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 499
    Down 359
    Starz! More
    63
  2. 6
    Up 639
    Down 323
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  3. 34
    Up 205
    Down 251
    HBO More
    42
  4. 10
    Up 416
    Down 426
    Showtime More
    67
  5. 59
    Up 39
    Down 141
    HBO More
    25
  6. 60
    Up 60
    Down 75

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    24
  7. 31
    Up 99
    Down 295

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  8. 46
    Up 85
    Down 287
    Showtime More
    34
  9. 28
    Up 180
    Down 335
    HBO More
    44
  10. 58
    Up 35
    Down 173

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  11. 35
    Up 125
    Down 323

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    41
  12. 54
    Up 46
    Down 149
    HBO More
    28
    added by: mark123
  13. 57
    Up 33
    Down 106
    Starz More
    26
  14. 56
    Up 33
    Down 105
    Sky1 More
    27
    added by: davenathan
  15. 47
    Up 55
    Down 184
    HBO More
    30
    added by: shannonm
  16. 9
    Up 527
    Down 333
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    71
  17. 45
    Up 95
    Down 243
    HBO More
    35
  18. 32
    Up 200
    Down 296
    HBO More
    43
  19. 43
    Up 66
    Down 282
    ITV2 More
    36
  20. 37
    Up 108
    Down 284
    HBO More
    40
  21. 49
    Up 45
    Down 187
    Showtime More
    29
  22. 20
    Up 220
    Down 319
    Showtime More
    52
  23. 36
    Up 211
    Down 95

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  24. 25
    Up 149
    Down 320
    HBO More
    45
  25. 55
    Up 38
    Down 107
    CBS More
    27
  26. 33
    Up 262
    Down 278
    CBC Television More
    42
  27. 1
    Up 1635
    Down 349

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  28. 5
    Up 534
    Down 394
    HBO More
    79
  29. 8
    Up 632
    Down 336
    HBO More
    74
  30. 27
    Up 340
    Down 258

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  31. 38
    Up 212
    Down 213

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  32. 18
    Up 318
    Down 350
    HBO More
    56
  33. 26
    Up 156
    Down 292
    HBO More
    44
  34. 14
    Up 354
    Down 352
    HBO More
    62
  35. 30
    Up 158
    Down 283
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    43
  36. 4
    Up 744
    Down 392
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  37. 17
    Up 326
    Down 282
    HBO More
    59
  38. 7
    Up 600
    Down 529

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  39. 52
    Up 49
    Down 119
    29
    added by: sebbzor
  40. 44
    Up 82
    Down 181
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  41. 12
    Up 357
    Down 439
    HBO More
    66
  42. 40
    Up 115
    Down 287
    Audience Network, NBC More
    38
  43. 24
    Up 247
    Down 170

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  44. 2
    Up 1108
    Down 567

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  45. 48
    Up 106
    Down 167

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    30
  46. 50
    Up 64
    Down 178
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  47. 16
    Up 361
    Down 417
    Showtime More
    60
  48. 3
    Up 843
    Down 423
    HBO More
    86
  49. 29
    Up 202
    Down 314
    Showtime More
    44
  50. 23
    Up 108
    Down 312
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    47
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