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The Best Sports TV Shows

Updated February 26, 2021 5.3k votes 621 voters 30.3k views216 items

List RulesVote up the best non-scripted shows that focus on sports - from sports news to sports docuseries.

These are the very best sports TV shows, ranked from best to worst, thanks to your votes. From football TV shows to soccer, hockey, and more, this list of the greatest sports shows includes pictures from the shows, cast, and premiere dates to help you vote.

Popular sports TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining sports show of all time is. Don't let your favorite sports television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. Featuring  shows like Inside the NBA, Sports Center, and Hard Knocks, there are sports shows for whatever sport and format you're feeling, from sports documentaries to sports news shows and even just regular sports broadcasts like Monday Night Football.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best sports show of all time?" and "What are the greatest sports shows?"

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  • Inside the NBA1
    222
    99

    Inside the NBA

    Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson

    Premiered1988

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  • NBC Sunday Night Football2
    104
    64

    NBC Sunday Night Football

    Tony Dungy, Michele Tafoya

    Premiered2006

    NetworkTelemundo, NBC

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  • First Take3
    204
    170

    First Take

    Stephen A. Smith

    Premiered2007

    NetworkESPN2

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  • Pardon the Interruption4
    149
    117

    Pardon the Interruption

    Tony Reali, Michael Wilbon

    Premiered2001

    NetworkESPN

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  • College GameDay5
    105
    78

    College GameDay

    Desmond Howard, Lou Holtz

    Premiered1987

    NetworkESPN, ESPNU

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  • SportsCenter6
    114
    89

    SportsCenter

    Neil Everett, Jalen Rose

    Premiered1979

    NetworkESPN, ESPNews

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  • NFL on Fox7
    47
    33

    NFL on Fox

    Terry Bradshaw, Ronnie Lott

    Premiered1994

    NetworkFox Broadcasting Company

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  • Fox NFL Sunday8
    47
    40

    Fox NFL Sunday

    Terry Bradshaw, Ronnie Lott

    Premiered1994

    NetworkFox Broadcasting Company

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  • Football Night in America9
    54
    51

    Football Night in America

    Keith Olbermann, Jerome Bettis

    Premiered2006

    NetworkNBC

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  • Around the Horn10
    73
    77

    Around the Horn

    Tony Reali, Woody Paige

    Premiered2002

    NetworkESPN

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  • Hard Knocks11
    52
    54

    Hard Knocks

    Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson

    Premiered2001

    NetworkHBO

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  • Friday Night Lights12
    56
    61

    Friday Night Lights

    Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton

    Premiered2006

    NetworkNBC

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  • Monday Night Football13
    68
    81

    Premiered1970

    NetworkESPN, American Broadcasting Company

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    #181 of 339 The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years#93 of 508 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

  • ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime14
    25
    25

    ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime

    Todd Blackledge, Bob Davie

    Premiered1984

    NetworkESPN

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  • Inside the NFL15
    36
    42

    Inside the NFL

    Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth

    Premiered1977

    NetworkShowtime, HBO

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  • ESPN Sunday Night Football17
    8
    5

    ESPN Sunday Night Football

    Joe Theismann, Suzy Kolber

    Premiered1987

    NetworkESPN

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  • NFL Live18
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  • NFL on CBS19
    14
    15

    NFL on CBS

    Andrew Catalon, Spero Dedes

    Premiered1956

    NetworkCBS, KMOV

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  • Monday Night Countdown20
    31
    40

    Monday Night Countdown

    Steve Young, Mike Ditka

    Premiered1993

    NetworkESPN

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  • Sunday NFL Countdown21
    20
    24

    Sunday NFL Countdown

    Mike Ditka, Cris Carter

    Premiered1985

    NetworkESPN

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  • NBA Countdown22
    9
    9

    NBA Countdown

    Magic Johnson, Hannah Storm

    Premiered2002

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • Major League Baseball on Fox23
    23
    30

    Major League Baseball on Fox

    Tim McCarver, Joe Buck

    Premiered1996

    NetworkFox Broadcasting Company

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  • Saturday Night Football24
    6
    6

    Saturday Night Football

    Doug Flutie, Kirk Herbstreit

    Premiered2006

    NetworkAmerican Broadcasting Company

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  • ESPNU Recruiting Insider25
    8
    9

    ESPNU Recruiting Insider

    Tom Luginbill

    Premiered2006

    NetworkESPNU

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