The 2017 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Best New TV Program is - The Good Doctor (ABC)
This years winner for Best New Program is The Good Doctor, giving them their 1st award. This gives ABC their 5th program award in the BOTVA history. They won with 45 votes. The Good Doctor focuses around Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism (Freddie Highmore) learning how to be a doctor, and how to just deal with the complicated everyday human emotions of everyone else. The show also features Richard Schiff, Hill Harper, Beau Garrett, Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas, Chuku Modu & Tamlyn Tomita.
Runner Up was 13 Reason Why with 38 votes. The serious drama about a teens suicide was one of 2017s most polarizing shows, getting equal amounts of hate & love from the public & critics for its subject matter.
Third was The Punisher with 32 votes. The most recent in the Marvel Netflix anti-hero roster dealt with a plethora of real life issues like PTSD of soldiers, while still making it a top quality anti-hero show..
Riverdale was in 4th with 30 votes. Young Sheldon was 5th with 27 votes.
The Handmaid's Tale was 6th with 25 votes. The Gifted was 7th with 21 votes. Star Trek Discovery was 8th with 19 votes. Big Little Lies was 9th with 16 votes. S.W.A.T. was 10th with 15 votes.
1st - THE GOOD DOCTOR (ABC) 45
2nd - 13 REASONS WHY (NETFLIX) 38
3rd - THE PUNISHER (NETFLIX) 32
4th - Riverdale (CW) 30
5th - Young Sheldon (CBS) 27
6th - The Handmaids Tale (HULU) 25
7th - The Gifted (FOX) 21
8th - Star Trek Discovery (CBS) 19
9th - Big Little Lies (HBO) 16
10th - S.W.A.T. (CBS) 15
With 45 votes The Good Doctor becomes the lowest winning vote total in the category history, breaking last years winner Timeless total of 224 votes. It is also the lowest winning vote total in any category to date. This is the first win for an ABC program since Forever won Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Program in 2015, and it is the first win for ABC in this category since 2011 when Once Upon A Time won.
To see all the 8th annual BOTVA winners this year HERE
To see all of the all time winners you can find them HERE
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