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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WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Ballers
Ballers
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
30 For 30
30 For 30
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
A Football Life
A Football Life
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Premier League
Premier League
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
TVG
TVG
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
Basketball
Basketball
NHL All-Star Weekend
NHL All-Star Weekend
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
NHL
NHL
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
Slam City
Slam City
America's Game
America's Game
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
NFL Playoffs
NFL Playoffs
FYI
FYI
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Knicks Night Live
Knicks Night Live
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
The Rose Bowl Game
The Rose Bowl Game
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
FA Cup Soccer
FA Cup Soccer
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Super Bowl Ads
Super Bowl Ads
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Survivor Series
WWE Survivor Series
Inside the NBA
Inside the NBA
The Top 100 Players of 2014
The Top 100 Players of 2014
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
NFL Live
NFL Live
NFL Super Bowl Collection
NFL Super Bowl Collection
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
NBA on ESPN / ABC
NBA on ESPN / ABC
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
ESPN
ESPN
U.S. Figure Skating Championship
U.S. Figure Skating Championship
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Super Bowl Highlights
Super Bowl Highlights
MotoGP
MotoGP
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
NFL Games of the Year
NFL Games of the Year
Caribbean Workout
Caribbean Workout
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
PGA Tour Golf on CBS
PGA Tour Golf on CBS
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
Xtreme 4x4
Xtreme 4x4
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan