2013 Channel Guide Magazine Viewers Voice Award winners

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 in the 2013 Channel Guide Magazine Viewers Voice Awards.

It was an all-out nasty war of words among some readers when it came to the series holding the best family values. In the end it was The Little Couple who took home the honors in Channel Guide Magazine’s 2013 Viewers Voice Award. As for the rest of the nominees, here’s what Channel Guide readers in print and online had to say about their favorite cable TV series and personalities.

Best Family Values
The Little Couple/TLC 38.7%
19 Kids and Counting/TLC 26.3%
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo/TLC 15.0%
Duck Dynasty/A&E 12.0%
Dog and Beth: On the Hunt/CMT 6.9%
Giuliana & Bill/Style 0.4%
Six Little McGhees/OWN 0.4%
Freakshow/AMC 0.1%
Golden Sisters/OWN 0.1%

Best Beard
Huckleberry/Mountain Monsters 44.1%
Willie Robertson/Duck Dynasty 33.7%
Robert Munson (Mark Boone Junior)/Sons of Anarchy 9.8%
Hart Fortenbery/Deep South Paranormal 5.8%
Aaron Kaufman/Fast N’ Loud 2.7%
Todd Hoffman/Gold Rush 2.1%
Bryan Johnson/Comic Book Men 1.9%

Best Bloodbath
Game of Thrones — The Red Wedding 33.1%
The Bible — Israel vs. the Philistines 21.5%
The Walking Dead — The Governor gunning down his own people 20.7%
True Blood — When Bill becomes Lilith 16.3%
Vikings — Ragnar defeats the earl 8.4%

Best Mama Drama Series
Dance Moms/Lifetime 36.6%
Toddlers & Tiaras/TLC 24.3%
Gypsy Sisters/TLC 10.2%
The Real Housewives of New Jersey/Bravo 9.8%
Pretty Wicked Moms/Lifetime 7.7%
The Real Housewives of Atlanta/Bravo 6.8%
The Real Housewives of Orange County/Bravo 4.7%

Best Redneck Series
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo/TLC 33.3%
Duck Dynasty/A&E 33.1%
Call of the Wildman/Animal Planet 28.5%
My Big Redneck Vacation/CMT 3.1%
Redneck Island/CMT 1.6%
Guntucky/CMT 0.4%

Biggest Bad-Ass
Lucas Hood/Banshee 43.5%
Tywin Lannister/Game of Thrones 12.1%
Walter White/Breaking Bad 12.1%
Michonne/The Walking Dead 10.0%
Ray Donovan/Ray Donovan 8.5%
Jax Teller/Sons of Anarchy 7.3%
The Governor/The Walking Dead 6.6%

Biggest Bitch
Abby Lee Miller/Dance Moms 45.6%
Chelsea Handler/Chelsea Lately 24.5%
Vicki Gunvalson/The Real Housewives of Orange County 10.6%
Cathy Nesbitt-Stein/Dance Moms 9.1%
Carolyn Manzo/The Real Housewives of New Jersey 5.5%
Emily Dees Boulden/Pretty Wicked Moms 4.7%

Most Outrageous Syfy Movie Title
Sharknado 59.7%
Chupacabra vs. the Alamo 17.1%
12 Disasters of Christmas 11.8%
Independence Day-Saster 8.3%
Battledogs 3.1%

Best New Series
Graceland/USA Network 49.3%
Banshee/Cinemax 39.0%
Devious Maids/Lifetime 3.7%
Bates Motel/A&E 1.8%
King & Maxwell/TNT 1.4%
Vikings/History 1.4%
Ray Donovan/Showtime 1.2%
The Americans/FX 1.1%
Orphan Black/BBC America 0.6%
Da Vinci’s Demons/Starz 0.3%
Rectify/Sundance Channel 0.2%

Best Comedy
Hot in Cleveland/TV Land 40.8%
Cougar Town/TBS 31.4%
Real Husbands of Hollywood/BET 9.4%
Shameless/Showtime 6.2%
South Park/Comedy Central 4.3%
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/FX 4.0%
Veep/HBO 2.2%
Louie/FX 1.9%

Best Cop Show
Rizzoli & Isles/TNT 87.6%
Major Crimes/TNT 3.3%
Graceland/USA Network 2.7%
Southland/TNT 2.6%
Boston’s Finest/TNT 2.0%
Copper/BBC America 1.8%

Best Drama
The Walking Dead/AMC 16.6%
Game of Thrones/HBO 14.0%
Breaking Bad/AMC 13.2%
Dallas/TNT 10.6%
Sons of Anarchy/FX 10.3%
Suits /USA Network 8.7%
Justified /FX 7.1%
Homeland /Showtime 6.1%
The Client List /Lifetime 4.8%
Dexter /Showtime 4.8%
Mad Men /AMC 4.0%

Best Legal/Political Show
Suits/USA Network 20.3%
Franklin & Bash/TNT 20.3%
White Collar/USA Network 18.6%
The Americans/FX 17.4%
The Newsroom/HBO 16.1%
Veep/HBO 7.2%

Best Paranormal/Monster Series or Special
Mountain Monsters/Destination America 84.9%
Long Island Medium/TLC 7.5%
Paranormal Witness/Syfy 2.4%
Ghost Hunters/Syfy 2.1%
Finding Bigfoot/Animal Planet 1.2%
Mermaids: The Body Found and Mermaids: The New Evidence/Animal Planet 1.2%
Haunted Collector/Syfy 0.6%

Best Tatt Tale
America’s Worst Tattoos/TLC 29.9%
Tattoo Nightmares/Spike 24.2%
Ink Master/Spike 19.1%
NY Ink/TLC 17.0%
Best Ink/Oxygen 9.8%

Best TV Movie or Miniseries
The Bible/History 58.0%
Liz & Dick/Lifetime 18.1%
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret/Lifetime 9.5%
Behind the Candelabra/HBO 6.5%
Anna Nicole/Lifetime 2.9%
Top of the Lake/Sundance Channel 2.9%
Betty & Coretta/Lifetime 1.4%
Parade’s End/HBO 0.8%

Best “Swamp” Romp
Swamp People/History 48.7%
Swamp Murders/Investigation Discovery 19.7%
Swamp Wars/Animal Planet 12.4%
Swamp’d/Animal Planet 11.9%
Swamp Pawn/CMT 7.3%

Spookiest Series
The Walking Dead/AMC 25.8%
American Horror Story: Asylum/FX  23.1%
Bates Motel/A&E 19.3%
True Blood/HBO 18.2%
Falling Skies/TNT 13.6%

Dearly Departed: The TV Series You’ll Miss the Most
Burn Notice/USA Network 34.0%
Breaking Bad /AMC 25.6%
Dexter /Showtime 17.6%
The Borgias /Showtime 9.2%
Spartacus /Starz 8.0%
The Big C /Showtime 5.7%

Note for you math whizzes: 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 second annual Viewers Voice Awards in August 2013. Fans across the country cast their votes for the best and worst in cable TV in a variety of unusual categories. Don’t miss a moment of what’s hot on TV. Subscribe today.

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