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. 17
    Up 337
    Down 287
    HBO More
    60
  2. 8
    Up 615
    Down 541
    HBO More
    75
  3. 59
    Up 75
    Down 78

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    25
  4. 44
    Up 101
    Down 249
    HBO More
    36
  5. 39
    Up 120
    Down 295
    Audience Network, NBC More
    40
  6. 9
    Up 542
    Down 337
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    71
  7. 20
    Up 224
    Down 326
    Showtime More
    52
  8. 25
    Up 154
    Down 327
    HBO More
    45
  9. 1
    Up 1684
    Down 355

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  10. 62
    Up 2
    Down 2
    Showtime More
    21
    added by: Dave_7672
  11. 34
    Up 204
    Down 305
    HBO More
    43
  12. 21
    Up 181
    Down 458
    HBO More
    50
  13. 3
    Up 868
    Down 430
    HBO More
    87
  14. 58
    Up 36
    Down 179
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    25
    added by: nicolas.verret
  15. 22
    Up 110
    Down 313
    HBO More
    48
  16. 5
    Up 547
    Down 403
    HBO More
    80
  17. 4
    Up 762
    Down 398
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  18. 46
    Up 88
    Down 294
    Showtime More
    35
  19. 16
    Up 402
    Down 440
    HBO More
    61
  20. 26
    Up 206
    Down 323
    Showtime More
    45
  21. 28
    Up 162
    Down 293

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nurse Jackie

    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    45
  22. 23
    Up 112
    Down 320
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  23. 6
    Up 648
    Down 329
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    79
  24. 11
    Up 563
    Down 290
    Showtime More
    67
  25. 2
    Up 1138
    Down 578

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  26. 10
    Up 431
    Down 433
    Showtime More
    68
  27. 42
    Up 156
    Down 278
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  28. 18
    Up 331
    Down 358
    HBO More
    58
  29. 37
    Up 113
    Down 291
    HBO More
    41
  30. 55
    Up 40
    Down 114
    CBS More
    27
  31. 52
    Up 51
    Down 134

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    29
    added by: LanaYoshii
  32. 31
    Up 265
    Down 287

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    44
  33. 12
    Up 366
    Down 447
    HBO More
    66
  34. 49
    Up 57
    Down 192
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  35. 43
    Up 67
    Down 290

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

    ITV2 More
    36
  36. 61
    Up 8
    Down 32
    Showtime More
    24
    added by: LanaYoshii
  37. 38
    Up 223
    Down 218

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    41
  38. 50
    Up 47
    Down 194
    Showtime More
    29
  39. 36
    Up 220
    Down 101

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  40. 48
    Up 110
    Down 172
    Channel 4 More
    31
  41. 30
    Up 353
    Down 266

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  42. 19
    Up 318
    Down 308
    FX More
    54
  43. 51
    Up 66
    Down 183
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  44. 54
    Up 46
    Down 156
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  45. 29
    Up 101
    Down 303

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    45
  46. 7
    Up 653
    Down 341
    HBO More
    75
  47. 14
    Up 365
    Down 356
    HBO More
    63
  48. 15
    Up 368
    Down 425
    Showtime More
    61
  49. 24
    Up 163
    Down 301
    HBO More
    46
  50. 60
    Up 39
    Down 148
    HBO More
    25
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