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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. 67
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    HBO More
    29
    added by: nicolas.verret
  2. 66
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    Channel 4 More
    34
  3. 65
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    British Broadcasting Corporation More
    35
  4. 64
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC HD More
    36
  5. 63
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    NBC More
    36
  6. 62
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    Down 16
    USA Network More
    36
  7. 61
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    Showtime More
    36
  8. 60
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    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    From the Earth to the Moon

    HBO More
    37
  9. 59
    Up 36
    Down 83

    niche appeal
    Queer as Folk

    Showtime, Showcase More
    41
  10. 58
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    Starz More
    42
  11. 57
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    Down 61

    niche appeal
    Girls

    HBO More
    42
    added by: shannonm
  12. 56
    Up 34
    Down 84

    controversial &niche appeal
    Masters of Horror

    Showtime More
    42
  13. 55
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    FX More
    42
  14. 54
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    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    42
  15. 53
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    CBS More
    43
  16. 52
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    Down 28
    Fox Broadcasting Company More
    43
  17. 51
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    44
    added by: sebbzor
  18. 50
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    Showtime More
    44
  19. 49
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    Sky1 More
    44
    added by: davenathan
  20. 48
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    about to drop off &niche appeal
    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

    44
    added by: Dave_7672
  21. 47
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    controversial
    United States of Tara

    Showtime More
    45
  22. 46
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    ITV2 More
    45
  23. 45
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    controversial
    Inside the NFL

    Showtime, HBO More
    46
  24. 44
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    47
    added by: nicolas.verret
  25. 43
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    HBO More
    48
  26. 42
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    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    49
  27. 41
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    HBO More
    49
  28. 40
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    Audience Network, NBC More
    49
  29. 39
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    HBO More
    49
  30. 38
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    controversial
    Hung

    HBO More
    50
  31. 37
    Up 46
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    niche appeal
    John Adams

    HBO More
    50
    added by: sebbzor
  32. 36
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    Down 132
    HBO More
    50
  33. 35
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    Down 119
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    50
  34. 34
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    50
  35. 33
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    Down 157
    Channel 4, HBO More
    50
  36. 32
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    HBO More
    51
  37. 31
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    niche appeal
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    52
  38. 30
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    controversial
    Sex and the City

    HBO More
    52
  39. 29
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    HBO More
    53
  40. 28
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    Showtime More
    53
  41. 27
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    HBO More
    54
  42. 26
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    HBO More
    54
    added by: elise
  43. 25
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    54
  44. 24
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    Down 101

    niche appeal
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    55
  45. 23
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    HBO More
    55
  46. 22
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    Down 115

    niche appeal
    The Newsroom

    CBC Television More
    56
  47. 21
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    Down 151
    Showtime More
    59
  48. 20
    Up 235
    Down 123
    HBO More
    62
  49. 19
    Up 255
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    FX More
    63
  50. 18
    Up 254
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    HBO More
    63
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