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. 62
    Up 2
    Down 2
    Showtime More
    21
    added by: Dave_7672
  2. 13
    Up 513
    Down 362
    Starz! More
    64
  3. 6
    Up 648
    Down 329
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    79
  4. 33
    Up 208
    Down 258
    HBO More
    43
  5. 10
    Up 431
    Down 433
    Showtime More
    68
  6. 60
    Up 39
    Down 148
    HBO More
    25
  7. 59
    Up 75
    Down 78

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    25
  8. 29
    Up 101
    Down 303

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    45
  9. 46
    Up 88
    Down 294
    Showtime More
    35
  10. 32
    Up 184
    Down 346
    HBO More
    44
  11. 58
    Up 36
    Down 179
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    25
    added by: nicolas.verret
  12. 35
    Up 131
    Down 332

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    43
  13. 54
    Up 46
    Down 156
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  14. 57
    Up 35
    Down 111
    Starz More
    26
  15. 56
    Up 35
    Down 112
    Sky1 More
    26
    added by: davenathan
  16. 49
    Up 57
    Down 192
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  17. 9
    Up 542
    Down 337
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    71
  18. 44
    Up 101
    Down 249
    HBO More
    36
  19. 34
    Up 204
    Down 305
    HBO More
    43
  20. 43
    Up 67
    Down 290

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

    ITV2 More
    36
  21. 37
    Up 113
    Down 291
    HBO More
    41
  22. 61
    Up 8
    Down 32
    Showtime More
    24
    added by: LanaYoshii
  23. 50
    Up 46
    Down 194
    Showtime More
    29
  24. 20
    Up 223
    Down 326
    Showtime More
    52
  25. 36
    Up 220
    Down 101

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  26. 25
    Up 153
    Down 327
    HBO More
    45
  27. 55
    Up 40
    Down 114
    CBS More
    27
  28. 31
    Up 265
    Down 287

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    44
  29. 1
    Up 1683
    Down 355

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  30. 5
    Up 547
    Down 403
    HBO More
    80
  31. 7
    Up 653
    Down 341
    HBO More
    75
  32. 30
    Up 352
    Down 266

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  33. 38
    Up 223
    Down 218

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    41
  34. 18
    Up 330
    Down 358
    HBO More
    58
  35. 24
    Up 163
    Down 301
    HBO More
    46
  36. 14
    Up 365
    Down 356
    HBO More
    63
  37. 28
    Up 162
    Down 293

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nurse Jackie

    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    45
  38. 4
    Up 762
    Down 398
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  39. 17
    Up 337
    Down 287
    HBO More
    60
  40. 8
    Up 614
    Down 541
    HBO More
    75
  41. 47
    Up 54
    Down 125
    32
    added by: sebbzor
  42. 45
    Up 84
    Down 188
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  43. 12
    Up 366
    Down 447
    HBO More
    66
  44. 39
    Up 120
    Down 295
    Audience Network, NBC More
    40
  45. 27
    Up 259
    Down 178

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  46. 2
    Up 1137
    Down 578

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  47. 48
    Up 110
    Down 172
    Channel 4 More
    31
  48. 51
    Up 66
    Down 183
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  49. 15
    Up 368
    Down 425
    Showtime More
    61
  50. 3
    Up 868
    Down 430
    HBO More
    87
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