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
A Football Life
A Football Life
WWE Survivor Series
WWE Survivor Series
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
Basketball
Basketball
El Clasico
El Clasico
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
30 For 30
30 For 30
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NFL Follow Your Team - New England Patriots
NFL Follow Your Team - New England Patriots
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
All Access
All Access
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Total Bellas
Total Bellas
The New and Improved DX
The New and Improved DX
America's Game
America's Game
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
WWE: Night of Champions
WWE: Night of Champions
MeatEater
MeatEater
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
WWE Goldberg The Ultimate Collection
WWE Goldberg The Ultimate Collection
WWE: The Best of Raw and Smackdown
WWE: The Best of Raw and Smackdown
College Basketball Live
College Basketball Live
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
College Football on SEC Network
College Football on SEC Network
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Winter 2011
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
UND Hockey
UND Hockey
NFL On FOX
NFL On FOX
ACC Championship Game
ACC Championship Game
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
4th and Long
4th and Long
Out There
Out There
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
UFC Unleashed
UFC Unleashed
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Green Bay Packers Championship Season
Green Bay Packers Championship Season
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Red Bull Soapbox Race
Red Bull Soapbox Race
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Setup
Setup
Formula One Qualifying
Formula One Qualifying
NASCAR Awards Ceremony
NASCAR Awards Ceremony
College Volleyball
College Volleyball
NFL Live
NFL Live
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
ABC Saturday College Football
ABC Saturday College Football
Pacific-12 Football Championship Game
Pacific-12 Football Championship Game
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
World Series
World Series
NFL on CBS
NFL on CBS
UFC Tonight
UFC Tonight
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Hot Rod TV
Hot Rod TV
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
TT Legends
TT Legends
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
Notre Dame Football
Notre Dame Football
College Football Live
College Football Live
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull
Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
Fox Sports
Fox Sports