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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 Criteria: Premium cable refers to subscription-based channels including HBO, Showtime, Epix, Cinemax, Encore, Starz and PPV

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  1. 20
    Up 238
    Down 125
    HBO More
    62
  2. 8
    Up 485
    Down 346

    often listed &controversial
    True Blood

    HBO More
    77
  3. 63
    Up 14
    Down 6
    Showtime More
    35
  4. 56
    Up 112
    Down 45

    ranked low on reranks
    American Horror Story

    FX More
    42
  5. 43
    Up 71
    Down 93
    HBO More
    48
  6. 40
    Up 92
    Down 124
    Audience Network, NBC More
    49
  7. 10
    Up 423
    Down 170
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    76
  8. 21
    Up 187
    Down 152

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dead Like Me

    Showtime More
    59
  9. 38
    Up 113
    Down 159

    often listed &controversial
    Hung

    HBO More
    49
  10. 64
    Up 18
    Down 12
    NBC More
    35
  11. 1
    Up 1280
    Down 190

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  12. 29
    Up 162
    Down 142
    HBO More
    53
  13. 31
    Up 123
    Down 276

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sex and the City

    HBO More
    52
  14. 3
    Up 662
    Down 257

    often listed
    The Sopranos

    HBO More
    86
  15. 44
    Up 19
    Down 42
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    46
    added by: nicolas.verret
  16. 23
    Up 94
    Down 148

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mr. Show with Bob and David

    HBO More
    55
  17. 6
    Up 431
    Down 226

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    81
  18. 4
    Up 588
    Down 228

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Wire

    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  19. 48
    Up 64
    Down 127

    often listed &controversial
    United States of Tara

    Showtime More
    44
  20. 17
    Up 305
    Down 257

    often listed
    Entourage

    HBO More
    65
  21. 28
    Up 164
    Down 162

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

    Showtime More
    53
  22. 34
    Up 112
    Down 119

    ranked low on reranks
    Nurse Jackie

    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    50
  23. 7
    Up 659
    Down 194

    ranked low on reranks
    The Walking Dead

    AMC More
    77
  24. 26
    Up 85
    Down 151

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Larry Sanders Show

    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    54
  25. 5
    Up 529
    Down 165

    ranked low on reranks
    Band of Brothers

    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    81
  26. 11
    Up 419
    Down 110
    Showtime More
    72
  27. 2
    Up 918
    Down 355

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    94
  28. 13
    Up 325
    Down 250
    Showtime More
    68
  29. 41
    Up 120
    Down 123

    ranked low on reranks
    Fraggle Rock

    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    48
  30. 18
    Up 255
    Down 174

    often listed
    Eastbound & Down

    HBO More
    63
  31. 65
    Up 19
    Down 16
    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC HD More
    35
  32. 39
    Up 84
    Down 132

    often listed &controversial
    Bored to Death

    HBO More
    49
  33. 53
    Up 23
    Down 20

    ranked low on reranks
    Person of Interest

    CBS More
    43
  34. 54
    Up 20
    Down 30
    Fox Broadcasting Company More
    43
  35. 22
    Up 196
    Down 116

    niche appeal
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    55
  36. 12
    Up 297
    Down 266

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Curb Your Enthusiasm

    HBO More
    70
  37. 57
    Up 43
    Down 61

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Girls

    HBO More
    41
    added by: shannonm
  38. 66
    Up 15
    Down 14
    HBO More
    35
    added by: nicolas.verret
  39. 47
    Up 53
    Down 131

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

    ITV2 More
    45
  40. 62
    Up 23
    Down 16
    USA Network More
    36
  41. 30
    Up 142
    Down 69

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    52
  42. 58
    Up 34
    Down 85

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Masters of Horror

    Showtime More
    41
  43. 50
    Up 55
    Down 55

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    43
  44. 67
    Up 14
    Down 16
    NBC More
    34
  45. 55
    Up 74
    Down 60

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    42
  46. 24
    Up 236
    Down 103

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    55
  47. 19
    Up 258
    Down 138
    FX More
    62
  48. 60
    Up 36
    Down 85

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Queer as Folk

    Showtime, Showcase More
    40
  49. 69
    Up 0
    Down 2
    Channel 4 More
    33
  50. 46
    Up 7
    Down 23

    about to drop off
    Veep

    HBO More
    45
    added by: mark123
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