SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 09, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX
With more than 70 Million Votes Cast so Far, ABC’s LOST on Track to Win ‘Show of the Year’ Award
TV.com Experiences Over 500% Growth in Video Views and Streams in October, Making it a Leading Destination for Content and Community
TV.com today announced preliminary results from its Best of 2008 Awards, where it asks its audience to vote on their favorite TV Shows and characters in categories like Drama, Comedy, and Action Adventure during the past year. So far, the Awards have received more than 70 million votes, a testament to TV.com’s active and engaged community of TV fans.
LOST currently leads the way for “Show of the Year” award and HBO’s TRUE BLOOD is currently tracking to take the award for “Best New Fall Show.”
Final results of the Best of 2008 Awards are slated to be announced on Dec. 17, 2008.
TV.com also reported today that the site has experienced record growth in video views and streams. According to Nielsen October VideoMetrix, over the past year, TV.com had a 587% increase in unique viewers and a 542% increase in video streams. In addition, total minutes streamed grew year-over-year by 1,955%, while streams per user grew by 206%.
“We are on track to blow by last year’s 90 million votes, a testament to how passionate our audience is about their favorite shows,” said Jeff Clark, Vice President of TV.com. “And video views on TV.com are also growing as we layer in sight, sound and motion on top of the community experience, making TV.com a leading destination for content and community.”
As of Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 AM, ET, following are the preliminary results for the most coveted Best of 2008 Awards:
-- Show of the Year: LOST tracking with 3,778,302 votes so far
-- Best New Fall Show: HBO's TRUE BLOOD tracking with 1,775,955 votes
-- Best Action Adventure: ABC's LOST tracking with 2,880,8813 votes so
-- Best Episode: ABC's LOST: There's No Place Like Home tracking
with 13,985,554 votes so far
-- Best Drama: Fox's BONES tracking with 1,739,428 votes so far
-- Best Comedy: NBC's THE OFFICE tracking with 7,420,522 votes so far
-- Best Animation: Avatar: Nickelodeon's THE LAST AIRBENDER tracking
with 1,034,672 votes so far
-- Best Science Fiction: Sci Fi Channel's STARGATE ATLANTIS tracking
with 10,346,201 votes so far