All month long, you’ve been voting on our CarterMatt Best of 2013 series for television’s best and brightest of the year, and we’re thrilled to be here today to reveal the results of your votes!
But, before we get to sharing with you how you voted, here’s a few general comments about the data we saw this time. We received the most votes that we ever have since starting this yearly tradition, and there were thousands upon thousands of votes to go through. That’s of course all thanks to you, who have made our jobs so much fun this year and we love reading your comments and seeing your votes. So cheers to you on a wonderful 2013, and let’s make 2014 even better.
Best Late-Night Escape – Congratulations to “The Colbert Report“! While it wasn’t able to get 50% of the vote, it had a substantial lead over the runners-up in “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”
Best of Daytime – A blowout here. “Ellen” wins Emmys all the time, so we really shouldn’t be shocked that she won this as well with over 54% of the total vote.
Most Underrated Show – This was one of the most-popular categories that we had this year (as it typically is), and it really came down to just two shows. But, “Supernatural“ defeated “Hell on Wheels” by a decent enough margin to take home the prize.
Most Disappointing Show – This was one of the categories with the greatest amount of parity, which probably shows that there were a lot of disappointments this year. But “Big Brother 15” and all of its racist remarks and boring endgame “won” (if you can call it that) in a narrow victory with just 31% of vote over “Dexter” and “American Idol.”
Best New Show – One of our closest categories, as just a few percentage points separated the winner from the runner-up. But “The Blacklist” is victorious, sending Ichabod Crane and “Sleepy Hollow” to second place.
Worst Show of the Year – Another close one, but “The X Factor” managed to pull off being worse than everyone else. “Dexter” was in contention as well, but we imagine that voters must at least be giving it some leeway for at one point being good.
Breakout Star – Great nominees and a great category with tons of votes. But the “Sleepy Hollow” fans were able to beat “The Blacklist” here, as Tom Mison won over Megan Boone as well as some other notable people like Jenna Coleman and Tatiana Maslany.
Favorite Showrunner – This was one of our new categories, and given that not everyone knows showrunners that well, we were blown away by the number of votes. The winner is Julie Plec of “The Vampire Diaries,” with Kurt Sutter of “Sons of Anarchy” coming in a close second.
Best Reality Star – This was the second-most-popular category this year, and also an extremely tight race between three people: Former “Bachelor” Sean Lowe, “Survivor” winner Tyson Apostol, and Marie Mazzocchi from “The Amazing Race.” Sean had the lead early, but Marie (of Tim & Marie) got a late surge from her fans this week that led her to being the winner.
Best Talent-Show Performance – Another good, competitive category. Michelle Chamuel’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” from “The Voice” managed to have enough fans to pull out a victory over Alex & Sierra’s “Say Something,” impressive given that the two just performed the song twice this week.
Best Comedy Actor – The tightest race of the entire bunch. The winner was Max Greenfield from “New Girl,” but literally only THREE VOTES separated him from Rainn Wilson from “The Office.” Amber Tamblyn of “Two and a Half Men” wasn’t that far behind, either.
Best Dramatic Actor – “Sons of Anarchy” fans have long made their presence felt in our year-end polls, and they did so here. Maggie Siff led with 44% of the vote, against some people like Bryan Cranston and Maslany, her win was never in doubt.
Best Fanbase – We had more votes for this category than any other, and it was the category we were most excited about. The #SPNFamily from “Supernatural” won this in a blowout, with nearly 70% of the vote. The only other nominee to even come close was “The Mentalist” with over 10% of fans coming out to show support.
Most Surprising Moment – Carol’s banishment on “The Walking Dead.” This was a nice win for us to see, mostly because voters didn’t go with the predictable route of someone just being killed off.
Show of the Year – Like we said, “Sons of Anarchy“ fans are big on this site … and the show won its second-straight title from the readers! It was fairly close, with the show winning by around 25 votes over “Game of Thrones,” and “Breaking Bad” not that far behind that. Also, “Orphan Black” and “Arrow” had nice showings.
For those curious as to our own personal picks, we’re going to be sharing some of those throughout the next week and a half. So be sure to still bookmark this link, and come back for a few more thoughts throughout the holidays.
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