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
30 For 30
30 For 30
The Challenge
The Challenge
All Access
All Access
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
A Football Life
A Football Life
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Haikyu!!
Haikyu!!
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Kingdom (US)
Slam Dunk
Wicked Tuna
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Baller Wives
Total Bellas
King of the Road
Heartland Bowhunter
NFL Thursday Night Football
Caribbean Workout
Bringing Up Ballers
ESPN
Inside the NFL
Monday Night Football
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
MeatEater
Epicly Later'd
24/7
NASCAR Now
Fearless
UFC Fights
Basketball
A Season With
IMPACT Wrestling
Sunday Night Football
Bellator MMA Live
PBR World Finals
WWE SmackDown!
Notre Dame
College Basketball Live
UFC Tonight
Formula One Racing
Volvo Ocean Race
Destino Deporte
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
Fox Sports Live
Being
College Volleyball
Hard Knocks
College Football Live
Fight Night
MotoGP
UFC Fight Night
Two-A-Days
Counting Cars
Saturday College Football
Inside the NBA
Barclays Premier League
Poker After Dark
NCAA Football
NFL on CBS
BYU Football
UND Hockey
NFL GameDay
Fox Sports
Football Heroes
NBA Games of the Year
Greatest Forum Fights
NFL Replay
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Young Guns of Racing
Prime 9
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
The Lighter Side of Sports
The Smoking Tire
The Crush With Lee and Tiffany
Hot Rod TV
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
In Their Own Words (2004)
WWE Pay-Per-View
Hit the Ice
Untracked
Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series Racing
Prince of Tennis
Soccer Shrines
Sports Gone Wild
Clean Break
Sports Dads
Out There
Xcorps Complete Series Season 1 thru 4