The granddaddy of the modern incarnation of the popular fascination with ghosts and the paranormal on the television still remains the most popular with fans, as Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, now in its eight season, won this category with by a frighteningly large margin. Even following the departure of longtime Ghost Hunter Grant Wilson in May, the show maintains its strong fan base, and has recently begun a string of Southern-theme episodes where the team looks for spirits below the Mason-Dixon Line. It looks like it will be a while before viewers give up the ghost on the TAPS team!
New episodes of Ghost Hunters air Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy.
Best Paranormal Series — Winner: Ghost Hunters
Ghost Adventures/Travel Channel 20%
Celebrity Ghost Stories/Biography 18%
Long Island Medium/TLC 18%
School Spirits/Syfy 9%
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.
Ghost Hunters photo: © David Drebbin/SCI FI Channel