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. 60
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    23
  2. 59
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    Down 137
    HBO More
    25
  3. 58
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    Down 167

    ranked high on reranks
    Episodes

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    26
    added by: nicolas.verret
  4. 57
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    Starz More
    26
  5. 56
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    Down 101
    Sky1 More
    27
    added by: davenathan
  6. 55
    Up 35
    Down 102
    CBS More
    27
  7. 54
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    Down 144
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  8. 53
    Up 36
    Down 199
    28
    added by: Dave_7672
  9. 52
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    Down 115
    29
    added by: sebbzor
  10. 51
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    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  11. 50
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    Showtime More
    30
  12. 49
    Up 38
    Down 99

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
  13. 48
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    Down 138
    Channel 4 More
    31
  14. 47
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    Down 151
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  15. 46
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    Showtime More
    34
  16. 45
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    Down 213
    HBO More
    35
  17. 44
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    Down 154
    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  18. 43
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    ITV2 More
    36
  19. 42
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    Down 251
    Showtime, HBO More
    38
  20. 41
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    Down 244
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  21. 40
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    Down 254
    Audience Network, NBC More
    39
  22. 39
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    Down 232
    HBO More
    39
  23. 38
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    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    39
  24. 37
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  25. 36
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    Down 252
    HBO More
    41
  26. 35
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    Down 291

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    42
  27. 34
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    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    43
  28. 33
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    Down 218
    HBO More
    43
  29. 32
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    Down 264
    HBO More
    43
  30. 31
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    Down 263

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    44
  31. 30
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    Down 248
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  32. 29
    Up 191
    Down 285
    Showtime More
    44
  33. 28
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    Down 302
    HBO More
    44
  34. 27
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    Down 260
    HBO More
    44
  35. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  36. 25
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    Down 141

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  37. 24
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    Down 290
    HBO More
    45
  38. 23
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    Down 282
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  39. 22
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    Down 274
    HBO More
    49
  40. 21
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    Down 414
    HBO More
    50
  41. 20
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    Down 285
    Showtime More
    53
  42. 19
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    Down 266
    FX More
    53
  43. 18
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    HBO More
    57
  44. 17
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    Down 250
    HBO More
    60
  45. 16
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    Showtime More
    60
  46. 15
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    HBO More
    61
  47. 14
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    HBO More
    62
  48. 13
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    Down 328

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    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  49. 12
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    Down 403
    HBO More
    67
  50. 11
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    Down 385
    Showtime More
    67
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