The third round voting has ended and two more overall top seeds went down this round. That means of the final 16 characters left, only 8 of them were among the top 16 overall seeds. Three of the #1 seeds are still alive, two of the #3 and #4 seeds are also moving on, but surprisingly only one #2 seed is in the “Sweet 16″. There are still plenty of “Cinderella” characters looking to pull off more upsets in the “Sweet 16″, though. But lets break down the third round voting first.
The ABC Region featured one MILD upset with the #4 seed from that region and overall #16 seed, Leslie Knope, losing to Jack Donaghy by the margin of 67% to 33%. But a lot of people might not call that an upset at all. The big story here was the 1 vote comeback win for the overall #1 seed in the entire tournament. Sheldon Cooper needed a BIG comeback and he pulled it off in the end. He defeats Homer Simpson by 1 vote to move to the Sweet 16. Stephen Colbert continued his winning ways by narrowly defeating Andy Bernard from The Office by only 6 votes. Finally, the other top seed from this region, Michael Scott, didn’t have any trouble knocking off Kenneth Parcell as he advances with almost 80% of the vote!
The FOX region continues to be the UPSET region. This round the #5 overall seed and #2 seed from this region, Gregory House, lost by 4 votes to Boston Rob. That was certainly a surprise. But the #4 seed and overall #13 seed, Raylan Givens, almost went down as well. He outlasted Tracy Jordan by 2 votes, though, in the end. Meanwhile, Marshall Eriksen continued his strong run to the Sweet 16 by winning by more than 70% over Nucky Thompson. Sam Axe and Penny went back and forth for awhile, but Sam pulled out the win when the final results came in.
The CBS region really had no close matchups this round. All 4 winners won by at least 60% of the vote. Dexter easily moved past Nancy Botwin. Stewie Griffin had no trouble with Hank Moody. Abed Nadir and Michael Weston had tougher times with their opponents, but Raymond Langston and Liz Lemon were still no match for them. This region still has 3 of its top seeds, which is by far the most of any region.
Finally, the NBC region pretty much held true to form. Barney continued to dominate by winning with over 70% of the vote. Phil Dunphy and Eric Cartman also won their respective matchups by at least 60% of the vote. The closest matchup was between Dwight Schrute and Cameron Tucker, but in the end Dwight pulled out the win with 55% of the vote.
So looking at the overall third round voting results. Three out of four 30 Rock characters lost this round, which means only Jack Donaghy is left. The Office lost 1 more character, but they still have Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute left. Burn Notice still has 2 of its characters left. The same for How I Met Your Mother. So 6 of the final 16 characters come from just three shows. Overall, NBC and CBS are tied for the most characters from one network with 4 each. FOX and ABC only have 1 each. The USA Network and Comedy Central each have 2 characters left. Finally, Showtime and FX each have one character to round out the “Sweet 16″. It’s also interesting to note that there are no women characters left in this tournament.
If you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page, Second Round Voting Page, and Third Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the first three rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:
Remember tell all your friends. It’s up to YOU to VOTE for which character you think is the best on TV. Make sure to vote for all the matchups as every vote counts. Now on with the matchups and let the third round voting begin!
Each of these polls will stay open for one week. Next week the Elite 8 round begins and we will continue until the final character is crowned as the best some time in May. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well!
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