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 168

    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
    Up 31
    Down 101
    Sky1 More
    27
    added by: davenathan
  6. 55
    Up 36
    Down 102
    CBS More
    27
  7. 54
    Up 41
    Down 145
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  8. 53
    Up 36
    Down 200
    28
    added by: Dave_7672
  9. 52
    Up 46
    Down 115
    29
    added by: sebbzor
  10. 51
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    Showtime More
    29
  11. 50
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    Down 161
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  12. 49
    Up 41
    Down 106

    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    30
    added by: LanaYoshii
  13. 48
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    Down 144
    Channel 4 More
    31
  14. 47
    Up 54
    Down 160
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  15. 46
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    Down 262
    Showtime More
    34
  16. 45
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    Down 219
    HBO More
    35
  17. 44
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    Down 160
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  18. 43
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    ITV2 More
    36
  19. 42
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    Down 258
    Showtime, HBO More
    38
  20. 41
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    Down 250
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  21. 40
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    Down 262
    Audience Network, NBC More
    39
  22. 39
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    Down 238
    HBO More
    39
  23. 38
    Up 184
    Down 89

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    40
  24. 37
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  25. 36
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    Down 260
    HBO More
    41
  26. 35
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    Down 299

    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 227
    HBO More
    43
  29. 32
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    Down 273
    HBO More
    43
  30. 31
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    Down 271

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  31. 30
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    Down 257
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    44
  32. 29
    Up 194
    Down 291
    Showtime More
    44
  33. 28
    Up 173
    Down 309
    HBO More
    44
  34. 27
    Up 145
    Down 268
    HBO More
    44
  35. 26
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    Down 233

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  36. 25
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    Down 149

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  37. 24
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    Down 297
    HBO More
    45
  38. 23
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    Down 289
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  39. 22
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    Down 280
    HBO More
    49
  40. 21
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    Down 422
    HBO More
    50
  41. 20
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    Down 294
    Showtime More
    52
  42. 19
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    Down 274
    FX More
    53
  43. 18
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    HBO More
    57
  44. 17
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    Down 258
    HBO More
    59
  45. 16
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    Down 391
    Showtime More
    60
  46. 15
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    Down 404
    HBO More
    61
  47. 14
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    HBO More
    62
  48. 13
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    Down 334

    ranked low on reranks
    Spartacus: Blood and Sand

    Starz! More
    63
  49. 12
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    Down 412
    HBO More
    66
  50. 11
    Up 404
    Down 396
    Showtime More
    67
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