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.

About This Genre
The Challenge
The Challenge
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Ballers
Ballers
30 For 30
30 For 30
All or Nothing: Manchester City
All or Nothing: Manchester City
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
MeatEater
MeatEater
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Warriors of Liberty City
Warriors of Liberty City
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
A Season with Florida State Football
A Season with Florida State Football
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Being Serena
Being Serena
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Profiles
Profiles
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Legacy: Bob Hurley
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
Kingdom (US)
Kingdom (US)
UFC PPV Events
UFC PPV Events
A Football Life
A Football Life
American Guns
American Guns
Pistorius
Pistorius
Hunted (2017)
Hunted (2017)
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
NFL Football Fanatic
NFL Football Fanatic
ESPN
ESPN
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
Team Ninja Warrior
Team Ninja Warrior
NHRA Drag Racing
NHRA Drag Racing
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Major League Baseball On TBS
Major League Baseball On TBS
UFC: Fight of the Night
UFC: Fight of the Night
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
UFC 223: Khabib vs Iaquinta
UFC 223: Khabib vs Iaquinta
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
AMA Supercross
AMA Supercross
WWE Goldberg The Ultimate Collection
WWE Goldberg The Ultimate Collection
American Gladiators
American Gladiators
4th and Long
4th and Long
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
NFL Replay
NFL Replay
The Contender
The Contender
King of the Road
King of the Road
NBA
NBA
UFC Tonight
UFC Tonight
The New and Improved DX
The New and Improved DX
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Game of the Week
Game of the Week
ITV Racing
ITV Racing
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
Monday Night Countdown
Monday Night Countdown
NASCAR Now
NASCAR Now
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
Boca Juniors Confidential
Boca Juniors Confidential
World Boxing Super Series
World Boxing Super Series
AT&T Cotton Bowl
AT&T Cotton Bowl
Top 25 College Football Games
Top 25 College Football Games
Enjoy
Enjoy
NBA on NBA TV
NBA on NBA TV
Cheer
Cheer
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
Monster Jam
Monster Jam
All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
Ninja Warrior
Ninja Warrior
Fox Sports
Fox Sports
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
Pac-12 College Football
Pac-12 College Football
E:60
E:60
Setup
Setup
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
ESPN College Football Saturday Primetime
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View