Launches the 'CBS Fan Awards' Giving Fans a Chance to Vote for Their Favorite Moments of CBS's 2011-2012 Primetime Season

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June 13th, 2012

via press release:

Fans Can Cast Votes via Facebook or Twitter in a Variety of Categories, including “Best Catchphrase,” “Best Didn’t See That One Coming Moment,” and “Most Shocking Cliffhanger”


SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2012 – today launched the “CBS Fan Awards,” giving fans of CBS Television Network primetime shows a chance to vote for their favorite moments of the season, such as “Best Catchphrase,” “Best Didn’t See That One Coming Moment” and “Most Shocking Cliffhanger.” Through July 11, users can go to to cast their vote on via Facebook or Twitter hashtag. Fans can return back to the page at any time to see which nominee is in the lead.


“CBS had another outstanding season this year, and the popularity of our shows was definitively reflected online,” said Marc DeBevoise, SVP & GM of Entertainment & Lifestyle at CBS Interactive. “ was the #1 network website, drawing more viewers than any other network for 41 consecutive months, and CBS was the most social TV network online this season (Source: Bluefin Labs). Our users and fans are clearly a devoted group, so we wanted to give them the opportunity to voice their thoughts on the best moments from their favorite CBS programs.”


The “CBS Fan Awards” categories and nominees are:



Category: Best Meltdown Moment - #bestmeltdownmoment



1. MIKE & MOLLY - “The Wedding” #mikeandmolly

2. PERSON OF INTEREST - “Baby Blue” #personofinterest

3. THE AMAZING RACE - “Taste Your Salami” #amazingrace

4. THE BIG BANG THEORY - “The Recombination Hypothesis” #bigbangtheory

5. 2 BROKE GIRLS - “And the Really Petty Cash” #2brokegirls


Category: Best Catchphrase - #bestcatchphrase




2. HAWAII FIVE-0 - “Book 'em, Danno” #H50

3. THE BIG BANG THEORY - “Bazinga” #bigbangtheory

4. SURVIVOR - “The Tribe Has Spoken” #survivor

5. CSI: NY - “Boom” #csiny


Category: Best Didn’t See That One Coming Moment - #bestdidntseethatonecoming



1. HAWAII FIVE-0 - “Kalele” #H50

2. PERSON OF INTEREST - “Root Cause” #personofinterest

3. TWO AND A HALF MEN - “A Possum on Chemo” #twoandahalfmen

4. BLUE BLOODS - “Moonlighting” #bluebloods

5. CSI: NY - “Means to an End” #csiny


Category: Favorite ROTFL Moment - #favrotflmoment


1. 2 BROKE GIRLS - “And The Very Christmas Thanksgiving” #2brokegirls

2. MIKE & MOLLY - “Mike Likes Lasagna” #mikeandmolly

3. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - “Nature Calls” #rulesofengagement

4. THE BIG BANG THEORY - “The Transporter Malfunction” #bigbangtheory

5. TWO AND A HALF MEN - “The War Against Gingivitis” #twoandahalfmen


Category: Most Shocking Cliffhanger - #mostshockingcliffhanger



1. NCIS: LA - “Sans Voir” #ncisla

2. PERSON OF INTEREST - “Number Crunch” #personofinterest

3. CRIMINAL MINDS - “Hit” #criminalminds

4. THE GOOD WIFE - “Blue Ribbon Panel” #thegoodwife

5. HAWAII FIVE-0 - “Ua Hala” #H50


Category: Best Dramatic Pause - #bestdramaticpause



1. CSI: MIAMI - “Horatio” #csimiami

2. THE BIG BANG THEORY - “Sheldon” #bigbangtheory

3. CSI: NY - “Mac Taylor” #csiny

4. BLUE BLOODS - “Frank Reagan” #bluebloods

5. THE MENTALIST - “Patrick Jane” #thementalist


Category: Most Unexpected Hookup - #mostunexpectedhookup



1. THE GOOD WIFE - “Dana & Cary” #thegoodwife

2. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT - “Russell & Liz” #rulesofengagement

3. HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER - “Barney & Robin” #HIMYM

4. UNFORGETTABLE - “Carrie & Steve Cioffi, Jr.” #unforgettable

5. BLUE BLOODS - “Frank Reagan & Melanie” #bluebloods


Category: Best Tearjerker Moment - #besttearjerkermoment



1. UNDERCOVER BOSS - “Diamond Resorts” #undercoverboss

2. CRIMINAL MINDS - “Foundation” #criminalminds

3. NCIS - “The Good Son” #ncis

4. THE AMAZING RACE - “This Is Wicked Strange” #amazingrace

5. CSI: NY - “Indelible” #csiny


Category: Best Car Chase - #bestcarchase


1. HAWAII FIVE-0 - “Kupale” #H50

2. CSI: MIAMI - “Habeas Corpse” #csimiami

3. PERSON OF INTEREST – “Risk” #personofinterest

4. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION - “Ms. Willows Regrets” #csi

5. BLUE BLOODS - “Working Girls” #bluebloods


Category: Best Use of a Corpse - #bestuseofcorpse



1. CRIMINAL MINDS - “There's No Place Like Home” #criminalminds

2. THE MENTALIST - “So Long, and Thanks for the Red Snapper” #thementalist

3. UNFORGETTABLE - “Butterfly Effect” #unforgettable

4. CSI: MIAMI - “By the Book” #csimiami

5. CSI: NY - “Slainte” #csiny


  • Nick

    Person of Interest and The Big Bang Theory FTW!

  • Chris


    I’m not sure if you’ll be able to enjoy Auto Hop forever. If you haven’t heard, the networks are filing a lawsuit against Dish claiming it’s illegal. The fact of the matter is, the advertisers want you to watch their commercials, whether you like it or not. But if Dish wins, good for you, bad for the networks.

  • Bob

    NCIS only one nomination??? Come on….a show with 20 million viewers a week and that is all they got.

  • Dat

    Person of Interest ftw!

  • LLL

    @Nick and @Dat
    Damn straight about POI.

  • vanna

    Person of Interest

  • scifi

    If they return A Gifted Man, it would be much better.

  • Sofia

    Category: Most Shocking Cliffhanger – #mostshockingcliffhanger

    1. NCIS: LA – “Sans Voir” #ncisla

  • christy


  • Goodtvishard

    “Unforgettable” is cancelled, but nominated for two awards?

  • Hannah

    Criminal Minds & Hawaii Five-0 all the way :)But the best tear-jerker entry for Criminal Minds?? The final scene of the season, or when Rossi’s wife died were far better than the one they chose!
    And couldn’t agree more about unforgettable – they have cancelled it, so how can they nominate it?!

  • Kenny

    Why don’t CBS, FOX, and NBC execs want consumers to enjoy commercial-free TV? It’s what we want! I’m a customer and employee of Dish, and I think AutoHop is great because you can easily watch commercial-free TV. A well known consumer advocacy group, Public Knowledge, agrees that people should have the right to control how they watch TV. They’re taking a stand for consumers by creating a petition that tells CBS, FOX, and NBC media to keep their hands out of your living room and DVR. Sign their petition to keep control of how you watch TV

  • Holly

    Why does Dish want to force the cast and crew of TV shows to work without pay?

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