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
All Access
All Access
The Challenge
The Challenge
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
NBA All-Star Game
NBA All-Star Game
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Inside the NFL
Inside the NFL
30 For 30
30 For 30
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Grand Prix Driver
Grand Prix Driver
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
E:60
E:60
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Lucha Underground
Lucha Underground
Coach Snoop
Coach Snoop
Counting Cars
Counting Cars
Slam Dunk
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Wait 'Til Next Year
Bellator MMA Live
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
The Ultimate Fighter
WWE SmackDown!
Cheer Perfection
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
IMPACT Wrestling
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
ESPN Films
Kart Life
Crashletes
Being: Mike Tyson
NBA Finals
Friday Night Tykes
Showtime Championship Boxing: Groves vs Sierra
Team Ninja Warrior
American Guns
Strangers In Danger
Haikyu!!
Lost and Found
The Dunk King
Cheer
The Last Shot
Phenomenal Finishes UFC
WWE Royal Rumble
Showtime Championship Boxing: Jack vs. DeGale
Basketball
PyeongChang 2018: XXIII Olympic Winter Games
UEFA Champions League on FOX
Major League Fishing
Two-A-Days
The Gabby Douglas Story
Curling
Total Bellas
Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Klitschko
NBA Games of the Year
Prime 9
Jillian Michaels: Killer Abs
ESPN
Celebrity Bowling
Premier League Live
A Football Life
NBA
Monster Jam
ARCA Racing Series
AMA Supercross
NASCAR Now
NBA on TNT
Being
College Basketball Live
Best of WWE Monday Night Raw
Fox Sports Live
Football Heroes
SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition: Benavidez vs. Gavril
Greatest Forum Fights
The Aftermath
Creepy Fingers
Young Guns of Racing
Destino Deporte
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
The Lighter Side of Sports
The Smoking Tire
Showtime Boxing International: Linares vs. Crolla II
Dangerous Waters
Hot Rod TV
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
In Their Own Words (2004)
Fearless
Hit the Ice
Black Magic
Untracked
Showtime Championship Boxing: Lara vs. Gausha
Premier League
XTreme Video
Match of the Day 2
Showtime Championship Boxing: Joshua vs. Takam
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