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
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns
Friday Night Tykes
Friday Night Tykes
WWE SmackDown!
WWE SmackDown!
A Football Life
A Football Life
All Access
All Access
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
The Ultimate Fighter
The Ultimate Fighter
WWE Raw
WWE Raw
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team
Being
Being
ESPN Films
ESPN Films
Slam Dunk
Slam Dunk
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wicked Tuna
Wicked Tuna
Heartland Bowhunter
Counting Cars
Cheer Perfection
Haikyu!!
Hit The Floor
Inside the NFL
Basketball Wives: LA
Legends of Chamberlain Heights
Strangers In Danger
Out There
King of the Road
SEC Championship Game
ESPN
SWAC Championship Game
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
ACC Championship Game
Cheer
Bellator MMA Live
Baller Wives
WWE WrestleMania 30
Epicly Later'd
NBA Finals
Ping Pong: The Animation
NASCAR Awards Ceremony
Dangerous Waters
Basketball
IMPACT Wrestling
College Volleyball
Two-A-Days
Premier League Live
The Gabby Douglas Story
Hard Knocks
Pac-12 College Football
College Basketball Live
HBO Boxing
All or Nothing: A Season with the Arizona Cardinals
WWE Survivor Series
A Season With
Total Bellas
UFC Tonight
FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
The Crush With Lee and Tiffany
Top 25 College Football Games
WWE Pay-Per-View
FOX High School Football
Match of the Day
UND Hockey
Major League Fishing
Inside the NBA
Football Heroes
NBA Games of the Year
Lost and Found
Greatest Forum Fights
The Aftermath
NFL Replay
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
Young Guns of Racing
Prime 9
Destino Deporte
Gonzaga: The March to Madness
The Lighter Side of Sports
The Smoking Tire
Hot Rod TV
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions
24/7
E:60
In Their Own Words (2004)
Fearless
Hit the Ice
Black Magic
Untracked
Soccer Shrines
Sports Gone Wild
Clean Break
Sports Dads
Xcorps Complete Series Season 1 thru 4
Celebrity Bowling
Personal With Bill Rhoden: Grant & Calvin Hill
Pardon the Interruption
Volvo Ocean Race