The Nominations process for May Madness III generated 180+ Characters and about 50 TV shows.
So there was some voting going on to decide out of the 55 TV shows (I had to fill in the last few to round out the list) what their seeding would be for the 64 Show Bracket tournament.
The leader of the voting was The CW "Beauty And The Beast". The HBO hit "Game Of Thrones" came in 2nd & "Criminal Minds" was 3rd. With all the shows guaranteed a spot, some fan bases maybe didn't feel an urgency to vote, and because of that, their favorites are going to be taking on some of the more serious contenders. "Davinci's Demons", "Family Guy" & "Mad Men" all failed to get 40 votes each & thus will be competing against some of the top ranked shows in round 1.
The complete list of all 55 shows scores are below.
They have been placed in brackets (to accommodate a theme wherever possible some shows have moved up or down a maximum 5 spots). The TV show May madness groups are set & ready to go......but first.
The TV Characters side of the draw had a lot more on the line. With 180 + challengers for only 46 spots, there was going to be a lot of fighting to get these spots.
22 Groups were created, with 8 to 10 challengers in each group. The winner of each group was guaranteed a spot in the round of 64.
Runner ups that managed at least 500 votes, or at least 20% of the groups votes also advanced to the tournament.
To decide the final 16 spots, there is going to be a secondary vote, split into a mens & womens groupings. The top 6 in each group will make it to the tourney, along with the next 4 highest totals from both groups combined.
Here is the guaranteed spot winners.
GROUP WINNERS (in order of total votes)
Carol Peletier "The Walking Dead" 2518
Sam Winchester "Supernatural 2368
Jake Doyle "Republic Of Doyle" 1511
Bo Dennis "Lost Girl" 1324
Rebekah Mikaelson "The Originals" 1020
Melinda May "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." 1017
Nathan Wournos "Haven" 954
Carlton Lassiter "Psych" 821
Felicity Smoak "Arrow" 544
Rumplestiltskin "Once Upon A Time" 443
Spencer Reid "Criminal Minds" 429
Sherlock Holmes "Sherlock" 386
Tyrion Lannister "Game Of Thrones" 375
Annie Edison "Community" 337
Jasmine Garza "Continuum" 305
The Doctor "Doctor Who" 267
Patrick Jane "The Mentalist" 264
Michael Westen "Burn Notice' 224
Sarah Manning "Orphan Black" 217
Raymond Reddington "The Blacklist" 175
Barry Goldberg "The Goldbergs" 131
Jake Peralta "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 106
RUNNER UPS (with qualified standards 500 votes or 20% of groups votes)
Vincent Keller "Beauty And The Beast" 2055
Crystal "Lost Girl" 777
Jemma Simmons "Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." 761
Oliver Queen "Arrow" 503
Astrid Poulson "Arctic Air" 418 - 27.61%
Belle "Once Upon A Time" 379 - 22.9%
John Watson "Sherlock" 297 - 20.26%
Audrey Parker "Haven" 477 - 20.1%
The entire list of results are on the images below. Each groups vote totals show. Winners & Advancers are stated.
Challengers that advanced to the vote off for the final 16 spots are shown by an X beside their scores.
The TV Show Brackets will be posted later today or tomorrow HERE
This will also be where all voting will take place.
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