The Best New Program of 2011 as voted by you the fans was.. Once Upon A Time.
This fall ABC introducred families to a new spin on classic fairy tales. Once Upon A Time, the double world show based around the fairy tale world, and a small town in Maine called "Storybrooke" where all the classic fairy tale characters are trapped, with no recollection of who they are has generated lots of buzz amongst the public & TV critics. With a seemingly endless line of stories they can tell (each episode has recently centred on the story & backstory of 1 character or 1 specific fairy tale) the potential for "Once" to go strong for several years is certainly there. ABC cleverly picked a Sunday evening timeslot for the show, giving it a chance to be a ratings star as it appeals to families who are all together on a a weekend evening, and doesnt have to compete for TV viewers in mid-week when more adult aimed programming dominates the airwaves.
"Once Upon A Time" had a comfortable lead in this category from start to finish. The cable hit "Game Of Thrones" was threatening early on to pass Once, but never quite did, eventually settling on 2nd place. The CW supernatural teen drama "The Secret Circle" finished 3rd, ABC drama "Revenge" finished 4th, CBS action/drama "Person Of Interest" finished 5th, despite winning the People's Choice Award in the same category, 6th was AMC's "The Killing", right behind there was "Alphas" in 8th & FOX comedy "Breaking In" rounded out the finalists.
Final vote Results
Once Upon A Time 706
Game Of Thrones 545
The Secret Circle 314
Person Of Interest 197
The Killing 130
Breaking In 91
The finalists for the TV programs in 5 categories have been decided.
Below is a break down of the voting in each category.
Photos of the final vote tallies are at the bottom.
Like last year, the 1st group I went thru had quite low totals. I gotta learn from this, have smaller categories 1st, THEN bigger categories like best shows.... anyways, the results/
BEST ANIMATED (bold = finalist) (vote total - red)
FAMILY GUY 35, FUTURAMA 14, THE SIMPSONS 14, SOUTH PARK 10, BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD 6, PHINEAS & FERB 1 (write in vote), AMERICAN DAD 0, THE CLEVELAND SHOW 0
THE BIG BANG THEORY 26, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER 24, COMMUNITY 21, PARKS AND RECREATION 16, CHILDRENS HOSPITAL 14, 30 ROCK 12, ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA 12, PSYCH 12, GLEE 10, LOUIE 10, COUGAR TOWN 6, BEING ERICA 5, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM 5, MODERN FAMILY 5, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT 1, HAPPY ENDINGS 1 (write in vote), UP ALL NIGHT 1 (write in vote), THE MIDDLE 0
DEXTER 20, CRIMINAL MINDS 17, HOUSE 17, BURN NOTICE 15, LEVERAGE 15, JUSTIFIED 13, GOSSIP GIRL 11, COVERT AFFAIRS 10, BREAKING BAD 9, CASTLE 9, HAWAII FIVE-O 8, BONES 7, FLASHPOINT 7, GREY'S ANATOMY 7, CSI 6, LAW & ORDER SVU 6, SONS OF ANARCHY 6, MAD MEN 6, THE MENTALIST 6, HEARTLAND 4, WHITE COLLAR 4, THE LISTENER 3, BLUE BLOODS 2, NIKITA 2, SUITS 2, BOARDWALK EMPIRE 1, BODY OF PROOF 1, IN PLAIN SIGHT 1, PRIVATE PRACTICE 1
SMALLVILLE 77, SUPERNATURAL 48, FRINGE 28, THE WALKING DEAD 17, SANCTUARY 13, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 13, TRUE BLOOD 10, LOST GIRL 6, EUREKA 2, TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL 1, WAREHOUSE 13 1, DOCTOR WHO (write in vote) 1, BEING HUMAN 0
BEST NEW SHOW
BREAKING IN 931, GAME OF THRONES 344, ONCE UPON A TIME 167, GRIMM 124, THE SECRET CIRCLE 117, PERSON OF INTEREST 106, REVENGE 86, UNFORGETTABLE 79, THE KILLING 77, ALPHAS 69, TERRA NOVA 67, HOMELAND 65, NEW GIRL 46, AMERICAN HORROR STORY 44, BREAKOUT KINGS 44 (write in votes), 2 BROKE GIRLS 40, A GIFTED MAN 35, HELL ON WHEELS 22, UP ALL NIGHT 22, PAN AM 20, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS 18, HARRY'S LAW 15, PRIME SUSPECT 14, WHITNEY 12, FALLING SKIES 10 (Write in votes), HAPPY ENDINGS 10, LUCK 9, CHARLIES ANGELS 6, RINGER 5 (write in votes), HART OF DIXIE 2 (write in votes), PLAYBOY CLUB 1 (write in vote), SUITS 1 (write in vote)
The finalists for actors, actresses and other categories will be coming soon.
The voting for the winners and finalists will start sometime in the 2nd week of November.
I occasionally argue with inanimate objects, but I usually win. So its all good.