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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The Challenge
The Challenge
30 For 30
30 For 30
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
All or Nothing: Manchester City
All or Nothing: Manchester City
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Total Bellas
Total Bellas
A Season With
A Season With
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Ballers
Ballers
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
MeatEater
MeatEater
Warriors of Liberty City
Warriors of Liberty City
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
King of the Road
King of the Road
Being Serena
Being Serena
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Legacy: Bob Hurley
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Profiles
Profiles
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Basketball
Basketball
A Football Life
A Football Life
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Behind The Mask
Behind The Mask
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
All Access
All Access
The New and Improved DX
The New and Improved DX
WWE WrestleMania 30
WWE WrestleMania 30
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
Ping Pong: The Animation
Ping Pong: The Animation
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Strangers In Danger
Strangers In Danger
Double The Fist
Double The Fist
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Being: Mike Tyson
Being: Mike Tyson
American Guns
American Guns
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Great Ride Open
The Great Ride Open
SEC Storied
SEC Storied
Shawn Michaels: Mr WrestleMania
Shawn Michaels: Mr WrestleMania
Crashletes
Crashletes
WWE: The Best of Raw and Smackdown
WWE: The Best of Raw and Smackdown
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
WWE Main Event
WWE Main Event
The Rose Bowl Game
The Rose Bowl Game
AMA Supercross
AMA Supercross
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
NBA Playoffs, Early Round Classics
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
4th and Long
4th and Long
Down Days
Down Days
HAIKYU!! 3rd Season
HAIKYU!! 3rd Season
The Last Shot
The Last Shot
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
The Pecos League
The Pecos League
WWE 205 Live
WWE 205 Live
ESPN
ESPN
Golf Channel Academy: Padraig Harrington
Golf Channel Academy: Padraig Harrington
Countdown to UFC
Countdown to UFC
Race Night at Bowman Gray
Race Night at Bowman Gray
Best Shot
Best Shot
WWE: WrestleMania XXVIII
WWE: WrestleMania XXVIII
Casino Confidential
Casino Confidential
30 for 30: Personal Stories
30 for 30: Personal Stories
Skateboard Street League
Skateboard Street League
FedExCup Playoffs
FedExCup Playoffs
XTreme Video
XTreme Video
Pretty. Strong.
Pretty. Strong.
UFC Main Event
UFC Main Event
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America
The Ultimate Fighter Latin America
Snowboard Diaries
Snowboard Diaries
BCS National Championship
BCS National Championship
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
Team Ninja Warrior
Team Ninja Warrior
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley
The Fight Game with Jim Lampley
Altered Course
Altered Course
Twenty Twelve
Twenty Twelve
WWE Superstar Collection: Sheamus
WWE Superstar Collection: Sheamus
Tip to Tail
Tip to Tail
Epicly Later'd
Epicly Later'd
Formula Drift
Formula Drift
NBA
NBA
AT&T Cotton Bowl
AT&T Cotton Bowl
UFC Fight Night
UFC Fight Night
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Allstate Sugar Bowl
Allstate Sugar Bowl