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
All Access
All Access
The Challenge
The Challenge
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
30 For 30
30 For 30
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
A Season With
A Season With
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Being
Being
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
A Football Life
A Football Life
King of the Road
King of the Road
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Major League Fishing
Lucha Underground
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Kingdom (US)
Haikyu!!
Wicked Tuna
Cheer Perfection
Counting Cars
BYU Football
Wait 'Til Next Year
The New and Improved DX
Heartland Bowhunter
Hunted (2017)
The Pecos League
Eyeshield 21
Total Bellas
Blue Mountain State
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
ESPN Films
The Gabby Douglas Story
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Strangers In Danger
Nine for IX
Kart Life
El Clasico
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
WWE Goldberg The Ultimate Collection
The Prince Of Tennis
UFC Unleashed
Crashletes
The Hustlers
SummerSlam
WWE: The Top 100 Moments in Raw History
NASCAR Now
IMPACT Wrestling
60 Minutes Sports
MotoGP
Two-A-Days
NFL Live
Monster Jam
Match of the Day
Destino Deporte
Hot Rod TV
Xcorps Complete Series Season 1 thru 4
Baller Wives
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Premier League
Match of the Day 2
ESPN
WWE Battleground
MotoGP Highlights
CrossFit Games
Premier League Live
NFL Replay
Little League Baseball World Series
Playmakers
The Bronx Is Burning
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
NBA Games of the Year
Football Heroes
Greatest Forum Fights
Young Guns of Racing
Prime 9
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
The Smoking Tire
E:60
Fearless
Hit the Ice
Black Magic
Untracked
Soccer Shrines
Little League Softball World Series
Sports Gone Wild
Clean Break
ESPN FC
Sports Dads
Out There
Celebrity Bowling
Personal With Bill Rhoden: Grant & Calvin Hill
Pardon the Interruption