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
WWE Extreme Rules
WWE Extreme Rules
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
30 For 30
30 For 30
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
WWE Payback
WWE Payback
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
A Football Life
A Football Life
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
A Season With Notre Dame Football
A Season With Notre Dame Football
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
Being
Being
WWE Monday Night Raw Spring 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Spring 2011
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
NHL
NHL
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Battle Dome
Battle Dome
Tyson's Greatest Fights
Tyson's Greatest Fights
NFL Games of the Year
NFL Games of the Year
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
UFC Unleashed
UFC Unleashed
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby
Basketball
Basketball
Setup
Setup
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
High School Baseball
High School Baseball
TVG
TVG
Inside the NBA
Inside the NBA
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
MotoGP Classic Races
MotoGP Classic Races
Heartland Bowhunter
Heartland Bowhunter
Cheer
Cheer
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
WWE The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
WWE The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
Where the Trail Ends
Where the Trail Ends
Being: Mike Tyson
Being: Mike Tyson
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America
WWE: Fast Lane 2015
WWE: Fast Lane 2015
24/7
24/7
MotoGP
MotoGP
NBA
NBA
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
NHL Live
NHL Live
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
FA Cup Soccer
FA Cup Soccer
Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Finals
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball
UFC Tonight
UFC Tonight
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Premier League
Premier League
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on ESPN / ABC
NBA on ESPN / ABC
The Top 100 Players of 2014
The Top 100 Players of 2014
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
New York Mets
New York Mets
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
College Baseball Live
College Baseball Live
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Endurance
Endurance
New York Yankees
New York Yankees