Sports TV Shows

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.

The Challenge
The Challenge
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
30 For 30
30 For 30
HAIKYU!! 3rd Season
HAIKYU!! 3rd Season
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Ballers
Ballers
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Baki
Baki
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
MeatEater
MeatEater
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
All or Nothing: Manchester City
All or Nothing: Manchester City
Spinning Out
Spinning Out
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Riding Shotgun
Riding Shotgun
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Hard Knocks
Hard Knocks
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Kingdom (US)
Kingdom (US)
Cheer
Cheer
Eyeshield 21
Eyeshield 21
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Ping Pong: The Animation
Ping Pong: The Animation
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite
All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite
Bon Voyage
Bon Voyage
WWE Survivor Series
WWE Survivor Series
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Fastest Car
Fastest Car
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Being: Mike Tyson
Being: Mike Tyson
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
College Football Live
College Football Live
Crashletes
Crashletes
SEC Storied
SEC Storied
The Last Shot
The Last Shot
The Rose Bowl Game
The Rose Bowl Game
Epicly Later'd
Epicly Later'd
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
AMA Supercross
AMA Supercross
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
Glory Kickboxing
Glory Kickboxing
Sunday Night Football
Sunday Night Football
King of the Road
King of the Road
American Guns
American Guns
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
Holey Moley
Holey Moley
Hunted (2017)
Hunted (2017)
The Wrestlers
The Wrestlers
Inside College Football
Inside College Football
Holiday Bowl
Holiday Bowl
Outback Bowl
Outback Bowl
NFL Thursday Night Football
NFL Thursday Night Football
The Dunk King
The Dunk King
GrayStillPlays
GrayStillPlays
4th and Loud
4th and Loud
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Ring of Honor Wrestling
NBA Basketball
NBA Basketball
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
FOX High School Football
FOX High School Football
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
Belk Bowl
Belk Bowl
A Football Life
A Football Life
El Clasico
El Clasico
Dark Side of the Ring
Dark Side of the Ring
Proof
Proof
Caribbean Workout
Caribbean Workout
Twenty Twelve
Twenty Twelve
24/7
24/7
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
Battle Dome
Battle Dome
The Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League
Chasing Tail
Chasing Tail
The Haney Project
The Haney Project
NCAA Football
NCAA Football
ESPN
ESPN
Exatlon
Exatlon
BCS National Championship
BCS National Championship
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Shut Up and Dribble
Shut Up and Dribble
All Access
All Access
English Premier League Soccer
English Premier League Soccer