Sports TV Shows


About Sports

People have loved watching sporting events for many centuries, and television certainly didn't popularize sports. But there's no question that TV changed the way that people watched sports, and sports on TV offer some viewing opportunities that watching sports in person can't match.

Some sports work especially well on TV because their scale or pace can make them difficult to follow in person. When spectators watch auto racing on TV, it's much easier to keep track of particular drivers and the overall state of the race, and the complexity of American football is much easier to sort out with benefit of multiple camera angles and announcers' commentary.

Other sports fare well on TV because the spectacle and pageantry of televised events is a good match for the traditional drama of the sport. High-profile boxing matches and mixed martial arts events are tailor-made for the hype of television, and pay-per-view events duplicate the special-occasion feeling of going to see the big fight in a glitzy arena.

Sports also benefit from the analysis, dissection and editorializing of experts, both during event broadcasts and on stand-alone sports news and commentary programs. Sports analysis programming is so popular, in fact, that entire networks, from ESPN to Fox Sports, have been created to support the genre.

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Ballers
Ballers
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
The Challenge
The Challenge
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
30 For 30
30 For 30
NFL Playoffs
NFL Playoffs
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
A Football Life
A Football Life
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
All Access
All Access
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Dangerous Waters
Dangerous Waters
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Wait 'Til Next Year
Slam Dunk
WWE: The Top 100 Moments in Raw History
NFL Football Fanatic
Sports Jeopardy
The Hustlers
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Cheer Perfection
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Strangers In Danger
Baller Wives
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
24/7
Grudge Race
BCS National Championship
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
AMA Supercross
U.S. Figure Skating Championship
IMPACT Wrestling
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series Racing
Bellator MMA Live
Cheer
Team Ninja Warrior
Lost and Found
Epicly Later'd
Major League Fishing
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
SEC Championship Game
Basketball
Poker After Dark
ESPN
The Gabby Douglas Story
Total Bellas
Hot Rod TV
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
Hit the Ice
Black Magic
XTreme Video
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
NFL On FOX
Inside the NBA
Two-A-Days
NCAA Football
Pardon the Interruption
Monster Jam
Curling
Premier League Live
NFL Replay
ESPN Films
Indiana Sprint Cars
UND Hockey
Kings of Crash
Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Klitschko
Football Heroes
NBA Games of the Year
SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition: Benavidez vs. Gavril
Greatest Forum Fights
The Aftermath
Creepy Fingers
Young Guns of Racing
Prime 9
Destino Deporte
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
The Lighter Side of Sports
The Smoking Tire
Showtime Boxing International: Linares vs. Crolla II
Pac-12 College Football
In Their Own Words (2004)
Fearless
Untracked
Showtime Championship Boxing: Lara vs. Gausha
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Takam
Showtime Championship Boxing: Broner vs. Garcia
SCB: Mares vs. Ponce De Leon
Soccer Shrines
Sports Gone Wild
Clean Break
Sports Dads
Xcorps Complete Series Season 1 thru 4