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
The Challenge
The Challenge
30 For 30
30 For 30
All Access
All Access
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
A Football Life
A Football Life
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Being
Being
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The New and Improved DX
The New and Improved DX
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Cheer
Inside the NFL
Haikyu!!
Army-Navy Game
Wicked Tuna
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Heartland Bowhunter
Bellator MMA Live
Lucha Underground
WWE Undertaker: The Streak
Riding Shotgun
Cheer Perfection
Epicly Later'd
Out There
College Volleyball
ESPN
SEC Championship Game
SWAC Championship Game
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
Basketball
ACC Championship Game
Strangers In Danger
NBA Finals
Ping Pong: The Animation
ESPN Films
Counting Cars
The Last Shot
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Bringing Up Ballers
Team Ninja Warrior
Two-A-Days
Hot Rod TV
Hard Knocks
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
NASCAR Awards Ceremony
Premier League Live
IMPACT Wrestling
The Gabby Douglas Story
NFL Replay
Dangerous Waters
WWE: Tribute To The Troops
Clean Break
Volvo Ocean Race
Celebration Bowl
A Season With
King of the Cage
Curling
24/7
HBO Boxing
UFC Tonight
A Season with Florida State Football
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
Slam Dunk
Inside the NBA
Total Bellas
E:60
WWE Pay-Per-View
Match of the Day
UND Hockey
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Major League Fishing
Football Heroes
NBA Games of the Year
Lost and Found
Greatest Forum Fights
The Aftermath
Young Guns of Racing
Prime 9
Destino Deporte
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
The Lighter Side of Sports
The Smoking Tire
The Crush With Lee and Tiffany
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
College Basketball Live
In Their Own Words (2004)
Fearless
Hit the Ice
Black Magic
FOX High School Football