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.
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    HBO

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    often listed HBO

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  3. 54
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  4. 44
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    HBO

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  5. 39
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    Audience Network, NBC

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  6. 9
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    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO

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  7. 20
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    Showtime

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  8. 27
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    HBO

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  9. 1
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    most listed HBO

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  10. 62
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    added by Dave_7672 Showtime

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  11. 36
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    HBO

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  12. 21
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    HBO

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  13. 3
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    HBO

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  14. 60
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    often listed & added by nicolas.verret British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD

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  15. 22
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    HBO

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  16. 5
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    HBO

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  17. 4
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    BBC Four, HBO

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  18. 46
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    Showtime

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  19. 16
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    HBO

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  20. 31
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    Showtime

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  21. 28
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    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central

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  22. 24
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO

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  23. 6
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO

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  24. 11
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    Showtime

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  25. 2
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    the people's #1 Showtime

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  26. 10
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    often listed Showtime

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  27. 42
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    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television

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  28. 18
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    HBO

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  29. 38
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    HBO

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  30. 55
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    CBS

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  31. 51
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    added by LanaYoshii Cinemax

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  32. 33
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    CBC Television

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  33. 12
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    HBO

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  34. 49
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    added by shannonm HBO

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  35. 45
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    ITV2

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  36. 59
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    added by LanaYoshii Showtime

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  37. 30
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    ranked low on reranks British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ...

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  38. 63
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    new! & added by woogyjones50 HBO

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  39. 52
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    Showtime

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  40. 25
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  41. 47
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    Channel 4

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  42. 29
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    ranked low on reranks Showtime

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  43. 19
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    FX

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  44. 50
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    Showtime, Showcase

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  45. 56
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    added by mark123 HBO

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  46. 32
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO

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  47. 8
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    HBO

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  48. 14
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    HBO

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks HBO

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