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
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
30 For 30
30 For 30
Bringing Up Ballers
Bringing Up Ballers
Basketball
Basketball
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
A Football Life
A Football Life
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Hunted (2017)
Hunted (2017)
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
HBO Boxing
Haikyu!!
Wait 'Til Next Year
Slam Dunk
Counting Cars
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
NASCAR Now
The Gabby Douglas Story
A Season With
IMPACT Wrestling
All Access
ESPN Films
The New and Improved DX
College Basketball Live
WWE SmackDown!
Monster Jam
UFC Unleashed
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Cheer Perfection
WWE WrestleMania 29
WWE WrestleMania 30
Nine for IX
Strangers In Danger
Crashletes
UND Hockey
ESPN
CBS Sports
UEFA Champions League
AMA Supercross
Premier League Live
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - March Madness
The Hustlers
4th and Long
The Pecos League
NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying
Fox Sports Live
Major League Fishing
Two-A-Days
Best of WWE Monday Night Raw
Curling
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Dangerous Waters
A Season with Florida State Football
ACC Championship Game
MotoGP
El Clasico
King of the Cage
Bracketology
Inside the NFL
Soccer Shrines
Out There
Formula One Racing
Olbermann
Match of the Day
Being
Ring of Honor Wrestling
WWE 205 Live
College Football on SEC Network
High School Baseball
WWE WrestleMania 28
Match of the Day 2
SEC Championship Game
Hard Knocks
Setup
Hot Rod TV
24/7
Fox Sports
NBA Games of the Year
Destino Deporte
Clean Break
Pure Stock
The Underdogs
WWE Main Event
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
New York Mets
NFL On FOX
Sports Dads
Football Heroes
The Lighter Side of Sports