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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Being Serena
Being Serena
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Ballers
Ballers
The Challenge
The Challenge
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
All Access
All Access
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Black Magic
Black Magic
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
SEC Storied
SEC Storied
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
Sports Jeopardy
Sports Jeopardy
The Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League
ESPN
ESPN
Chris Webber's Full Court Pranks
Chris Webber's Full Court Pranks
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
The Last Shot
The Last Shot
El Clasico
El Clasico
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
Basketball
Basketball
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
American Gladiators
American Gladiators
Fearless
Fearless
NBA
NBA
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Grudge Race
Grudge Race
All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines
All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines
All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys
All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Formula One Racing
Formula One Racing
Total Bellas
Total Bellas
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
WNBA Basketball
WNBA Basketball
Hot Rod TV
Hot Rod TV
Untracked
Untracked
XTreme Video
XTreme Video
Hot Yoga for Beginners
Hot Yoga for Beginners
Pardon the Interruption
Pardon the Interruption
Showtime Championship Boxing: Wilder vs. Stiverne II
Showtime Championship Boxing: Wilder vs. Stiverne II
SCB: Tarver vs. Woods
SCB: Tarver vs. Woods
A Season With
A Season With
NBA on TNT
NBA on TNT
WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Pay-Per-View
Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race
HBO Boxing
HBO Boxing
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Formula One Qualifying
Formula One Qualifying
The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby
Baseball Tonight
Baseball Tonight
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Inside the NBA
Inside the NBA
Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Klitschko
Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Klitschko
Football Heroes
Football Heroes
NBA Games of the Year
NBA Games of the Year
SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition: Benavidez vs. Gavril
SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition: Benavidez vs. Gavril
Greatest Forum Fights
Greatest Forum Fights
The Aftermath
The Aftermath
Creepy Fingers
Creepy Fingers
Young Guns of Racing
Young Guns of Racing
NFL Films Presents
NFL Films Presents
Prime 9
Prime 9
Destino Deporte
Destino Deporte
The Lighter Side of Sports
The Lighter Side of Sports
The Smoking Tire
The Smoking Tire
Showtime Boxing International: Linares vs. Crolla II
Showtime Boxing International: Linares vs. Crolla II
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
In Their Own Words (2004)
In Their Own Words (2004)
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
Hit the Ice
Hit the Ice
30 For 30
30 For 30
Showtime Championship Boxing: Lara vs. Gausha
Showtime Championship Boxing: Lara vs. Gausha
AMA Supercross
AMA Supercross
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Takam
Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Takam
Lingerie Football League
Lingerie Football League
SCB: Mares vs. Ponce De Leon
SCB: Mares vs. Ponce De Leon
Sports Gone Wild
Sports Gone Wild