Running a website like the theTVaddict.com means I spend far too much time online in an attempt to keep up with what’s going on in the world of television. Subsequently, one thing I’ve learned this year is that SUPERNATURAL fans are insanely dedicated, much to my continued amazement — ONE TREE HILL has a vibrant internet fanbase and GILMORE GIRLS is on its last legs (or so I thought).
Yesterday, E! Online’s Kristin announced the winners of her annual SAVE ONE SHOW campaign. Fans across the globe (or perhaps just myself) were shocked to learn that GILMORE GIRLS and VERONICA MARS took the top prize (apparently this year we’re trying to save TWO show). While VERONICA MARS comes as no surprise, apparently I was under the mistaken impression that GILMORE GIRLS’ fans were in general, tired of the show’s direction and ready for it to end with a Luke and Lorelai happy ending. Do GILMORE fans not get that the shows return really doesn’t hinge on fan support and if we’re to believe the rampant speculation, an eighth season lies soley in the hands of stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.
Conversely, shows like SUPERNATURAL and ONE TREE HILL, while not as popular in terms of total viewers, are comprised of a younger, more internet savvy audience. Thus my surprise as to their poor showings in Kristin’s poll.
While I have no doubt Kristin’s poll is completely and 100% legitimate. Take a look at the comparison between Kristin’s poll and theTVaddict.com’s. Obviously, theTVaddict.com’s sample is far smaller, but I feel it gives a more accurate representation of what shows truly should be saved.
|Kristin’s Poll||theTVaddict’s Poll|
|Veronica Mars||Veronica Mars|
|One Tree Hill||Friday Night Lights|
|Studio 60||One Tree Hill|
|Friday Night Lights||How I Met Your Mother|
|How I Met Your Mother||Studio 60|
|What About Brian||Jericho|