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
The ESPY Awards
The ESPY Awards
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
30 For 30
30 For 30
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Home Run Derby
Home Run Derby
A Season With Notre Dame Football
A Season With Notre Dame Football
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
A Football Life
A Football Life
Being
Being
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Crashletes
Crashletes
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
24/7
24/7
America's Game
America's Game
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
WWE Payback
WWE Payback
4th and Long
4th and Long
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE Battleground
WWE Battleground
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Heartland Bowhunter
Heartland Bowhunter
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
Becoming
Becoming
MLB All-Star Game
MLB All-Star Game
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
NBA Summer League Basketball
NBA Summer League Basketball
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Battle Dome
Battle Dome
Setup
Setup
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
CFL Football
CFL Football
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
Basketball
Basketball
The Short Game
The Short Game
WWE: WRESTLEMANIA, XXIX
WWE: WRESTLEMANIA, XXIX
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
USA Gymnastics
USA Gymnastics
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball
The Top 100 Players of 2014
The Top 100 Players of 2014
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
USA Basketball
USA Basketball
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
Slam City
Slam City
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
AXS TV Fights
AXS TV Fights
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
MotoGP
MotoGP
Endurance
Endurance
NASCAR Race Rewind Plus
NASCAR Race Rewind Plus
Best of Brock Lesnar
Best of Brock Lesnar
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series
Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing Series
American Legion Baseball World Series
American Legion Baseball World Series
Kingdom
Kingdom
TVG
TVG
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Formula One Qualifying
Formula One Qualifying
NCAA Football
NCAA Football
PRO Boxing
PRO Boxing