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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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WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
US Open
US Open
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
CBS Sports
CBS Sports
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
NFL Live
NFL Live
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
High School Football
High School Football
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
U.S. Open Tennis on CBS
U.S. Open Tennis on CBS
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
A Football Life
A Football Life
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Slam City
Slam City
Barclays Premier League
Barclays Premier League
America's Game
America's Game
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
All Access
All Access
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NASCAR Nationwide Series
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball
USA Basketball
USA Basketball
Big Ten Conference Football
Big Ten Conference Football
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Fight Night
Fight Night
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
Premier League
Premier League
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
MotoGP
MotoGP
College Football on CBS
College Football on CBS
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
4th and Loud
4th and Loud
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer
College Volleyball
College Volleyball
SummerSlam
SummerSlam
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
Around the Horn
Around the Horn
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Racing Setup
MLS Soccer
MLS Soccer
ESPN
ESPN
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
NFL on CBS
NFL on CBS
CFL Football
CFL Football
Cheer
Cheer
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
NFL GameDay
NFL GameDay
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
Major League Bowhunter
Major League Bowhunter
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
CBS Sports Special
CBS Sports Special
Showtime Sports
Showtime Sports
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
CFB on FOX
CFB on FOX
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
NBA
NBA
NFL Follow Your Team - Packers
NFL Follow Your Team - Packers
Scarred
Scarred
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Beach Volleyball
Beach Volleyball
Monster Jam Freestyle
Monster Jam Freestyle
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
PRO Boxing
PRO Boxing
Football Night in America
Football Night in America
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
BCS National Championship
BCS National Championship
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE: Money in the Bank
Mike & Mike
Mike & Mike
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
Fantasy Football Live - Thursday Night!
Fantasy Football Live - Thursday Night!
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
UEFA Champions League Highlights
UEFA Champions League Highlights
WWE: Night of Champions
WWE: Night of Champions
Hot Rod TV
Hot Rod TV
TVG
TVG