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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Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Monday Night Raw
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
30 For 30
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WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
NBA
NBA
WWE Payback
WWE Payback
Ping Pong: The Animation
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NASCAR Now
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The Prince Of Tennis
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American Guns
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NBA Finals
NBA Finals
NBA Tonight
NBA Tonight
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
NHL
NHL
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
MotoGP
MotoGP
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
Fox Sports
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NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Hard Knocks
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WWE WrestleMania 28
WWE WrestleMania 28
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
The Kentucky Derby
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ESPN Films
ESPN Films
College Baseball Live
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UFC on FOX
UFC on FOX
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
America's Game
America's Game
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Lingerie Football League
NFL Live
NFL Live
A Football Life
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WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
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NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
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The Hustlers
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
NBA Eastern Conference Finals
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
UFC Fights
UFC Fights
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Friday Night SmackDown
Friday Night SmackDown
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
San Francisco Giants Game Highlights
The Gabby Douglas Story
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WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 29
AMA Motocross
AMA Motocross
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
PGA Tour Golf on GOLF Channel
WWE WrestleMania 27
WWE WrestleMania 27
SEC Now
SEC Now
Stanley Cup Finals
Stanley Cup Finals
CrossFit Games
CrossFit Games
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
America's Game: The Missing Rings
America's Game: The Missing Rings
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Being: Liverpool
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Inside the NBA
Inside the NBA
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
The Knight in the Area
The Knight in the Area
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying (ABC)
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
TVG
TVG
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
WWE Extreme Rules
WWE Extreme Rules
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Barclays Premier League Review
Barclays Premier League Review
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
Slam City
Slam City
Sin City Saints
Sin City Saints
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
ESPN Specials
ESPN Specials
Kart Life
Kart Life
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
BCS Selection Show
BCS Selection Show
2011 NCAA Tournament March Madness
2011 NCAA Tournament March Madness
The Bronx Is Burning
The Bronx Is Burning
World Series
World Series
Destino Deporte
Destino Deporte
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
Showtime Sports
Showtime Sports
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
The Top 100 Players of 2014
The Top 100 Players of 2014