This is becoming an increasingly crowded category (and we even could have had an entire “Swamp” show category itself), but Swamp People — one of the original series devoted to following a subculture of folks living and working down in the bayou — remains your favorite. As the series aired its third season this year, it had some incredible ups and downs — from hitting the national stage in a “Swamperbowl” commercial during the Super Bowl, to experiencing the heartbreaking loss of star Mitchell Guist in May. Fans like you were there with them for all the highs and lows.
Best Redneck Series — Winner: Swamp People
Duck Dynasty/A&E 20%
Call of the Wildman (Turtleman)/Animal Planet 16%
Hillbilly Handfishin’/Animal Planet 14%
Rattlesnake Republic/Animal Planet 6%
Rocket City Rednecks/NGC 5%
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.
Swamp People photo: Credit: History Channel