The 2017 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Best Action or Drama Program is - Sherlock (BBC)
This years winner for Best Action or Drama Program is Sherlock, giving them their 1st award in this category. Sherlock won with 131 votes. This was only the shows 2nd finals appearance, the last coming in 2014 when it finished 3rd. With a limited run every season, and seasons only coming every 2 years, it is a show many fans often forget about come voting time. Somehow, this year, it bucked that trend and won. With benedict Cumberbatch as the shows lead Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman as John Watson, the show has constantly been an online favorite. But here, because of the time of year the awards go on, it never seems to have managed to get its appreciation here. Mark Gatiss, Louise Brealey, Una Stubbs, and Rupert graves fill out this shows cast. With Amanda Abbington, Lindsay Duncan, Sian Brooke & Andrew Scott as notable guest stars this season.
Runner Up was The Last Tycoon with 110 votes in its first finals appearance.
Third was 2013 & 2014 winner Arrow with 88 votes in its 5th consecutive finals appearance (2nd, 3rd, 1st, 1st)
Hawaii Five-O was in 4th with 62 votes in its 7th consecutive finals appearance (4th, 9th, 10th, 7th, 6th, 8th) . The Blacklist also finished 4th with 62 votes in its first finals appearance since 2015 & 3rd total (5th, 8th)
This Is Us was 6th with 57 votes in its first finals appearance. Criminal Minds was 7th with 51 votes in its 8th consecutive finals appearance (3rd, 8th, 6th, 3rd, 5th, 2nd, 3rd).
1st SHERLOCK (BBC) 131
2nd THE LAST TYCOON (AMAZON) 110
3rd ARROW (CW) 88
4th Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) 62
4th The Blacklist (NBC) 62
6th This Is Us (NBC) 57
7th Criminal Minds (CBS) 51
Sherlock becomes the first show to Win in any Program category that was a finalist in the past, but not a finalist the previous year. With 131 votes, Sherlock becomes the lowest vote total to win in this category, breaking last years record of 180 by Person of Interest. Sherlock wins the first award for BBC (BBC America, won an award in 2013 for Orphan Black). The Last tycoon becomes the first Show finalist for online streaming service Amazon.
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