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List of popular ESPN shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top current and cancelled ESPN TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best ESPN TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on ESPN, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

This is a list that includes shows like Monday Night Football and SportsCenter.

Although television fans in different locations grew up with ESPN on different channels, most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite ESPN TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top ESPN television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the ESPN network, even ones that are no longer on the air.

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30 for 30 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
30 for 30 Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan

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2
407 141
Pardon the Interruption is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Pardon the Interruption Tony Reali, Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser

3
211 72
Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Monday Night Football Melissa Stark

4
220 106
SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
SportsCenter Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown

5
141 61
College GameDay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College GameDay Desmond Howard, Lou Holtz, Mark May

6
124 75
ESPN Sunday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
ESPN Sunday Night Football Joe Theismann, Suzy Kolber

7
105 72
Monday Night Countdown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Monday Night Countdown Steve Young, Mike Ditka, Cris Carter

8
103 71
NBA on ESPN is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

9
129 95
College GameDay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College GameDay Jalen Rose, Bob Knight, Rece Davis

10
97 69
E:60 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

11
176 143
Around the Horn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Around the Horn Tony Reali, Woody Paige, Tim Cowlishaw

12
97 70
Sunday NFL Countdown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Sunday NFL Countdown Mike Ditka, Cris Carter, Ron Jaworski

13
44 24
ESPN Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

14
89 68
Baseball Tonight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Baseball Tonight John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Tino Martinez

15
65 45
ESPN College Football Saturday... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime Todd Blackledge, Bob Davie, Adrian Karsten

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85 65
College Football Live is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College Football Live Bob Griese, Doug Flutie, Desmond Howard

17
170 151
First Take is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
HarrisonAbramowitz added First Take Stephen A. Smith

18
55 39
The Stanley Cup is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

19
49 34
SportsNation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Cal Fleming added SportsNation Michelle Beadle

20
46 37
College Football Scoreboard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College Football Scoreboard Lou Holtz, Robert Smith, Mark May

21
41 32
College Football Final is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College Football Final Lou Holtz, Mark May, Chris Fowler

22
52 46
Thursday Night Baseball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Thursday Night Baseball Jim Kaat, Al Leiter, Bob Costas

23
84 85
Outside the Lines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Outside the Lines Bob Ley, Jeremy Schaap

24
38 33
Sunday Night Baseball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Sunday Night Baseball Buster Olney, Jon Miller, Dan Shulman

25
33 30
ESPN College Football Thursday... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime Jenn Brown, Chris Fowler, Craig James

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32 30
ESPN2 College Football Friday ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

27
64 74
The Sports Reporters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
The Sports Reporters Tony Kornheiser, Michael Wilbon, Mike Lupica

28
39 43
NFL Matchup is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
NFL Matchup Ron Jaworski

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29 32
Home Run Derby is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

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31 39
ESPY Award is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
ESPY Award Vince Vaughn

31
29 37
NBA Action is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

32
35 48
NBA Shootaround is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
NBA Shootaround Jalen Rose, Stuart Scott, Michael Wilbon

33
21 29
Shaquille is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Shaquille Shaquille O'Neal

34
23 32
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contes... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Joey Chestnut, Takeru Kobayashi

35
18 25
Golf on ESPN is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

36
0 0
Cold Pizza is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Dave_7672 added Cold Pizza Skip Bayless, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Woody Paige

37
23 34
2 Minute Drill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

38
25 37
Wednesday Night Baseball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Wednesday Night Baseball Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Gomez

39
18 28
Arena Football League on ESPN is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

40
17 28
Knight School is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Knight School Bob Knight

41
10 19
ESPN National Hockey Night is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

42
18 32
World Series of Poker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
World Series of Poker Norman Chad, Lon McEachern

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16 29
The Bronx Is Burning is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
The Bronx Is Burning John Turturro, Oliver Platt, Daniel Sunjata

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17 31
Playmakers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Playmakers Russell Hornsby, Marcello Thedford, Anthony Denison

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15 29
NASCAR on ESPN is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
NASCAR on ESPN Dale Jarrett

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10 22
SpeedWeek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows

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13 27
NASCAR Countdown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
NASCAR Countdown Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace

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9 21
Dream Job is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Dream Job Tony Kornheiser, Stuart Scott, Woody Paige

49
14 29
Battle of the Gridiron Stars is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Battle of the Gridiron Stars Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Joe Theismann

50
27 50
Jim Rome Is Burning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Jim Rome Is Burning Ben Roethlisberger, Danica Patrick, Reggie Bush