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
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Payback
WWE Payback
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
30 For 30
30 For 30
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Setup
Setup
A Football Life
A Football Life
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE: Fast Lane 2015
WWE: Fast Lane 2015
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Cheer
Cheer
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
NFL Draft
NFL Draft
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Legends Football League
Legends Football League
WWE: Night of Champions
WWE: Night of Champions
Ali's Greatest Fights
Ali's Greatest Fights
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
NHL Live
NHL Live
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
NHL
NHL
NFL Live
NFL Live
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
MotoGP
MotoGP
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Bellator Fighting Championships
Bellator Fighting Championships
NFL Games of the Year
NFL Games of the Year
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball
TVG
TVG
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
UFC Tonight
UFC Tonight
Inside the NBA
Inside the NBA
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Basketball
Basketball
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Premier League
Premier League
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
High School Baseball
High School Baseball
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
MotoGP Classic Races
MotoGP Classic Races
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
WWE Survivor Series
WWE Survivor Series
Heartland Bowhunter
Heartland Bowhunter
Golf Channel Academy: Paul Azinger
Golf Channel Academy: Paul Azinger
Best Ranger Competition
Best Ranger Competition
Kingdom
Kingdom
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
Prince of Stride: Alternative
Prince of Stride: Alternative
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
24/7
24/7
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby
New York Mets
New York Mets
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
NBA on ESPN / ABC
NBA on ESPN / ABC
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
College Baseball Live
College Baseball Live