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2015 Character Cup - Wrap-Up and Final Stats



It's been 63 polls (plus extras), but we finally have a winner. Congratulations to Samantha "Root" Groves of Person of Interest, who also got the most votes of any contestant and was the only contestant to receive over 2,000 votes in each round. This makes Root the first female to ever win the Character Cup. She joins Jack from LOST and Dean and Castiel from Supernatural in our Hall of Retired Winners. Congratulations to Person of Interest fans, Shameless fans, and all other fandoms for supporting their favorites and helping to make this a record-breaking Character Cup.  I hope you join us for the Favorite Show Contest that starts Monday.

Congratulations also go to Senko, for winning our prediction contest with 40 out of 63 correct predictions. You rock! All bragging rights go to you! Other top predictors were LOST Rocks Forever and ASN1. Great job. It's been fun comparing how different the contest turned out and where people thought it would go.

In our Vehicle Contest, the winners were the Impala from Supernatural in the Continuing Shows division and the Enterprise from Star Trek from the Ended Shows division. Thanks so much to everyone who participated either through voting, predicting, or commenting. Your voting broke records (see below) while the discussions were excellent, still my favorite part of the contest. I appreciate everyone who participated in the TV Talk Topics for making my hiatus go by a little faster. It was awesome talking TV with all of you. Special thanks also goes out to those who submitted pictures for the polls. Without you we would never have been able to change pictures for each poll. You guys rock!  Finally thanks as always to Andy, without whom there would be no SpoilerTV, the best TV website I have ever had the privilege to be a part of.

Thanks again for joining us and don't forget the Favorite Show Contest coming in August. Nominations start Monday and I know it will be an exciting race too. Check back at Spoiler TV to submit your nominees and of course to discuss your favorite shows. There's lots more good TV Talk to be had.

Nominations for the Favorite Show Contest start Monday!!!

Since I am a trivia fan and because I was asked to last year, I've gathered some general facts about the contest below along with the original and final rankings.


Characters with Biggest Improvement between Initial Rankings and Final Rankings: Mickey Milkovich (started at #55 and moved up to #2 - largest jump in contest history at 53 places) / Buffy Summers (38 places) / Spencer Reid (28 places)

Total Page Views: This year = 420,000 / Last year = around 115,000

Total Votes Cast (minus pre-contest and TV Vehicle):
This year = over 250,000 / Last year = 86,366
Total votes in Vehicle Contest = 35,840

Total Number of Comments
This Year = 3170 over 11 days = 288.18 average / day
Last Year = 2782 over 17 days = 163.65 average / day

Closest Polls: Oliver Queen vs. Helena (7 votes) / Clarke Griffin vs. Daryl Dixon (38 votes) / Daryl Dixon vs. Vincent Keller (55 votes)

Total Nominations:

This Year - 915
Total shows nominated: 242
Total show represented: 64
Total characters nominated: 610

Last Year - 708
Total shows nominated: 170
Total shows represented: 64
Total characters nominated: 458

Gender Breakdown:

This Year - 33 males and 31 females
After the first round, there were 19 males and 13 females.
After the second round, 8 males and 8 females.
After the third round, 5 males and 3 females.
After the fourth round, 1 males and 3 female.
After the fifth round, 1 male and 1 female.

Last Year - 31 males and 33 females
After the first round, there were 19 males and 13 females.
After the second round, 9 males and 7 females.
After the third round, 5 males and 3 females.
After the fourth round, 3 males and 1 female.
After the fifth round, 1 male and 1 female.

Network Breakdown:

This Year = 35 network, 10 basic cable, 5 premium cable, 1 streaming, 6 international, 7 ended shows
First Round = 13 network, 3 basic cable, 4 premium cable, 1 streaming, 5 international, 6 ended shows
Second Round = 7 network, 1 basic cable, 3 premium cable, 1 streaming, 2 international, 2 ended shows
Third Round = 3 network, 1 basic cable, 2 premium cable, 2 ended shows
Fourth Round = 2 network, 1 premium cable, 1 ended show
Fifth Round = 1 network, 1 premium cable

Last Year = 31 network, 14 basic cable, 7 premium cable, 3 BBC, and 9 ended shows
First round = 19 network, 6 basic cable, 1 premium cable, 1 BBC, and 5 ended shows
Second Round = 11 network, 1 basic cable, 1 premium cable, and 3 ended shows
Third Round = 6 network, 1 premium cable, and 1 ended show
Fourth Round = 4 network shows
Fifth Round = 2 network shows

Final Rankings:

1. Samantha "Root" Groves
2. Mickey Milkovich
3. Peggy Carter
4. Dana Scully
5. Jamie Fraser
6. Kate Beckett
7. Daryl Dixon
8. Buffy Summers
9. Sam Winchester
10. Emma Swan
11. Spencer Reid
12. Tyrion Lannister
13. Helena
14. The Doctor
15. Matt Murdock
16. Leslie Knope
17. Hannibal Lecter
18. Oliver Queen
19. Gregory House
20. Veronica Mars
21. Kieren Walker
22. Vanessa Ives
23. Sharon Raydor
24. Clarke Griffin
25. Patrick Jane
26. Sherlock Holmes of Sherlock
27. Damon Salvatore
28. Ben Linus
29. Athos
30. Stiles Stilinski
31. Derek Shepherd
32. Olivia Dunham
33. Barry Allen
34. Skye Johnson
35. Olivia Benson
36. Sherlock Holmes of Elementary
37. Ichabod Crane
38. Emily Thorne
39. Cookie Lyon
40. Vincent Keller
41. Red Reddington
42. Olivia Pope
43. Sheldon Cooper
44. Klaus Mikaelson
45. Sydney Bristow
46. Jethro Gibbs
47. Donna Paulsen
48. Jane Rizzoli
49. Temperance Brennan
50. Henry Morgan
51. Liv Moore
52. Annalise Keating
53. Lorne Malvo
54. Elizabeth McCord
55. Hanna Marin
56. Elizabeth Jennings
57. Catherine de Medici
58. Norma Bates
59. Marty Deeks
60. April Carver
61. Sean Renard
62. Ross Poldark
63. Jessica Huang
64. Job

Original Rankings:

1. Root Groves (Person of Interest)
2. Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
3. Oliver Queen (Arrow)
4. Clarke Griffin (The 100)
5. Stiles Silinski (Teen Wolf)
6. Peggy Carter (Agent Carter)
7. Kieren Walker (In the Flesh)
8. Athos (The Musketeers)
9. Kate Beckett (Castle)
10. Barry Allen (The Flash)
11. Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
12. Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)
13. Sam Winchester (Supernatural)
14. Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
15. Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time)
16. Matt Murdock (Daredevil)
17. Cookie Lyon (Empire)
18. Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful)
19. Annaliese Keating (How to Get Away with Murder)
20. Ben Linus (LOST)
21. Dana Scully (The X-Files)
22. Sean Renard (Grimm)
23. Red Reddington (The Blacklist)
24. Donna Paulsen (Suits)
25. Norma Bates (Bates Motel)
26. Emily Thorne (Revenge)
27. Sharon Raydor (Major Crimes)
28. Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
29. Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)
30. Helena (Orphan Black)
31. Skye Johnson (Agents of SHIELD)
32. Olivia Dunham (Fringe)
33. Liv Moore (iZombie)
34. Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
35. Job (Banshee)
36. Vincent Keller (Beauty and the Beast)
37. Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
38. Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
39. Spencer Reid (Criminal Minds)
40. The Doctor (Doctor Who)
41. Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
42. Veronica Mars (Veronica Mars)
43. Gregory House (House MD)
44. Henry Morgan (Forever)
45. Hanna Marin (Pretty Little Liars)
46. Buffy Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
47. Lorne Malvo (Fargo)
48. Derek Sheperd (Grey's Anatomy)
49. Klaus Mikaelson (The Originals)
50. Sherlock Holmes (Elementary)
51. Elizabeth McCord (Madam Secretary)
52. Catherine de Medici (Reign)
53. Marty Deeks (NCIS: LA)
54. Temperance Brennan (Bones)
55. Mickey Milkovich (Shameless)
56. Jane Rizzoli (Rizzoli & Isles)
57. Olivia Pope (Scandal)
58. Olivia Benson (SVU)
59. Jessica Huang (Fresh Off the Boat)
60. April Carver (Chasing Life)
61. Jethro Gibbs (NCIS)
62. Ross Poldark (Poldark)
63. Ichabod Crane (Sleepy Hollow)
64. Sydney Bristow (Alias)

About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she recaps, reviews, and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, The 100, Grimm, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, live tweets a multitude of shows each week, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted", Sleepy Hollow "Headless" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Currently she writes a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."
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