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
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NASCAR Now
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WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
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IMPACT Wrestling
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American Ninja Warrior
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Hit The Floor
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ESPY Awards
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WWE SmackDown!
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UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Wicked Tuna
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WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
30 For 30
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WWE Battleground
WWE Battleground
TVG
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Counting Cars
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WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Hard Knocks
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WWE Pay-Per-View
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Proof
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NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
Monday Night Raw Pre-Show
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
World Series
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WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
NBA Summer League Basketball
NBA Summer League Basketball
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
A Football Life
A Football Life
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
Hockey Night Live on NBC
Hockey Night Live on NBC
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
America's Game
America's Game
World Cup Primetime
World Cup Primetime
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
That
That
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Scarred
Scarred
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
Kansas City Royals Game Highlights
Kansas City Royals Game Highlights
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Formula One Qualifying
Formula One Qualifying
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
New York Mets
New York Mets
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
NFL Games of the Year
NFL Games of the Year
Diamond League
Diamond League
CFL Football
CFL Football
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
MotoGP
MotoGP
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
US Open
US Open
The Bronx Is Burning
The Bronx Is Burning
Slam City
Slam City
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN
WWE Extreme Rules
WWE Extreme Rules
America's Game: The Missing Rings
America's Game: The Missing Rings
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
Legends Football League
Legends Football League
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
UFC on Fox Sports 2
UFC on Fox Sports 2
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
ClubWPT.com
ClubWPT.com
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
St. Louis Cardinals Game Highlights
St. Louis Cardinals Game Highlights
US Open Golf
US Open Golf
Major League Baseball on ESPN
Major League Baseball on ESPN
The Top 100 Players of 2014
The Top 100 Players of 2014
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Little League Baseball World Series
Little League Baseball World Series