The 2017 Best Of TV Awards winner in the category of Favorite TV Program is - LUCIFER (FOX)
This years winner for Favorite TV Program is Lucifer, giving them their 1st award in this category. Lucifer won with 127 votes. This was the shows 2nd consecutive finals appearance, finishing 4th last year. For a show named after the Devil himself, you expect a lot of bad behaviour, and Lucifer delivers. This past year saw a will they wont they relationship with the shows lead continue on, while he tries to figure out why he suddenly doesnt have his trademark devil face, and has his wings back. It saw his brother Amenadiel stuck in the middle of a love/friend triangle with Dr. Martin & Mazikeen. It added new interesting characters including Cain & a repackaged Charlotte Richards. While still finding things for Dan Espinoza, Ella Lopez & Trixie Decker to do in the stories to endear them to the fans as well.
Runner Up was recently canceled Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency with 90 votes. Perhaps if these awards were 3 months sooner, or the show premiered 3 months later, then Netflix & BBC America would have seen how loved the show was with its fans.
Third was 3X winner in this category Supernatural with 41 votes.Despite cleaning up in several other categories this year, the SPN fans missed this category almost completely.
2014 Winner Arrow was in 4th with 34 votes in their 6th consecutive finals appearance (11th, 3rd, 1st, 3rd, 11th). The Blacklist was 5th with 28 votes in their 2nd consecutive finals appearance. Vastly improving on their 15th place finish last year.
Timeless & Wynonna Earp tied for 6th with 22 votes. This was Timeless first finals, and Wynonna Earps 2nd consecutive, improving on their 13th place finish last year. The Flash was 8th with 19 votes, slipping slightly in their 4th consecutive finals appearance (7th, 5th, 12th). Supergirl was 9th with 16 votes in their 1st finals appearance..Sherlock was 10th with 15 votes. This was their 2nd finals appearance, the other coming back in 2014 when they finished 7th.
1st - LUCIFER (FOX) 127
2nd - DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY (BBC AMERICA/NETFLIX) 90
3rd - SUPERNATURAL (CW) 41
4th - Arrow (CW) 34
5th - The Blacklist (NBC) 28
6th - Timeless (NBC) 22
6th - Wynonna Earp (SYFY) 22
8th - The Flash (CW) 19
9th - Supergirl (CW) 16
10th - Sherlock (BBC) 15
11th - iZombie (CW) 13
12th - Agents Of SHIELD (ABC) 12
12th - This Is Us (NBC) 12
14th - Game Of Thrones (HBO) 10
15th - Doctor Who (BBC) 9
15th - Legends Of Tomorrow (CW) 9
17th - Stranger Things (NETFLIX) 8
17th - The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8
17th - The Good Doctor (ABC) 8
20th - Gotham (FOX) 6
21st - Brooklyn Nine Nine (FOX) 5
Lucifer winning total of 127 is the lowest total for a winner, breaking the previous record of 641 by Supernatural last year. Their margin of victory of 37 also beats the old record, held by Supernatural in 2013 beating Lost Girl by 110. Besides Dirk Gently, there was a few other first time finalists. Timeless 6th, Supergirl 9th, This Is Us 12th, Legends Of Tomorrow 15th, The Good Doctor 17th, Gotham 20th, Brooklyn Nine Nine 21st all made the finals for the first time. Brooklyn Nine Nine becomes the only other sitcom, besides The Big Bang Theory, to make the finals in the 6 years of this category. Four of last years top 6, including 2nd & 3rd, did not make this years finals. With Person of Interest & Grimm both ending, The Walking Dead & Once Upon A Time still active, but missed the finals. Three shows, Supernatural, Arrow, Game Of Thrones have made every finals in this category.
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