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 309
    Down 257
    HBO More
    59
  2. 7
    Up 583
    Down 498

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  3. 60
    Up 49
    Down 73

    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    23
  4. 45
    Up 92
    Down 218
    HBO More
    35
  5. 40
    Up 112
    Down 261
    Audience Network, NBC More
    39
  6. 9
    Up 499
    Down 309
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  7. 20
    Up 215
    Down 293
    Showtime More
    52
  8. 24
    Up 146
    Down 296
    HBO More
    45
  9. 1
    Up 1584
    Down 321

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  10. 32
    Up 193
    Down 272
    HBO More
    43
  11. 21
    Up 167
    Down 421
    HBO More
    50
  12. 3
    Up 814
    Down 395
    HBO More
    86
  13. 58
    Up 34
    Down 168

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  14. 22
    Up 106
    Down 279
    HBO More
    49
  15. 5
    Up 518
    Down 366

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    79
  16. 4
    Up 727
    Down 361
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  17. 46
    Up 81
    Down 261
    Showtime More
    34
  18. 15
    Up 381
    Down 403
    HBO More
    61
  19. 29
    Up 194
    Down 290
    Showtime More
    44
  20. 30
    Up 151
    Down 256
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  21. 23
    Up 104
    Down 288
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  22. 6
    Up 622
    Down 299
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  23. 10
    Up 525
    Down 253
    Showtime More
    67
  24. 2
    Up 1082
    Down 534

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  25. 11
    Up 404
    Down 395
    Showtime More
    67
  26. 41
    Up 149
    Down 249
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  27. 18
    Up 311
    Down 320
    HBO More
    57
  28. 36
    Up 104
    Down 259
    HBO More
    41
  29. 55
    Up 36
    Down 102
    CBS More
    27
  30. 49
    Up 41
    Down 105

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
  31. 34
    Up 252
    Down 253

    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    43
  32. 12
    Up 348
    Down 411
    HBO More
    66
  33. 47
    Up 54
    Down 159
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  34. 43
    Up 65
    Down 259
    ITV2 More
    36
  35. 37
    Up 198
    Down 190
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  36. 50
    Up 40
    Down 169
    Showtime More
    29
  37. 38
    Up 183
    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    40
  38. 48
    Up 97
    Down 143
    Channel 4 More
    31
  39. 26
    Up 326
    Down 232

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  40. 19
    Up 304
    Down 273
    FX More
    53
  41. 51
    Up 60
    Down 161
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  42. 54
    Up 41
    Down 145
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  43. 31
    Up 97
    Down 270

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  44. 8
    Up 614
    Down 312
    HBO More
    74
  45. 14
    Up 342
    Down 327
    HBO More
    62
  46. 16
    Up 350
    Down 390
    Showtime More
    60
  47. 27
    Up 145
    Down 267
    HBO More
    44
  48. 59
    Up 36
    Down 137
    HBO More
    25
  49. 35
    Up 122
    Down 298

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  50. 39
    Up 99
    Down 237
    HBO More
    39
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