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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Sports TV series.

The very best sports shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest sports shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. 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. The list of sports television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List features shows like Kenny vs. Spenny and Sports Tonight.

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 NBA is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Inside the NBA Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley
Inside the NBA is the postgame show for NBA on TNT broadcasts. The program features host Ernie Johnson with analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O'Neal. Occasionally, Johnson, ...more
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Pardon the Interruption is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports 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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First Take is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
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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College GameDay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports 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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SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports 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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NBC Sunday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Tony Dungy, Michele Tafoya
NBC Sunday Night Football is a weekly television broadcast of National Football League games on NBC in the United States. It began airing on August 6, 2006 with the Pro Football Hall of Fame ...more
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Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports 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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Football Night in America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Football Night in America Keith Olbermann, Jerome Bettis, Sterling Sharpe
Football Night in America is an American pre-game show that is broadcast on NBC, preceding its broadcasts of Sunday night and Wild Card Saturday National Football League games. The program ...more
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Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Zach Thomas, Darren Woodson, Eddie Kennison
Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary television series produced by NFL Films and HBO. The show was first broadcast in 2001, and the current 2014 season is the ninth. Each season, it ...more
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Around the Horn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports 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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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Gabby Gellerman added Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Aimee Teegarden
Friday Night Lights is an American drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas. It was developed by Peter Berg, and executive produced by ...more
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Fox NFL Sunday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Terry Bradshaw, Ronnie Lott, Michael Strahan
Fox NFL Sunday is an American sports television program on Fox that debuted on September 4, 1994, and serves as the pre-game show for the network's National Football League game telecasts under ...more
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NFL on Fox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Terry Bradshaw, Ronnie Lott, Jillian Barberie
NFL on Fox is the branding used for broadcasts of National Football League games that are produced by Fox Sports, and televised on the Fox Broadcasting Company. Game coverage is usually preceded ...more
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Inside the NFL is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Phil Simms, Cris Collinsworth, Warren Sapp
HBO Sports is home to some of television's finest award-winning sports coverage. Download the hosts of Inside the NFL's weekly Fantasy Football picks and learn about the most intriguing stories ...more
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Baseball Tonight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports 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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Major League Baseball on Fox is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Tim McCarver, Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds
MLB on Fox is a TV program.
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NFL on NBC is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
NFL on NBC is the branding used for broadcasts of National Football League games that are produced by NBC Sports, and televised on the NBC television network in the United States. The name was ...more
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Monday Night Baseball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Monday Night Baseball Tim Kurkjian, Sean McDonough
Monday Night Baseball is a live game telecast of Major League Baseball that airs most Monday nights during the regular season on ESPN and is also available in high definition on ESPNHD. The ...more
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Monday Night Countdown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports 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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NFL Live is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
NFL Live is a National Football League studio show, currently airing Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m ET ESPN. Formerly known as NFL 2Night, the program is one of the only NFL-related studio ...more
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Sunday NFL Countdown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports 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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The League is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Gabby Gellerman added Mark Duplass, Jonathan Lajoie, Nick Kroll
The League is an American sitcom that premiered on FX on October 29, 2009. The series, set in Chicago, Illinois, is a semi-improvised comedy about a fantasy football league, its members, and ...more
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Outside the Lines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Bob Ley, Jeremy Schaap
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday is a TV program.
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ESPN College Football Saturday... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports 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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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
One Tree Hill is an American television drama series created by Mark Schwahn, which premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB. After the series' third season, The WB merged with UPN to form The ...more