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
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
A Football Life
A Football Life
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
30 For 30
30 For 30
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
NFL Follow Your Team - 49ers
NFL Follow Your Team - 49ers
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Heartland Bowhunter
Heartland Bowhunter
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Crashletes
Crashletes
NFL on CBS
NFL on CBS
Notre Dame Football
Notre Dame Football
High School Football
High School Football
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
Olbermann
Olbermann
College Football on SEC Network
College Football on SEC Network
PRO Boxing
PRO Boxing
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
WWE The Best Of WWE In Your House
WWE The Best Of WWE In Your House
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
SEC Now
SEC Now
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
NFL On FOX
NFL On FOX
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
US Open
US Open
NFL Follow Your Team - New England Patriots
NFL Follow Your Team - New England Patriots
NFL Follow Your Team - Redskins
NFL Follow Your Team - Redskins
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
College Football Live
College Football Live
NFL Live
NFL Live
America's Game
America's Game
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
Big Ten Conference Football
Big Ten Conference Football
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches
Riding Shotgun
Riding Shotgun
4th and Long
4th and Long
NBA Games of the Year
NBA Games of the Year
Arsenal Invincibles
Arsenal Invincibles
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NFL Follow Your Team - Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL Follow Your Team - Pittsburgh Steelers
Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders
NFL Rush
NFL Rush
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
Setup
Setup
NFL Follow Your Team - Packers
NFL Follow Your Team - Packers
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
NFL GameDay
NFL GameDay
ESPN
ESPN
College Football Preview
College Football Preview
Being
Being
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
CFL Football
CFL Football
The Crush With Lee and Tiffany
The Crush With Lee and Tiffany
Fantasy Football Live
Fantasy Football Live
MotoGP
MotoGP
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Premier League
Premier League
All Access
All Access
Formula One Qualifying
Formula One Qualifying