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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
Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan
30 for 30 is the umbrella title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN and its sister networks and online properties. The series highlights important people and events in the sports ...more

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634 237
Pardon the Interruption is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Tony Reali, Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser
Pardon the Interruption is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, ESPN America, XM, and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. It ...more

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318 147
Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Melissa Stark
Monday Night Football is a live television broadcast of weekly National Football League games on ESPN in the United States. From 1970 to 2005, it aired on sister broadcast network ABC. Monday ...more

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282 125
College GameDay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College GameDay Desmond Howard, Lou Holtz, Mark May
College GameDay is an ESPN entertainment show previewing college football games. It first aired in 1987 with Tim Brando as host and Lee Corso and Beano Cook as commentators. Beginning ...more

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337 177
SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown
SportsCenter is a daily sports news television program and the flagship program of American cable and satellite television network ESPN since the network's launch on September 7, 1979. ...more

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205 133
ESPN Sunday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Joe Theismann, Suzy Kolber
ESPN Sunday Night Football was the ESPN cable network's weekly television broadcasts of Sunday evening National Football League games. The first ESPN Sunday night broadcast occurred on November ...more

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350 298
First Take is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
HarrisonAbramowitz added Stephen A. Smith
First Take is an American morning sports talk program on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Two back-to-back two-hour episodes air each weekday from Monday through Friday, with the live episode airing from 10 ...more

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204 158
College GameDay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Jalen Rose, Bob Knight, Rece Davis
College GameDay is an ESPN program that covers college basketball and is a spin-off of the successful college football version. Since debuting on January 22, 2005, it airs on ESPN Saturdays in ...more

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296 251
Around the Horn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Tony Reali, Woody Paige, Tim Cowlishaw
Around the Horn is a sports roundtable discussion show conducted in the style of a panel game that is produced by ESPN. The show premiered on November 4, 2002 as a replacement for Unscripted ...more

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170 131
Monday Night Countdown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Steve Young, Mike Ditka, Cris Carter
Monday Night Countdown, which debuted in 1993 on ESPN, is a television program featuring analysis and news on that night's NFL match to be broadcast on ESPN. The show was originally titled NFL ...more

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126 91
ESPN College Football Saturday... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime Todd Blackledge, Bob Davie, Adrian Karsten
ESPN College Football Primetime is a live game presentation of Division 1-A college football on ESPN. In the past, the presenting sponsors have been Polaroid and AT&T. The current presenting ...more

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165 131
NBA on ESPN is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
NBA on ESPN
The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. The ESPN cable network first televised NBA games from 1983 to 1984, and has ...more

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154 121
Sunday NFL Countdown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Mike Ditka, Cris Carter, Ron Jaworski
Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. The official name is Sunday NFL Countdown presented by Snickers. The show airs on ESPN, ESPN HD, TSN and TSN HD from ...more

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108 77
The Stanley Cup is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
The Stanley Cup

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147 120
E:60 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
E:60
E:60 (ESPN, 2007) is an American sports newsmagazine and sports news documentary television series. The show features investigative journalism, focusing upon news, issues, and other stories in ...more

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93 65
ESPN Major League Baseball is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
ESPN Major League Baseball
ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. ESPN's MLB coverage debuted on April 9, 1990 with three Opening Day ...more

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140 117
Baseball Tonight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Tino Martinez
Baseball Tonight is a program that airs on ESPN. The show, which recapitulates the day's Major League Baseball action, has been on the air since 1990. Its namesake program also airs on ESPN ...more

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129 106
College Football Live is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College Football Live Bob Griese, Doug Flutie, Desmond Howard
College Football Live is a show that airs weekdays on ESPN or ESPN2, and ESPNU. Its premiere was on Monday, July 23, 2007. Rece Davis is the lead host, but it also features ESPN college football ...more

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94 68
College Football Final is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College Football Final Lou Holtz, Mark May, Chris Fowler
College Football Final is a one hour program totally devoted to college football and airs every Saturday night during the college football season. It was previously named College Gameday Final ...more

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130 125
Outside the Lines is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Bob Ley, Jeremy Schaap
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday is a TV program.

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79 69
College Football Scoreboard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
College Football Scoreboard Lou Holtz, Robert Smith, Mark May
College Football Scoreboard is a program on ESPN and ESPN2 that provies up to the minute scores and highlights during the college football season. The official name is College Football ...more

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118 121
SportsNation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Cal Fleming added Michelle Beadle
SportsNation is a sports-related television program that airs on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews. The series is based on SportsNation, the fan forum and poll section of ESPN.com. The show is typically ...more

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82 79
Thursday Night Baseball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Jim Kaat, Al Leiter, Bob Costas
Thursday Night Baseball is the title of a presentation of Major League Baseball on cable and satellite channel MLB Network, that premiered on April 9, 2009. Longtime NBC Sports broadcaster Bob ...more

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68 66
Sunday Night Baseball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
Buster Olney, Jon Miller, Dan Shulman
Sunday Night Baseball is an exclusive weekly telecast of a Major League Baseball game that airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN during the regular season. The games are preceded most weeks by ...more

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68 70
NFL Matchup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best ESPN TV Shows
NFL Matchup Ron Jaworski
NFL Matchup is a National Football League preview show that airs every week during the regular season and playoffs. As of 2006, the official name is State Farm NFL Matchup, and it is produced by ...more