'Gossip Girl' Tops Our 3rd Annual "Don't Save Their Show!" Poll

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April 18th, 2012

The results of our 3rd Annual "Don't Save Their Show!" poll are in, and it's the CW's Gossip Girl that our polled readers wanted network executives to NOT save the most! Perhaps it was all those Ringer, Nikita & Hart Of Dixie fans figuring that if GG went away it would give their show more of a chance for survival.

Of course, our poll was completely meaningless and just for fun (and site traffic), just like all those "Save Our Show" polls put up by entertainment sites. Those polls have no effect on any network decisions, and certainly give some fans the false hope that they're actually doing something to help their show.

I promise that the decisionmakers at the networks will give as much weight to our poll as they do all those silly "Save Our Show" polls: None!

 
  • Andrew

    @Bill Can you have the results of the poll put in descending order?

  • alexjones

    not surprised, why gossip girl is likely to be renewed with it’s current ratings is beyond me.

  • Terri

    Also there is the GG fans who are protesting the horrible season and really bad writing and would like the show put out of its misery before it can be destroyed further.

  • HB

    And yet its going to be renewed!

  • Petar

    A Well deserved award i think! Rob is second may be?

    @Andrew
    good idea.

  • Emily

    As a GG (ex?) fan myself, I wish it would be canceled simply because it’s gotten so awful. But the dumb, naive side of me hopes that a final season would allow the writers to go back to what made seasons 1-4 actually work.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Bill Can you have the results of the poll put in descending order?”

    I really wish I could, but sadly this polling software doesn’t support that. The previous polling sw we used did, but it became horribly broken some time ago.

  • Khan

    You know guys, you could do with being a little less cocky to all the fans of struggling TV shows out there. While all this ‘zero weight given by the network to your feelings’ may indeed be true (and it is), and you guys are doing a great job running this site, I dont find these comments in good flavour – even for poking fun… It might have been fun before, but now it’s getting kinda old, and lame to be honest

  • Khan

    But, hey, who am I to say anything? Sorry, just got a bit carried away as a crazy fan… :)

  • One

    Why does everything seem to become horribly broken on this site after awhile? Who do guys have for tech support?

  • Vanilla

    GG needs to put out of it’s misery. I say this a GG fan. It’s a nightmare!

  • CC

    @ One

    Probably the same people who write their horrible jokes…

  • hammard

    The interesting thing is how much this is skewed by network, people seem to really hate the CW:
    The Top 10

    1 Gossip Girl 5.42% (CW)
    2 Are You There, Chelsea? 3.25% (NBC)
    3 Rob 3.07% (CBS)
    4 Hart of Dixie 2.94% (CW)
    5 Ringer 2.80% (CW)
    6 Whitney 2.74% (NBC)
    7 The River 2.69% (ABC)
    8 Napoleon Dynamite 2.62% (Fox)
    9 A Gifted Man 2.57% (CBS)
    10 90210 2.55% (CW)

    Whilst they really, really love ABC:

    1 Modern Family 0.82% (ABC)
    2 Revenge 0.88% (ABC)
    3 Castle 0.93% (ABC)
    4 Once Upon A time 0.94% (ABC)
    5 Community 1.03% (NBC)
    6 Suburgatory 1.04% (ABC)
    7 The Middle 1.07% (ABC)
    8 Parks and Recreation 1.13% (NBC)
    9 Happy Endings 1.16% (ABC)
    10 Parenthood 1.20% (NBC)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “You know guys, you could do with being a little less cocky to all the fans of struggling TV shows out there. While all this ‘zero weight given by the network to your feelings’ may indeed be true (and it is), and you guys are doing a great job running this site, I dont find these comments in good flavour – even for poking fun… It might have been fun before, but now it’s getting kinda old, and lame to be honest”

    You’re missing the point.

    This pokes fun at the entertainment sites that puff up false fan hopes with those “Save Our Show” polls.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Probably the same people who write their horrible jokes…”

    Correct!

    Tech support staff: 0
    Joke writing staff: 0

  • Andrew B

    Full list, sorted:

    Gossip Girl 5.42% (5,502 votes)
    Are You There, Chelsea? 3.25% (3,301 votes)
    Rob 3.07% (3,118 votes)
    Hart Of Dixie 2.94% (2,988 votes)
    Ringer 2.8% (2,839 votes)
    Whitney 2.74% (2,777 votes)
    The River 2.69% (2,728 votes)
    Napoleon Dynamite 2.62% (2,657 votes)
    A Gifted Man 2.57% (2,607 votes)
    90210 2.55% (2,589 votes)
    CSI:NY 2.48% (2,515 votes)
    Unforgettable 2.46% (2,498 votes)
    CSI: Miami 2.42% (2,459 votes)
    Best Friends Forever 2.34% (2,377 votes)
    Harry’s Law 2.25% (2,283 votes)
    Bent 2.23% (2,261 votes)
    Bob’s Burgers 2.2% (2,229 votes)
    Missing 2.17% (2,206 votes)
    The Finder 2.17% (2,204 votes)
    The Secret Circle 2.16% (2,196 votes)
    Body Of Proof 2.15% (2,186 votes)
    Two And A Half Men 2.14% (2,174 votes)
    GCB 2.12% (2,148 votes)
    Private Practice 2.02% (2,055 votes)
    Nikita 1.97% (2,002 votes)
    Rules Of Engagement 1.93% (1,959 votes)
    Alcatraz 1.89% (1,923 votes)
    Scandal 1.86% (1,888 votes)
    Last Man Standing 1.8% (1,829 votes)
    Cougar Town 1.76% (1,789 votes)
    The Office 1.75% (1,774 votes)
    Up All Night 1.64% (1,662 votes)
    Grey’s Anatomy 1.61% (1,632 votes)
    Awake 1.56% (1,583 votes)
    Law & Order: SVU 1.54% (1,566 votes)
    Vampire Diaries 1.54% (1,565 votes)
    Supernatural 1.51% (1,528 votes)
    Fringe 1.49% (1,514 votes)
    30 Rock 1.42% (1,444 votes)
    Touch 1.35% (1,371 votes)
    Don’t Trust The B In Apt. 23 1.21% (1,228 votes)
    Parenthood 1.2% (1,223 votes)
    Happy Endings 1.16% (1,178 votes)
    Parks & Recreation 1.13% (1,147 votes)
    The Middle 1.07% (1,085 votes)
    Suburgatory 1.04% (1,054 votes)
    Community 1.03% (1,045 votes)
    Once Upon A Time 0.94% (951 votes)
    Castle 0.93% (942 votes)
    Revenge 0.88% (891 votes)
    Modern Family 0.82% (834 votes)

  • A

    It WILL come back though. Some people are pressed.

  • Lula

    No show is more deserving of this (dis)honor than Gossip Girl. KILL IT. KILL IT WITH FIRE! lol
    But I know Ringer, Hart of Dixie and Nikita will likely get canned instead. C’est la vie

  • TobiasFünke

    Come on, you couldn’t order them by vote percentage?

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    Die Flop of Dixie!!!

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