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Best in Show: Still Time to Vote in the Sweet 16

March 11th, 2010 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Last week, our 32 Best in Show contenders faced off in a battle that went down to the wire: We highlighted some of the top shows on Hulu and — with some input from Entertainment Weekly‘s TV critic, Ken Tucker — left it up to our users to vote for their favorites.

Some of the results following Week 1 surprised us. We pitted critical darling 30 Rock against Parks and Recreation, and the fans (and Tucker, too) voted for Amy Poehler’s Parks and Rec over Tina Fey’s 30 Rock. (As much as we adore the support we’ve received from the 30 Rock cast, though, we have fallen for the Pawnee Parks Dept. this season, too.) That means this week, we’re looking at The Office vs. Parks and Recreation in the Workplace Comedy bracket.

Meanwhile, it appears that the voters in our fan base prefer the madcap antics of the Community gang over the musical numbers on Glee — though Tucker disagreed, casting his vote for the Fox hit instead. Tucker’s 25 percent wasn’t enough to carry his pick through to Round 2, though; instead, it’s one of the season’s top new comedies, Modern Family, up against Joel McHale and company in Community.

What other shows made it through to the Sweet Sixteen? Check them out now on our Best in Show voting page (you can view the final percentages, which include Ken’s 25 percent vote, on the Week 1 Results tab) — and be sure to vote to keep your favorites in the running for the ultimate title: Hulu’s Best in Show!

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Last comment: Apr 27th 2010 9 Comments
  • Richard says:

    The fact is that you did not leave “lit up to our users to vote for their favorites”. Ken Tucker has a weighted vote, and therefore gets to handpick his favorites to go into the finals. For example Community was in the lead all the way through, until the final four, and Ken’s weighted vote knocked it out. This is complete baloney. Since when is there a public opinion poll where one person’s vote counts for 1/4 of the results? Community should be in the final showdown today. It is a fresh funny new show. The Simpson’s has had a spectacular run, but the voters had spoken to move Community on. I hope that in the future voting issues like this will be addressed so that the real winners can move onto the finals.

  • Simon says:

    While Best in Show is important, my user experience over the last three days has significantly declined. I watch most of entertainment through hulu.com and over the last three days the audio hasn’t matched the video, creating a lag. This lag seems to be a systemic one as testing across TV shows and Movies has given the same problem. Please fix this so I can continue to enjoy my experience through this website.

  • Daniel says:

    What’s up with the Best in Show voting? Is it frozen? The numbers haven’t moved in 2 days. Is the software wonky?

  • Spencer says:

    The EW critic’s vote is 25% of the final tally?

    Give me a break. =/

  • CecilyK says:

    “Last week, our 32 Best in Show contenders faced off in a battle that went down to the wire: We highlighted some of the top shows on Hulu and — with some input from Entertainment Weekly’s TV critic, Ken Tucker — left it up to our users to vote for their favorites. ”

    Yeah, you really made us feel like our votes count until we find out that Ken Tucker’s vote counts for 25%. That’s really democratic of you. You should make that a bit more evident so that folks know that the winner was really picked by Ken Tucker. yay.

  • Laura says:

    The fact is that you did not leave “lit up to our users to vote for their favorites”. Ken Tucker has a weighted vote, and therefore gets to handpick his favorites to go into the finals. For example Community was in the lead all the way through, until the final four, and Ken’s weighted vote knocked it out. This is complete baloney. Since when is there a public opinion poll where one person’s vote counts for 1/4 of the results? Community should be in the final showdown today. It is a fresh funny new show. The Simpson’s has had a spectacular run, but the voters had spoken to move Community on. I hope that in the future voting issues like this will be addressed so that the real winners can move onto the finals.

  • sara says:

    What’s up with the Best in Show voting? Is it frozen? The numbers haven’t moved in 2 days. Is the software wonky?

  • rich says:

    While Best in Show is important, my user experience over the last three days has significantly declined. I watch most of entertainment through hulu.com and over the last three days the audio hasn’t matched the video, creating a lag. This lag seems to be a systemic one as testing across TV shows and Movies has given the same problem. Please fix this so I can continue to enjoy my experience through this website.

  • Chris says:

    30 Rock could take on The Office, Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show at once! What is wrong with these people? I cannot believe the results of this poll! Stupid me for going to college and liking witty shows….The Office Really?!?! That show sucks so bad it should be taken out with a pencil sharpener. Headstone could read ‘Dull up until the end’
    To be fair though, I’ve never been able to sit through an entire episode. I always think of something more entertaining to do……like clean the bathroom. At least poop doesn’t stink as bad as the Office!

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