Complete 2012 Channel Guide Magazine’s Viewers Voice Award Winners

Warren Kole as Wes, Michael Ealy as Travis Channel Guide Contributor

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The 2012 Viewers Voice Award Winners

These are the ballot results you’ve been waiting for (let’s forget for just a minute Obama and Romney) — the winners of Channel Guide’s 2012 Viewers Voice Awards. In August we opened the voting polls up to print and online Channel Guide readers, who selected their favorites in a variety of traditional and quirky categories.

While there were no real surprises on the drama front (Mad Men won), we were stunned to see Falling Skies beat out The Walking Dead for Spookiest Series, and Hardcore Pawn top Pawn Stars and American Pickers for Best Pawn Series. We touched base with a few of the winners to get their reactions.
Warren Kole as Wes, Michael Ealy as Travis

Best Cop Show
Common Law/USA Network 60%
The Closer/TNT 14%
Rizzoli & Isles/TNT 9%
Justified/FX 7%
Longmire/A&E 5%
Southland/TNT 5%

Spookiest Series
Falling Skies/TNT 32%
The Walking Dead/AMC 23%
True Blood/HBO 20%
American Horror Story/FX 18%
Being Human/Syfy 7%

Liam McIntyre as Spartacus
Biggest Bad-Ass
Spartacus, Spartacus: Vengeance/Starz 25%
Walter White, Breaking Bad/AMC 21%
Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones/HBO 18%
Jax Teller, Sons of Anarchy/FX 17%
Raylan Givens, Justified/FX 13%
Ben Diamond, Magic City/Starz 4%

Most Obnoxious Political Pundit
Bill O’Reilly/The O’Reilly Factor 41%
Bill Maher/Real Time With Bill Maher 26%
Chris Matthews/Hardball With Chris Matthews 12%
Sean Hannity/Hannity 11%
Keith Olbermann 10%

Abby Lee Miller
Biggest Bitch
Abby Lee Miller/Dance Moms 34%
Amber Portwood/Teen Mom 17%
Chelsea Handler/Chelsea Lately 16%
NeNe Leakes/Real Housewives of Atlanta 14%
Caroline Manzo/Real Housewives of New Jersey 11%
Tracy DiMarco/Jerseylicious 8%

Most Annoying ESPN Anchor
Skip Bayless 24%
Chris Berman 21%
Colin Cowherd 17%
Kenny Mayne 16%
Stephen A. Smith 12%
Lee Corso 10%

My Fair Wedding David Tutera
Best Walk Down The Aisle
My Fair Wedding/WE tv 37%
Say Yes to the Dress/TLC 23%
Bridezillas/WE tv 22%
Four Weddings/TLC 12%
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta/TLC 7%

Best Pawn/Collectible Series
Hardcore Pawn/truTV 34%
Pawn Stars/History 31%
American Pickers/History 22%
Hollywood Treasure/Syfy 9%
Barter Kings/A&E 4%

The cast of Storage Wars
Best Wars Series
Storage Wars/A&E 35%
Cupcake Wars/Food Network 28%
Parking Wars/A&E 10%
Whale Wars/Animal Planet 8%
Swamp Wars/Animal Planet 7%
Shipping Wars/A&E 5%
Craft Wars/TLC 4%
Property Wars/Discovery Channel 3%

Best Culture “Crash Course” On TV
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding/TLC 37%
Sister Wives/TLC 23%
Amish: Out of Order/NGC 22%
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites/NGC 10%
Shahs of Sunset/Bravo 8%

Swamp People
Best Redneck Series
Swamp People/History 39%
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%

Best Adrenaline Junkie Docuseries
Deadliest Catch/Discovery Channel 37%
Ice Road Truckers/History 26%
Storm Chasers/Discovery Channel 22%
Hurricane Hunters/The Weather Channel 8%
Bering Sea Gold/Discovery Channel 4%
Diamond Divers/Spike 4%

Channel Guide Magazine on Hoarders
Most Disturbing Yet Captivating Series
Hoarders/A&E 48%
My Strange Addiction/TLC 24%
Intervention/A&E 14%
True Life/MTV 9%
My Naked Secret/Discovery Fit & Health 5%

Best Period-Piece Drama
Mad Men/AMC 38%
Boardwalk Empire/HBO 27%
Hell on Wheels/AMC 17%
The Borgias/Showtime 12%
Magic City/Starz 9%

Kevin Costner in Hatfields &  McCoys
Best TV Movie/Miniseries
Hatfields & McCoys/History 47%
Political Animals/USA Network 30%
Drew Peterson: Untouchable/Lifetime 14%
Hemingway & Gellhorn/HBO 9%

Best Legal/Political Show
Suits/USA Network 38%
Fairly Legal/USA Network 22%
Franklin & Bash/TNT 21%
Boss/Starz 13%
Veep/HBO 7%

Burn Notice
Best Spy/Espionage Show
Burn Notice/USA Network 38%
White Collar/USA Network 32%
Homeland/Showtime 17%
Covert Affairs/USA Network 14%
Strike Back/Cinemax 2%

Best Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy
Psych/USA Network 38%
Hot in Cleveland/TV Land 30%
Shameless/Showtime 12%
Girls/HBO 10%
Louie/FX 7%
Portlandia/IFC 3%

Ghost Hunters
Best Paranormal Series
Ghost Hunters/Syfy 38%
Ghost Adventures/Travel Channel 20%
Celebrity Ghost Stories/Biography 18%
Long Island Medium/TLC 18%
School Spirits/Syfy 9%

Most Outrageous Program Title
My Strange Addiction: Urine Drinker/TLC 46%
Strange Sex: Adult Breastfeeding/TLC 28%
Mystery Diagnosis: The Baby Who Changed Colors/Discovery Fit & Health 18%
The Search for the Head of John the Baptist/NGC 12%

Eden from Toddlers & Tiaras
Most Extreme Lifestyle Series
Toddlers & Tiaras/TLC 33%
Extreme Couponing/TLC 24%
Taboo/NGC 17%
Doomsday Preppers/NGC 16%
Mountain Men/History 13%

Best Nerd Show
MythBusters/Discovery Channel 51%
Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman/Science 16%
Top Gear/BBC America 16%
Modern Marvels/H2 11%
Attack of the Show/G4 10%

Favorite News Network
CNN 35%
FOX News Channel 34%
HLN 6%
Current 3%

Favorite Hidden Gem
Chiller 23%
IFC 20%
Fuse 19%
Encore Westerns 15%
ReelzChannel 14%
GMC 9%
Guy Fieri in Diners Drive-Ins Dives

Favorite Foodie
Guy Fieri/Guy’s Big Bite 28%
Adam Richman/Man vs. Food Nation 27%
Anthony Bourdain/No Reservations 15%
Anne Burrell/Secrets of a Restaurant Chef 14%
Andrew Zimmern/Bizarre Foods 12%
Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa 12%

Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.

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