Winners of our Revival / Save My Show Polling!
Last week I posted a poll asking TV fans to vote for which cancelled show should be “revived.” I knew there were a lot of engaged and devoted fans out there – but I had no idea just how dedicated they were. Over 450,000 votes later, we have some “winners.” We’ll email the results to the respective networks and their PR people – and we hope you’ll share the results with your fellow fans. Keep spreading the word, and we’ll continue to wish all of you and your shows the best of luck!
We listed 12 shows total. 11 that were already cancelled, and one still left “on the bubble” that seemed to be leaning towards cancellation. Fans could vote for up to 3 different shows. They were:
- The Expanse
- The Exorcist
- Kevin Can Wait
- The Brave
- The Crossing
- Designated Survivor
- Timeless (Just in case!)
We weren’t sure what to expect in terms of final results, but there were a few shows that we felt missed out in voting. There’s been a lot of chatter on social media about The Expanse and The Exorcist, but both garnered less than 4,000 votes each. Timeless, while still no decision has been made, received a little more than 13,000 votes – Maybe fans didn’t want to “jinx” the show?
It Wasn’t Russia…
The original plan was to run the poll and release the results the day after it ended. Sometimes the best laid plans just don’t work out. On the final evening of our voting, our website crashed multiple times. Odd considering we can handle A LOT of traffic. After some investigating on our end, we found there were a few users “cheating” and using some pretty sophisticated software to vote for their shows AND prevent other votes from being cast. As an example: At one point in a 2 minute time span, approximately 2,000 votes were cast for one show by the same 2 people, and NONE allowed by anyone else.
We’re pretty disappointed to see that people felt the need to try and “cheat” the system – but at the same time, we get it. You REALLY want your show to have another chance. So rather than disqualify a whole show (or shows) and all the legitimate votes from fans – We went through over half a million votes individually to ensure that every valid vote was counted. (And on a side note: We really appreciate all of you that took the time to vote, share, and promote the polling – overall it was a huge success!)
Enough chatter… I know you want to know who “won.” And while there is an overall winner in voting, the following top 4 shows deserve some attention because fans came out in droves to support these shows. So, let’s get to it…