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. 1
    Up 1630
    Down 349

    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 1107
    Down 567

    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    93
  3. 3
    Up 839
    Down 423
    HBO More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 742
    Down 392
    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  5. 5
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    Down 394
    HBO More
    79
  6. 6
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    Down 323
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    78
  7. 7
    Up 599
    Down 529

    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    75
  8. 8
    Up 630
    Down 336
    HBO More
    74
  9. 9
    Up 522
    Down 333
    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    70
  10. 10
    Up 414
    Down 426

    often listed
    Weeds

    Showtime More
    67
  11. 11
    Up 542
    Down 284
    Showtime More
    67
  12. 12
    Up 355
    Down 439
    HBO More
    66
  13. 13
    Up 497
    Down 359
    Starz! More
    63
  14. 14
    Up 354
    Down 352
    HBO More
    62
  15. 15
    Up 392
    Down 433
    HBO More
    60
  16. 16
    Up 360
    Down 417
    Showtime More
    60
  17. 17
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    Down 281
    HBO More
    59
  18. 18
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    HBO More
    56
  19. 19
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    FX More
    53
  20. 20
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    Showtime More
    52
  21. 21
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    Down 448
    HBO More
    50
  22. 22
    Up 108
    Down 305
    HBO More
    48
  23. 23
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    Down 312
    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    47
  24. 24
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    Down 170

    ranked low on reranks
    True Detective

    HBO More
    45
    added by: elise
  25. 25
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    Down 320
    HBO More
    45
  26. 26
    Up 155
    Down 291
    HBO More
    44
  27. 27
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    Down 257

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    44
  28. 28
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    Down 335
    HBO More
    44
  29. 29
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    Down 314
    Showtime More
    43
  30. 30
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    Down 283
    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    43
  31. 31
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    Down 295

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    43
  32. 32
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    Down 296
    HBO More
    43
  33. 33
    Up 261
    Down 278
    CBC Television More
    42
  34. 34
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    Down 251
    HBO More
    42
  35. 35
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    Down 323

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Da Ali G Show

    Channel 4, HBO More
    41
  36. 36
    Up 211
    Down 94

    ranked low on reranks
    The Borgias

    Showtime More
    41
  37. 37
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    Down 284
    HBO More
    40
  38. 38
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    Down 213

    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    40
  39. 39
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    Down 261
    HBO More
    38
  40. 40
    Up 115
    Down 287
    Audience Network, NBC More
    38
  41. 41
    Up 151
    Down 272
    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    38
  42. 42
    Up 80
    Down 279
    Showtime, HBO More
    37
  43. 43
    Up 66
    Down 282
    ITV2 More
    36
  44. 44
    Up 80
    Down 181
    HBO More
    35
    added by: sebbzor
  45. 45
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    HBO More
    34
  46. 46
    Up 84
    Down 287
    Showtime More
    33
  47. 47
    Up 55
    Down 184
    HBO More
    30
    added by: shannonm
  48. 48
    Up 105
    Down 166

    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Channel 4 More
    30
  49. 49
    Up 44
    Down 187
    Showtime More
    29
  50. 50
    Up 63
    Down 178
    Showtime, Showcase More
    29
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