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. 62
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    Showtime More
    21
    added by: Dave_7672
  2. 61
    Up 8
    Down 32
    Showtime More
    24
    added by: LanaYoshii
  3. 60
    Up 39
    Down 148
    HBO More
    25
  4. 59
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ray Donovan

    Showtime More
    25
  5. 58
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    Down 179
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    25
    added by: nicolas.verret
  6. 57
    Up 35
    Down 111
    Starz More
    26
  7. 56
    Up 35
    Down 112
    Sky1 More
    26
    added by: davenathan
  8. 55
    Up 40
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    CBS More
    27
  9. 54
    Up 46
    Down 156
    HBO More
    27
    added by: mark123
  10. 53
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    28
    added by: Dave_7672
  11. 52
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    new! Banshee

    Cinemax More
    29
    added by: LanaYoshii
  12. 51
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    Down 183
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  13. 50
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    Down 194
    Showtime More
    30
  14. 49
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    Down 192
    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  15. 48
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    32
  16. 47
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    32
    added by: sebbzor
  17. 46
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    Down 294
    Showtime More
    35
  18. 45
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    ITV2 More
    36
  19. 44
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    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  20. 43
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    HBO More
    36
  21. 42
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    Down 278
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  22. 41
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    Down 285
    Showtime, HBO More
    39
  23. 40
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    Down 267
    HBO More
    40
  24. 39
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    Down 295
    Audience Network, NBC More
    40
  25. 38
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    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    41
  26. 37
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    HBO More
    41
  27. 36
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    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  28. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    43
  29. 34
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    Down 305
    HBO More
    43
  30. 33
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    Down 258
    HBO More
    43
  31. 32
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    Down 346
    HBO More
    44
  32. 31
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    44
  33. 30
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    Down 266

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  34. 29
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    Down 303

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    45
  35. 28
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    Down 293

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nurse Jackie

    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    45
  36. 27
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    Down 178

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  37. 26
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    Down 323
    Showtime More
    45
  38. 25
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    Down 327
    HBO More
    45
  39. 24
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    Down 301
    HBO More
    46
  40. 23
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    Down 320
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  41. 22
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    HBO More
    48
  42. 21
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    Down 458
    HBO More
    50
  43. 20
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    Down 326
    Showtime More
    52
  44. 19
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    Down 308
    FX More
    55
  45. 18
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    Down 358
    HBO More
    58
  46. 17
    Up 337
    Down 287
    HBO More
    60
  47. 16
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    Down 440
    HBO More
    61
  48. 15
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    Down 425
    Showtime More
    61
  49. 14
    Up 365
    Down 356
    HBO More
    63
  50. 13
    Up 514
    Down 362
    Starz! More
    64
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