    Down 257
    HBO More
    59
  38. 7
    Up 583
    Down 498

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  39. 52
    Up 46
    Down 115
    29
    added by: sebbzor
  40. 44
    Up 75
    Down 159
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  41. 12
    Up 348
    Down 411
    HBO More
    66
  42. 40
    Up 112
    Down 261
    Audience Network, NBC More
    39
  43. 25
    Up 222
    Down 148

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  44. 2
    Up 1080
    Down 534

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  45. 48
    Up 97
    Down 143
    Channel 4 More
    31
  46. 51
    Up 60
    Down 161
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  47. 16
    Up 350
    Down 390
    Showtime More
    60
  48. 3
    Up 813
    Down 395
    HBO More
    86
  49. 29
    Up 194
    Down 290
    Showtime More
    44
  50. 23
    Up 104
    Down 288
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
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