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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, many of these top cable series are must-see.

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. Networks like HBO and Showtime have been churning out some of the highest rated programming in recent history, so much so that these channels have begun to sweep many of Hollywood's most prestigious award. But the only metric that really matters is your opinion. Which of the most popular premium cable shows are you willing to pay big bucks for? Vote for your favorite below!
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  1. 13
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    Starz!

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  2. 6
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    Down 452

    HBO

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  3. 33
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    Down 330

    HBO

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  4. 54
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    new! & added by lemonhead BBC America, Space

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  5. 68
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    added by kellygirlsd BBC One

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  6. 10
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    Showtime

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  7. 67
    Up 47
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    HBO

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  8. 53
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  9. 35
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO

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  10. 48
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Showtime

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  11. 30
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    HBO

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  12. 63
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    added by nicolas.verret British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD

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  13. 52
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    Down 23

    added by kellygirlsd NBC

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  14. 40
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    Down 430

    Channel 4, HBO

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  15. 57
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    Down 206

    added by mark123 HBO

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  16. 65
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    Starz

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  17. 58
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    added by davenathan Sky1

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  18. 49
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    added by kellygirlsd AMC

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  19. 56
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    added by shannonm HBO

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  20. 8
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    Down 465

    HBO

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  21. 46
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    HBO

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  22. 36
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    HBO

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  23. 51
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks ITV2

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  24. 43
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    HBO

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  25. 62
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    added by LanaYoshii Showtime

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  26. 60
    Up 56
    Down 244

    Showtime

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  27. 24
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    Down 453

    Showtime

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  28. 23
    Up 361
    Down 168

    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  29. 34
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    Down 457

    HBO

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  30. 61
    Up 87
    Down 159

    CBS

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  31. 28
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    CBC Television

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  32. 1
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    most listed HBO

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  33. 5
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    HBO

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  34. 7
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    HBO

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  35. 26
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  36. 21
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ...

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  37. 18
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    HBO

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  38. 27
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    Down 428

    HBO

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  39. 14
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    HBO

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  40. 29
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    Down 407

    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central

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  41. 4
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    HBO

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  42. 16
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    HBO

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  43. 9
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    HBO

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  44. 55
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    added by sebbzor

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  45. 38
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    added by sebbzor HBO

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  46. 12
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    HBO

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  47. 39
    Up 51
    Down 22

    added by BillScrivener Syfy

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  48. 37
    Up 188
    Down 364

    Audience Network, NBC

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  49. 19
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    ranked low on reranks & added by elise HBO

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  50. 2
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    the people's #1 Showtime

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