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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The Challenge
The Challenge
30 For 30
30 For 30
All Access
All Access
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
MeatEater
MeatEater
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
All or Nothing: Manchester City
All or Nothing: Manchester City
A Football Life
A Football Life
Ballers
Ballers
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Legacy: Bob Hurley
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Being Serena
Being Serena
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Shut Up and Dribble
Shut Up and Dribble
Profiles
Profiles
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Race Night at Bowman Gray
Race Night at Bowman Gray
King of the Road
King of the Road
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
Total Bellas
Total Bellas
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Warriors of Liberty City
Warriors of Liberty City
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Hunted (2017)
Hunted (2017)
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
A Season with Florida State Football
A Season with Florida State Football
SEC Storied
SEC Storied
American Guns
American Guns
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
XTreme Video
XTreme Video
The New and Improved DX
The New and Improved DX
Team Ninja Warrior
Team Ninja Warrior
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
The Extremists
The Extremists
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Best Shot
Best Shot
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
American Gladiators
American Gladiators
SEC Championship Game
SEC Championship Game
A Season With
A Season With
ESPN
ESPN
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
WWE Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come
WWE Triple H: Thy Kingdom Come
Sports Gone Wild
Sports Gone Wild
WWE Elimination Chamber 2013
WWE Elimination Chamber 2013
In Play With Jimmy Roberts
In Play With Jimmy Roberts
Phenomenal Finishes UFC
Phenomenal Finishes UFC
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
NASCAR Awards Ceremony
NASCAR Awards Ceremony
Road to the College Football Playoff
Road to the College Football Playoff
Exatlon
Exatlon
Destino Deporte
Destino Deporte
Battle Dome
Battle Dome
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
Being: Mike Tyson
Being: Mike Tyson
Post Radical
Post Radical
Out There
Out There
Bringing Up Ballers
Bringing Up Ballers
College Basketball Live
College Basketball Live
SWAC Championship Game
SWAC Championship Game
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
Saturday College Football
Saturday College Football
Big Ten Football Championship Game
Big Ten Football Championship Game
Setup
Setup
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup
All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
English Premier League Match of the Day
English Premier League Match of the Day
AT&T Cotton Bowl
AT&T Cotton Bowl
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
College Volleyball
College Volleyball
ITV Racing
ITV Racing
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Basketball
Basketball
ABC College Football
ABC College Football
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
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