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
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
A Season With
A Season With
King of the Road
King of the Road
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
30 For 30
30 For 30
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Being
Being
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
A Football Life
A Football Life
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE: Money in the Bank
Blue Mountain State
WWE Extreme Rules
The Gabby Douglas Story
A Season with Florida State Football
All Access
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
ESPN Films
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Cheer
Hard Knocks
Team Ninja Warrior
The Dunk King
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
4th and Long
Wait 'Til Next Year
Bringing Up Ballers
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
60 Minutes Sports
Basketball
US Open
Counting Cars
Caribbean Workout
Cheer Perfection
WWE WrestleMania 29
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Hunted (2017)
The Pecos League
IMPACT Wrestling
Two-A-Days
Hot Rod TV
WWE SmackDown!
US Open Golf
NASCAR Now
NBA
Hajime no Ippo (Fighting Spirit)
Lucas Oil AMA Motocross
Kingdom
Pardon the Interruption
ESPN
American Gladiators
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
Formula One Racing
Who Is...
Diamond League
MotoGP
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
UFC Fight Night
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Royal Rumble
Highly Questionable
International Isle of Man TT Race
AMA Motocross
Total Bellas
Football Heroes
NBA Games of the Year
College Baseball Live
Greatest Forum Fights
Young Guns of Racing
Prime 9
Destino Deporte
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
Rome
The Lighter Side of Sports
The Smoking Tire
Baseball Tonight
Dangerous Waters
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
Hit the Ice
Black Magic
Untracked
Soccer Shrines
Sports Gone Wild
Clean Break
Sports Dads
Out There
Xcorps Complete Series Season 1 thru 4
Around the Horn
Profiles
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