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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30 For 30
30 For 30
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Ballers
Ballers
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
All Access
All Access
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE: Money in the Bank
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Basketball
Basketball
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
WWE Extreme Rules
WWE Extreme Rules
A Football Life
A Football Life
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
US Open
US Open
Kingdom
Kingdom
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
A Season With Notre Dame Football
A Season With Notre Dame Football
America's Game
America's Game
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Lost and Found
Lost and Found
Dangerous Waters
Dangerous Waters
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
NBA
NBA
US Open Golf
US Open Golf
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
24/7
24/7
Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Finals
The Knight in the Area
The Knight in the Area
Cheer
Cheer
Setup
Setup
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
Garbage Time With Katie Nolan
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
The Dunk King
The Dunk King
Ali's Greatest Fights
Ali's Greatest Fights
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
Butch Harmon About Golf
Butch Harmon About Golf
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
TNA Slammiversary
TNA Slammiversary
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
LPGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
College Baseball Live
College Baseball Live
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
TVG
TVG
ESPN
ESPN
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
Detroit Tigers Game Highlights
Detroit Tigers Game Highlights
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
CFL Football
CFL Football
PRO Boxing
PRO Boxing
The Top 100 Players of 2014
The Top 100 Players of 2014
NHL
NHL
Wimbledon
Wimbledon
WWE Monday Night Raw Spring 2011
WWE Monday Night Raw Spring 2011
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Best of Brock Lesnar
Best of Brock Lesnar
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
Slam City
Slam City
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Scarred
Scarred
MotoGP
MotoGP
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
NCAA Football
NCAA Football