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
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
Ballers
Ballers
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
World Series
World Series
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Little League Baseball World Series
Little League Baseball World Series
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Proof
Proof
30 For 30
30 For 30
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
TVG
TVG
MotoGP
MotoGP
A Football Life
A Football Life
USA Pro Challenge
USA Pro Challenge
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
America's Game
America's Game
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
PGA Tour Golf on CBS
PGA Tour Golf on CBS
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
Premier League
Premier League
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Knockout
Knockout
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
NASCAR Victory Lane
NASCAR Victory Lane
American Legion Baseball World Series
American Legion Baseball World Series
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
CFL Football
CFL Football
US Open
US Open
NFL Follow Your Team - Redskins
NFL Follow Your Team - Redskins
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Slam City
Slam City
Little League Softball World Series
Little League Softball World Series
World Surf League
World Surf League
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
NFL Follow Your Team: Texans
NFL Follow Your Team: Texans
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
NFL Live
NFL Live
America's Game: The Missing Rings
America's Game: The Missing Rings
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
New York Mets
New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
NFL Games of the Year
NFL Games of the Year
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
High School Football
High School Football
Legends Football League
Legends Football League
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
The Bronx Is Burning
The Bronx Is Burning
NFL GameDay
NFL GameDay
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
NFL Follow Your Team - Saints
NFL Follow Your Team - Saints
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit