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The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

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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. 14
    Up 404
    Down 203

    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    68
  2. 5
    Up 532
    Down 166
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    81
  3. 26
    Up 155
    Down 99
    HBO More
    54
  4. 13
    Up 327
    Down 253
    Showtime More
    68
  5. 61
    Up 33
    Down 62
    HBO More
    37
  6. 63
    Up 14
    Down 6
    Showtime More
    35
  7. 35
    Up 84
    Down 139

    often listed &controversial
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    50
  8. 48
    Up 64
    Down 129

    often listed &controversial
    United States of Tara

    Showtime More
    44
  9. 67
    Up 14
    Down 16
    NBC More
    34
  10. 32
    Up 140
    Down 162
    HBO More
    51
  11. 68
    Up 1
    Down 1
    British Broadcasting Corporation More
    34
  12. 44
    Up 19
    Down 44
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    46
    added by: nicolas.verret
  13. 33
    Up 107
    Down 162
    Channel 4, HBO More
    50
  14. 46
    Up 9
    Down 25
    HBO More
    45
    added by: mark123
  15. 59
    Up 19
    Down 24
    Starz More
    41
  16. 49
    Up 16
    Down 14
    Sky1 More
    44
    added by: davenathan
  17. 56
    Up 112
    Down 45

    ranked low on reranks
    American Horror Story

    FX More
    42
  18. 57
    Up 43
    Down 61

    niche appeal
    Girls

    HBO More
    41
    added by: shannonm
  19. 64
    Up 18
    Down 12
    NBC More
    35
  20. 10
    Up 429
    Down 170
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    76
  21. 43
    Up 72
    Down 95
    HBO More
    48
  22. 29
    Up 163
    Down 144
    HBO More
    53
  23. 47
    Up 54
    Down 132

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

    ITV2 More
    45
  24. 40
    Up 85
    Down 133

    controversial
    Bored to Death

    HBO More
    49
  25. 58
    Up 34
    Down 85

    niche appeal
    Masters of Horror

    Showtime More
    41
  26. 21
    Up 188
    Down 154
    Showtime More
    59
  27. 51
    Up 55
    Down 56

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    43
  28. 38
    Up 115
    Down 160

    controversial
    Hung

    HBO More
    49
  29. 54
    Up 21
    Down 30
    Fox Broadcasting Company More
    43
  30. 53
    Up 23
    Down 20
    CBS More
    43
  31. 22
    Up 198
    Down 119

    niche appeal
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    55
  32. 1
    Up 1293
    Down 191

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  33. 7
    Up 664
    Down 198
    AMC More
    77
  34. 6
    Up 434
    Down 228

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    81
  35. 9
    Up 512
    Down 177
    HBO More
    76
  36. 24
    Up 238
    Down 105

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    55
  37. 30
    Up 145
    Down 69

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    52
  38. 18
    Up 259
    Down 176
    HBO More
    63
  39. 69
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Channel 4 More
    33
  40. 36
    Up 108
    Down 134
    HBO More
    50
  41. 15
    Up 292
    Down 192
    HBO More
    66
  42. 34
    Up 113
    Down 121
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    50
  43. 4
    Up 592
    Down 230
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  44. 20
    Up 243
    Down 126
    HBO More
    62
  45. 8
    Up 488
    Down 349

    often listed &controversial
    True Blood

    HBO More
    77
  46. 65
    Up 19
    Down 16
    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC HD More
    35
  47. 50
    Up 30
    Down 29
    44
    added by: sebbzor
  48. 37
    Up 49
    Down 32

    niche appeal
    John Adams

    HBO More
    49
    added by: sebbzor
  49. 12
    Up 302
    Down 269

    controversial
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    HBO More
    70
  50. 41
    Up 92
    Down 126
    Audience Network, NBC More
    49
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