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
NFL Playoffs
NFL Playoffs
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
A Football Life
A Football Life
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Basketball
Basketball
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
30 For 30
30 For 30
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
A Season With
A Season With
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
New Japan Pro Wrestling
New Japan Pro Wrestling
The Rose Bowl Game
The Rose Bowl Game
All Access
All Access
Epix Presents: Road to the NHL Winter Classic
Epix Presents: Road to the NHL Winter Classic
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
UFC Tonight
UFC Tonight
WWE Survivor Series
WWE Survivor Series
BCS National Championship
BCS National Championship
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
Fed Ex Orange Bowl
Fed Ex Orange Bowl
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
NBA Games of the Year
NBA Games of the Year
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
King of the Road
King of the Road
Orange Bowl
Orange Bowl
SEC Championship Game
SEC Championship Game
UFC PPV Events
UFC PPV Events
NFL On FOX
NFL On FOX
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
Crashletes
Crashletes
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Cheer
Cheer
Black Magic
Black Magic
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
The New and Improved DX
The New and Improved DX
Riding Shotgun
Riding Shotgun
BYU Football
BYU Football
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Allstate Sugar Bowl
College Basketball Live
College Basketball Live
NCAA College Football National Championship
NCAA College Football National Championship
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Fight Night
Fight Night
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Music City Bowl
Music City Bowl
NFL Live
NFL Live
ESPN
ESPN
4th and Long
4th and Long
Proof
Proof
MeatEater
MeatEater
The Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League
NFL on CBS
NFL on CBS
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
NCAA Football
NCAA Football
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
College Football on SEC Network
College Football on SEC Network
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
Belk Bowl
Belk Bowl
U.S. Army All-American Bowl
U.S. Army All-American Bowl
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
Green Bay Packers Championship Season
Green Bay Packers Championship Season
ESPN College Football - Game of the Week
ESPN College Football - Game of the Week
College Football Live
College Football Live
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
Being
Being
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
BCS Bowl Championship Series
BCS Bowl Championship Series
UFC Main Event
UFC Main Event
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
UND Hockey
UND Hockey
Football Night in America
Football Night in America
Hot Rod TV
Hot Rod TV
Setup
Setup
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Olbermann
Olbermann