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
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Basketball
Basketball
30 For 30
30 For 30
A Season With
A Season With
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
A Football Life
A Football Life
Hunted (2017)
Hunted (2017)
America's Game
America's Game
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Super Bowl Highlights
Super Bowl Highlights
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
American Guns
American Guns
NFL Live
NFL Live
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
All Access
All Access
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
4th and Long
4th and Long
Cheer
Cheer
MeatEater
MeatEater
Super Bowl
Super Bowl
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
College Basketball Live
College Basketball Live
UFC Tonight
UFC Tonight
NFL On FOX
NFL On FOX
NFL Playoffs
NFL Playoffs
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
AMA Supercross
AMA Supercross
Kitten Bowl
Kitten Bowl
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Skate Maps
Skate Maps
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Sports Night
Sports Night
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
Crashletes
Crashletes
WWE ECW Unreleased
WWE ECW Unreleased
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Match of the Day 2
Match of the Day 2
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
ESPN
ESPN
College Baseball Live
College Baseball Live
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
Sin City Saints
Sin City Saints
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Olbermann
Olbermann
Match of the Day
Match of the Day
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
Poker After Dark
Poker After Dark
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
U.S. Figure Skating Championship
U.S. Figure Skating Championship
A Season with Florida State Football
A Season with Florida State Football
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
NBA Games of the Year
NBA Games of the Year
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Being
Being
Heartland Bowhunter
Heartland Bowhunter
Sports Gone Wild
Sports Gone Wild
PBR on CBS
PBR on CBS
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour
PRO Boxing
PRO Boxing
Boomer and Carton
Boomer and Carton
The Golf Fix
The Golf Fix
Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull
Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pull
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Setup
Setup
UFC PPV Events
UFC PPV Events
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Super League Rugby
Super League Rugby