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
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    Showtime More
    24
  3. 60
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    Down 30
    Showtime More
    25
    added by: LanaYoshii
  4. 59
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    HBO More
    25
  5. 58
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    Down 177
    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    25
    added by: nicolas.verret
  6. 57
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    Down 110
    Starz More
    26
  7. 56
    Up 34
    Down 110
    Sky1 More
    26
    added by: davenathan
  8. 55
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    CBS More
    27
  9. 54
    Up 46
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    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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    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
  13. 50
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    Showtime More
    29
  14. 49
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    HBO More
    31
    added by: shannonm
  15. 48
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    Channel 4 More
    31
  16. 47
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    32
    added by: sebbzor
  17. 46
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    Showtime More
    35
  18. 45
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    HBO More
    36
    added by: sebbzor
  19. 44
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    HBO More
    36
  20. 43
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    Down 288
    ITV2 More
    36
  21. 42
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    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  22. 41
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    Showtime, HBO More
    39
  23. 40
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    HBO More
    40
  24. 39
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    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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    HBO More
    43
  30. 33
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    HBO More
    44
  31. 32
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    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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    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  34. 29
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    45
  35. 28
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    Down 289

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Nurse Jackie

    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    45
  36. 27
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    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  37. 26
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    HBO More
    45
  38. 25
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    ranked low on reranks
    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

    Showtime More
    45
  39. 24
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    Down 298
    HBO More
    46
  40. 23
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    48
  41. 22
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    HBO More
    48
  42. 21
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    Down 455
    HBO More
    50
  43. 20
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    Showtime More
    52
  44. 19
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    FX More
    54
  45. 18
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    Down 355
    HBO More
    58
  46. 17
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    Down 285
    HBO More
    59
  47. 16
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    Down 436
    HBO More
    61
  48. 15
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    Down 421
    Showtime More
    61
  49. 14
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    Down 356
    HBO More
    63
  50. 13
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    Down 361
    Starz! More
    64
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