For nearly a decade, professional creative geniuses Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage have amazed and delighted live and TV audiences by testing the validity of popular myths, often using themselves as guinea pigs. From the explosive nature of Mentos candies in Diet Coke to the realism of movie stunts — and every tantalizingly destructive thing in between — the comically congenial MythBusters truly do make science fun, whether you’re a nerd or otherwise.
MythBusters airs Sunday nights at 8/7CT on Discovery Channel.
Best Nerd Show — Winner: MythBusters
Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman/Science 16%
Top Gear/BBC America 16%
Modern Marvels/H2 11%
Attack of the Show/G4 10%
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Channel Guide Magazine, the only monthly print and online publication dedicated to making finding what to watch on TV fast and entertaining, published the ballot for its first-annual Viewer’s Voice Awards in August 2012. Fans across the country cast their votes for the best and worst in cable TV in a variety of unusual categories.
Mythbusters photo: Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy