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
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Challenge
The Challenge
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Dangerous Waters
Dangerous Waters
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Royal Rumble
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
NBA Finals
NBA Finals
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
NBA All-Star Game
Friday Night Tykes
All Access
Best Ranger Competition
NBA on TNT
The Pecos League
IMPACT Wrestling
Boston Marathon
Epicly Later'd
Counting Cars
Strangers In Danger
Eyeshield 21
American Guns
Cheer
Being: Liverpool
Fight Master: Bellator MMA
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Showtime Championship Boxing: Broner vs. Granados
WWE WrestleMania 30
NBA Tonight
ESPN
Total Bellas
Hard Knocks
NBA
Formula One Racing
WWE SmackDown!
Fastest Car
Chris Webber's Full Court Pranks
The Ultimate Fighter Nations
WWE Best PPV Matches
The Drone Racing League
Crashletes
MotoGP
Best of WWE Monday Night Raw
WWE Pay-Per-View on WWE Network
E:60
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
UFC Fight Night
In Their Own Words (2004)
AMA Supercross
SCB: Mares vs. Ponce De Leon
A Football Life
A Season With
Philadelphia Phillies
WWE Pay-Per-View
Pardon the Interruption
Ring of Honor Wrestling
Highly Questionable
Curling
WrestleMania Rewind
UFC on FOX
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Wait 'Til Next Year
WWE WrestleMania 29
Volvo Ocean Race
Inside the NBA
30 For 30
NBA on NBA TV
Ready
Premier League Live
The ESPY Awards
Formula One Qualifying
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Prime 9
Destino Deporte
UEFA Champions League
The Lighter Side of Sports
American Gladiators
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
Draft Academy
Cheer Perfection
ESPN FC
Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL
Sports Dads
The Extremists
UFC 223: Khabib vs Iaquinta
Major League Fishing
WWE: WrestleMania XXVIII
All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines
Basketball