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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Fox Sports
Fox Sports
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
US Open Golf
US Open Golf
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
US Open
US Open
NBA
NBA
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Ballers
Ballers
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Finals
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE: Money in the Bank
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
30 For 30
30 For 30
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
MotoGP
MotoGP
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NHL
NHL
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
NFL Live
NFL Live
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
College Baseball Live
College Baseball Live
World Series
World Series
Slam City
Slam City
TVG
TVG
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
WWE Payback
WWE Payback
A Football Life
A Football Life
Proof
Proof
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Hockey Night Live on NBC
Hockey Night Live on NBC
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
American Guns
American Guns
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
International Isle of Man TT Race
International Isle of Man TT Race
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball
NBA on ESPN / ABC
NBA on ESPN / ABC
America's Game
America's Game
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
St. Louis Cardinals Game Highlights
St. Louis Cardinals Game Highlights
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
CFL Football
CFL Football
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
UFC Unleashed
UFC Unleashed
2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
High School Baseball
High School Baseball
Kingdom (2014)
Kingdom (2014)
The Bronx Is Burning
The Bronx Is Burning
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
Cheer
Cheer
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup on FOX
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup on FOX
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby
MotoGP Classic Races
MotoGP Classic Races
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series