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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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Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Monday Night Football 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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Pardon the Interruption is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Pardon the Interruption 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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NBC Sunday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
NBC Sunday Night Football 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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College GameDay is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Friday Night Lights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Gabby Gellerman added Friday Night Lights 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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First Take is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
First Take 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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SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
SportsCenter 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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Around the Horn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Around the Horn 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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The League is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Gabby Gellerman added The League 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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NFL Live is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
NFL Live 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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Cold Pizza is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Cold Pizza Skip Bayless, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Woody Paige Cold Pizza was a television sports morning talk show that aired weekdays on ESPN2. The show's style was more akin to Good Morning America than SportsCenter '​s straight news and highlights ...more

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Hard Knocks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Hard Knocks 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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Fox NFL Sunday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Fox NFL Sunday 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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Football Night in America is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Monday Night Countdown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Monday Night Countdown 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 on NBC is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
NFL on NBC 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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Major League Baseball on Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Major League Baseball on Fox Tim McCarver, Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds MLB on Fox is a TV program.

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Golf Central is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Golf Central Golf Central is Golf Channel's news program. It was launched in 1995, in the same year as the network it airs on. A nightly half-hour show, Golf Central features news and highlights from the ...more

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Sunday NFL Countdown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Sunday NFL Countdown 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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NFL on Fox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
NFL on Fox 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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Outside the Lines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Outside the Lines Bob Ley, Jeremy Schaap ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday is a TV program.

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1st and 10 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
1st and 10 Skip Bayless 1st and 10 was a sports talk and debate television program spun off from ESPN2's Cold Pizza morning show. It began as a segment which ran every in 20 minute intervals during Cold Pizza, a ...more

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Baseball Tonight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Baseball Tonight 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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NFL on CBS is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
NFL on CBS The NFL on CBS is the branding used for broadcasts of National Football League games that are produced by CBS Sports, the sports division of the CBS television network in the United States. The ...more

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ESPN College Football Saturday... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Inside the NFL is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Inside the NFL 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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Sports Night is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Sports Night Josh Charles, Peter Krause, Felicity Huffman Sports Night is an American television series about a fictional sports news show also called Sports Night. It focuses on the friendships, pitfalls, and ethical issues the creative talent of the ...more

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Nickelodeon Guts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Nickelodeon Guts Felicia Day, Ryon Day Nickelodeon Guts was an American television "action sports" competition series hosted by actor/comedian Mike O'Malley and officiated by British actress Moira "Mo" Quirk. The ...more

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American Gladiators is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
American Gladiators Mike Adamle, Joe Theismann, Todd Christensen American Gladiators is an American competition television program that aired weekly in syndication from September 1989 to May 1996. The series matched a cast of amateur athletes against each ...more

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Pros vs. Joes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Pros vs. Joes Michael Strahan, Jay Glazer Pros vs. Joes is an American physical reality game show that airs on Spike TV. The show features male amateur contestants matching themselves against professional athletes in a series of ...more

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ESPN College Football Thursday... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime Jenn Brown, Chris Fowler, Craig James ESPN College Football Primetime is a live game presentation of Division 1-A college football on ESPN. In the past, the presenting sponsor was Cooper Tires, but since the 2006 season, the current ...more

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Arena Football League on ESPN is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Arena Football League on ESPN The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League on ESPN is a presentation of the league with games airing on ESPN2, ESPNEWS, and ESPN3 as with all other sports the ESPN family of networks all Arena ...more

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Mike and the Mad Dog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Mike and the Mad Dog Mike and the Mad Dog was an afternoon drive sports radio program based out of WFAN in New York City that featured Mike Francesa and Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo talking sports and ...more

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HBO World Championship Boxing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
HBO World Championship Boxing Jim Lampley, Michael Buffer, Larry Merchant HBO World Championship Boxing is an American sports television series, premiering in January 1973 that has shown a number of significant boxing events since then. WCB's first event was fought in ...more

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ESPN2 College Football Saturda... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
ESPN2 College Football Saturday Primetime Bob Davie, Ed Cunningham ESPN2 College Football Primetime is a live game presentation of Division 1-A college football on ESPN2. In the past, the primary sponsors have been Polaroid, AT&T and GoDaddy.com. Like its ...more

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America's Game: The Super Bowl... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions is an annual documentary series created by NFL Films. Its 46 installments profile the first 46 winning teams of the National Football League's annual ...more

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SportsCenterU is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
SportsCenterU SportsCenterU is the college version of ESPN's flagship program SportsCenter which airs exclusively on ESPNU. The college sports news and highlight show focuses on reports of the day from men’s ...more

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Sunday Night Baseball is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Sunday Night Baseball 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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National Heads-Up Poker Champi... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
National Heads-Up Poker Championship James Woods, Leeann Tweeden, Orel Hershiser The National Heads-Up Poker Championship is an annual poker tournament held in the United States and produced by the NBC television network. It is a $25,000 "buy-in" invitation-only ...more

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The Best Damn Sports Show Peri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
The Best Damn Sports Show Period Michael Irvin, Tom Arnold, Leeann Tweeden The Best Damn Sports Show Period is an American sports television show that used to air on Fox Sports Net and Comcast SportsNet. The show regularly featured irreverent and opinionated interviews ...more

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One Tree Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
One Tree Hill 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

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2 Minute Drill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
2 Minute Drill 2 Minute Drill is an ESPN game show based on the general knowledge UK game show Mastermind. The program aired from September 11, 2000 to December 28, 2001. ESPN Classic currently airs reruns of ...more

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Celebrity Wrestling is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Celebrity Wrestling Michelle Heaton, Kate Thornton, Marc Bannerman Celebrity Wrestling is a British television programme, broadcast on ITV in 2005. It involved two teams of celebrities, competing against each other in wrestling style events. The series was ...more

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Takeshi's Castle is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Takeshi's Castle Beat Kitano, Craig Charles, Mary Scheer Takeshi's Castle was a Japanese game show that aired between 1986 and 1990 on the Tokyo Broadcasting System. It featured the Japanese actor Takeshi Kitano as a count who owns a castle and sets ...more

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Ford Monday Night Football is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Ford Monday Night Football Monday Night Football is a football programme on Sky Sports which broadcasts live English football generally from the Premier League.

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Arliss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Arliss Robert Wuhl, Sandra Oh, Jim Turner Arliss is an American situation comedy about a sports agent and his group of associates. The series premiered on HBO in 1996 and ended in 2002.

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Major League Baseball on NBC is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
Major League Baseball on NBC Major League Baseball on NBC is the de facto branding for weekly broadcasts of Major League Baseball games produced by NBC Sports, and televised on the NBC television network. Major League ...more

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Monday Night Baseball is listed (or ranked) 49 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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NBA Shootaround is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sports TV Shows
NBA Shootaround Jalen Rose, Stuart Scott, Michael Wilbon NBA Shootaround is a pregame show for ESPN's coverage of the National Basketball Association. Typically, the program airs at 7:30 p.m, prior to ESPN's presentation of NBA Friday, though it does ...more