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The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

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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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    most listed
    Game of Thrones

    HBO More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    Dexter

    Showtime More
    94
  3. 3
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    Down 261
    HBO More
    86
  4. 4
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    BBC Four, HBO More
    83
  5. 5
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    81
  6. 6
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Deadwood

    HBO More
    81
  7. 7
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    AMC More
    77
  8. 8
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    often listed
    True Blood

    HBO More
    77
  9. 9
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    Rai 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    76
  10. 10
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    HBO More
    76
  11. 11
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    Showtime More
    72
  12. 12
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    HBO More
    70
  13. 13
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    Starz! More
    68
  14. 14
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    Showtime More
    68
  15. 15
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    HBO More
    66
  16. 16
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    Showtime More
    65
  17. 17
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    often listed
    Entourage

    HBO More
    65
  18. 18
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    HBO More
    63
  19. 19
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    FX More
    62
  20. 20
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    HBO More
    62
  21. 21
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    Showtime More
    59
  22. 22
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    CBC Television More
    55
  23. 23
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Mr. Show with Bob and David

    HBO More
    55
  24. 24
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shameless

    Showtime More
    55
  25. 25
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    HBO More
    55
    added by: elise
  26. 26
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    HBO More
    54
  27. 27
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    The Larry Sanders Show

    British Broadcasting Corporation, HBO More
    54
  28. 28
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    Showtime More
    53
  29. 29
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    HBO More
    53
  30. 30
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Tudors

    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, Canadian Broadcasting ... More
    52
  31. 31
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sex and the City

    HBO More
    52
  32. 32
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    HBO More
    51
  33. 33
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    Channel 4, HBO More
    50
  34. 34
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    Showtime, The Movie Network, Movie Central More
    50
  35. 35
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Extras

    British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, HBO More
    50
  36. 36
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    HBO More
    50
  37. 37
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    HBO More
    49
  38. 38
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    HBO More
    49
    added by: sebbzor
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    Tiny Pop, Cartoonito, CBC Television More
    49
  40. 40
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    HBO More
    49
  41. 41
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    Audience Network, NBC More
    49
  42. 42
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    HBO More
    48
  43. 43
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    HBO More
    48
  44. 44
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    British Broadcasting Corporation, Showtime, BBC HD More
    46
    added by: nicolas.verret
  45. 45
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    Showtime, HBO More
    45
  46. 46
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    HBO More
    45
    added by: mark123
  47. 47
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Secret Diary of a Call Girl

    ITV2 More
    45
  48. 48
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    Showtime More
    44
  49. 49
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    Sky1 More
    44
    added by: davenathan
  50. 50
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    44
    added by: sebbzor
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