Miss Bialik winning this was actually a pleasant shock to me. I had a write up for Kaley Cuoco all prepared. While I love seeing Kaley on my screen every week, and even think she is exceptional in the role, I actually think Mayim is the better actress on the show and was sincerely pleased to see most of you agreed this year. The brilliant & sexually frustrated girlfriend of socially awkward super genius Sheldon Cooper, Amy Farrah Fowler is 1 of the most complex and confusing characters on TV & it is hard to think anyone but Mayim doing the role now. She ended up nudging out her cast mate & defending champ. While lots of the winners seemed to generate their support from Twitter, her success seemed to come from TBBT fans on Tumblr. The "New Girl" to the finals Zooey Deschanel squeezed into 3rd ahead of last years runner up Jane Lynch of "Glee". Maggie Lawson of "Psych" manages to make the finals for a 2nd year in a row, finishing 5th this time.
Mayim Bialik beat runner up Kaley Cuoco by only 12 votes, 3rd place Zoeey Deschanel was 88 votes back of the runner up. 4th place Jane Lynch of "Glee" was 23 votes back of 3rd and 14 ahead of the 5th place Maggie Lawson of "Psych".
This is the 2nd consecutive win for an actress from The Big Bang Theory. Mayim Bialik beats out last years winner, her cast mate Kaley Cuoco. Zoeey Deschanel was the only finalist this year not to be in last years finals. The 12 vote margain of victory is the smallest margain this year. The smallest margain of victory ever previous was Best Drama in 2010 when "Dexter" won by 13 votes over "The Vampire Diaries".
Final vote totals
Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory" 217
Kaley Cuoco "The Big Bang Theory" 205
Zooey Deschanel "New Girl" 117
Jane Lynch "Glee" 94
Maggie Lawson "Psych" 80