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
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
A Season With
A Season With
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Legacy: Bob Hurley
Baki
Baki
Ballers
Ballers
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Total Bellas
Total Bellas
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Profiles
Profiles
King of the Road
King of the Road
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
Exatlon
Exatlon
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Warriors of Liberty City
Warriors of Liberty City
Being Serena
Being Serena
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
MeatEater
MeatEater
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
All or Nothing: Manchester City
All or Nothing: Manchester City
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
NBA Western Conference Finals
NBA Western Conference Finals
Crashletes
Crashletes
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Basketball
Basketball
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Being: Mike Tyson
Being: Mike Tyson
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
Shut Up and Dribble
Shut Up and Dribble
Kingdom (US)
Kingdom (US)
Nine for IX
Nine for IX
Football Heroes
Football Heroes
Hunted (2017)
Hunted (2017)
WWE Superstars
WWE Superstars
Showtime Championship Boxing: Russell vs. Escandon
Showtime Championship Boxing: Russell vs. Escandon
Ping Pong: The Animation
Ping Pong: The Animation
Sports Night
Sports Night
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
NBA Games of the Year
NBA Games of the Year
The Hustlers
The Hustlers
Back In The Game
Back In The Game
Flash Finishes: Knockouts
Flash Finishes: Knockouts
Games of Strange
Games of Strange
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
Playing Lessons
Playing Lessons
Cheer
Cheer
Kings of Crash
Kings of Crash
WWE The Attitude Era
WWE The Attitude Era
The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis
UFC: Fight of the Night
UFC: Fight of the Night
Major League Fishing
Major League Fishing
Being: Liverpool
Being: Liverpool
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
Stott Pilates: Golf Series
Stott Pilates: Golf Series
American Guns
American Guns
Double The Fist
Double The Fist
Behind The Mask
Behind The Mask
WWE: Money in the Bank
WWE: Money in the Bank
Bellator MMA Live
Bellator MMA Live
NBA Hardwood Classics
NBA Hardwood Classics
In Depth With Graham Bensinger
In Depth With Graham Bensinger
Black Magic
Black Magic
The New and Improved DX
The New and Improved DX
NASCAR Racing
NASCAR Racing
Premier League Live
Premier League Live
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches
Off the Hook: Extreme Catches
Battle Dome
Battle Dome
4th and Long
4th and Long
Mates in Alaska
Mates in Alaska
4th and Loud
4th and Loud
Camp Woodward
Camp Woodward
The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo
The Adventures of Danny & The Dingo
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans
Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans
Selection Day
Selection Day
World of X Games
World of X Games
NHRA Drag Racing
NHRA Drag Racing
IMPACT Wrestling
IMPACT Wrestling
Strongland
Strongland
On Pace with Pastrana
On Pace with Pastrana
Soccer Shrines
Soccer Shrines
Post Radical
Post Radical
Get Ready for UFC 189
Get Ready for UFC 189
WWE The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
WWE The Best of WWE At Madison Square Garden
Ice Warriors - USA Sled Hockey
Ice Warriors - USA Sled Hockey
UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida
UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida
UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz
UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson
UFC 139: Shogun vs. Henderson