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 478
    Down 328

    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  2. 6
    Up 616
    Down 293
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  3. 33
    Up 198
    Down 219
    HBO More
    43
  4. 11
    Up 397
    Down 386
    Showtime More
    67
  5. 59
    Up 36
    Down 137
    HBO More
    25
  6. 60
    Up 47
    Down 73

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    23
  7. 31
    Up 97
    Down 264

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    44
  8. 46
    Up 81
    Down 255
    Showtime More
    34
  9. 28
    Up 171
    Down 302
    HBO More
    44
  10. 58
    Up 32
    Down 167

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  11. 35
    Up 121
    Down 292

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  12. 54
    Up 40
    Down 144
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  13. 57
    Up 30
    Down 102
    Starz More
    26
  14. 56
    Up 30
    Down 101
    Sky1 More
    27
    added by: davenathan
  15. 47
    Up 52
    Down 151
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  16. 9
    Up 498
    Down 304
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  17. 45
    Up 91
    Down 213
    HBO More
    35
  18. 32
    Up 193
    Down 265
    HBO More
    43
  19. 43
    Up 64
    Down 253
    ITV2 More
    36
  20. 36
    Up 103
    Down 253
    HBO More
    41
  21. 50
    Up 40
    Down 165
    Showtime More
    30
  22. 20
    Up 214
    Down 286
    Showtime More
    53
  23. 38
    Up 173
    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    39
  24. 24
    Up 145
    Down 290
    HBO More
    45
  25. 55
    Up 35
    Down 102
    CBS More
    27
  26. 34
    Up 249
    Down 247

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    43
  27. 1
    Up 1570
    Down 314

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  28. 5
    Up 516
    Down 359

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    79
  29. 8
    Up 607
    Down 307
    HBO More
    74
  30. 26
    Up 320
    Down 224

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  31. 37
    Up 194
    Down 184
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  32. 18
    Up 310
    Down 314
    HBO More
    57
  33. 27
    Up 142
    Down 260
    HBO More
    44
  34. 14
    Up 338
    Down 322
    HBO More
    62
  35. 30
    Up 149
    Down 249
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  36. 4
    Up 719
    Down 356
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  37. 17
    Up 307
    Down 250
    HBO More
    60
  38. 7
    Up 577
    Down 491

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  39. 52
    Up 46
    Down 115
    29
    added by: sebbzor
  40. 44
    Up 74
    Down 154
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  41. 12
    Up 346
    Down 404
    HBO More
    67
  42. 40
    Up 109
    Down 254
    Audience Network, NBC More
    39
  43. 25
    Up 216
    Down 141

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  44. 2
    Up 1076
    Down 527

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  45. 48
    Up 94
    Down 138
    Channel 4 More
    31
  46. 51
    Up 59
    Down 159
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  47. 16
    Up 346
    Down 384
    Showtime More
    60
  48. 3
    Up 809
    Down 389
    HBO More
    86
  49. 29
    Up 191
    Down 285
    Showtime More
    44
  50. 23
    Up 103
    Down 282
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
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