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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Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Ballers
Ballers
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
30 For 30
30 For 30
A Football Life
A Football Life
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
A Season With Notre Dame Football
A Season With Notre Dame Football
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
USA Basketball
USA Basketball
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
Little League Baseball World Series
Little League Baseball World Series
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Cheer
Cheer
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Riding Shotgun
Riding Shotgun
WWE: Night of Champions
WWE: Night of Champions
Premier League
Premier League
UFC Tonight
UFC Tonight
Best of WWE Monday Night Raw
Best of WWE Monday Night Raw
UFC PPV Events
UFC PPV Events
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Red Bull Air Race World Series
Red Bull Air Race World Series
America's Game
America's Game
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come
WWE Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come
WWE The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
WWE The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
WWE Monday Night Raw Summer 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Summer 2011
World Series
World Series
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Setup
Setup
High School Football
High School Football
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
WWE: The Top 100 Moments in Raw History
WWE: The Top 100 Moments in Raw History
Crashletes
Crashletes
The New and Improved DX
The New and Improved DX
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
All Access
All Access
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
MotoGP
MotoGP
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
NFL Live
NFL Live
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
Being
Being
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
Slam City
Slam City
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
College Football Live
College Football Live
UFC Main Event
UFC Main Event
World Surf League
World Surf League
El Clasico
El Clasico
TVG
TVG
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
Kingdom
Kingdom
Italian Serie A
Italian Serie A
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Track and Field
Track and Field
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Scarred
Scarred
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
WWE Monday Night Raw Spring 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Spring 2011