Best TV Show March Madness Bracket Tournament 2012 – Elite 8 Round Voting Begins with Burn Notice, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, New Girl, Big Bang Theory, True Blood, Justified, and The Walking Dead All Facing Off

The fourth round voting has ended and one Cinderella show keeps on piling up the wins against top-ranked competition. The rest of the bracket looks about what was expected. There are 8 shows left. Let breakdown what happened in this past round.

The ABC Region has held true to form. The final matchup of this region will feature a #1 vs. #2 matchup. #1 Breaking Bad defeated #4 The Office by just 3 votes. A close call for sure. #2 The Big Bang Theory didn’t have much of a problem defeating #3 Parks and Recreation, though. Big Bang Theory had twice as many votes as Parks and Recreation. This leads to an interesting Cable show drama vs. CBS sitcom battle.

The final matchup of the FOX Region will also feature a #1 vs. #2 matchup. The results were also pretty similar. #1 Modern Family had an easy time with #4 Chuck winning with 71% of the vote, the most of any winner from this round. On the other hand, #2 New Girl won by just 4 votes over #3 Once Upon A Time. We are left with two major network sitcoms battling here.

The CBS Region was almost completely blown up. But it still doesn’t look like any of the other regions. Another top ranked show, #2 Dexter, has been eliminated. The unranked show, The Walking Dead, continued its Cinderella run by beating Dexter by 4 votes. In another close matchup, Criminal Minds almost made it a unranked final. But #5 Justified pulled out the victory by just 1 vote. So from this region only one seeded show is left, and it’s a #5 seed at that. A couple of cable channel dramas will now fight for their chance to make it to the Final Four.

The NBC Region also pretty much looks like you would expect. It will feature a #1 vs. #3 matchup in the final. #1 Burn Notice won with 62% of the vote against #4 How I Met Your Mother. #3 True Blood won the battle of the premium channel shows by 9 votes over the unranked Weeds. So that finally leads to a cable show drama vs. premium channel drama.

So out of the final 8 shows, 7 of them were ranked. Two matchups will feature the top seeds from those regions facing off. Another has a #1 vs. #3. Then, there is one region that features a couple of wildcard shows. If you really look at it, it’s pretty similar to what the real NCAA Basketball Tournament looks like this year. Just 5 dramas and 3 comedies left.

One last interesting thing to note. There is only 1 channel that has more than 1 show among the final 8 shows. If you would guess that channel, it probably would take about 8 guesses before you could get it right, though. Maybe more than that. The cable channel, AMC, is the only channel with 2 shows in the final 8. FOX, ABC, and CBS each have 1 show left. As does the USA Network, FX, and HBO.

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, Sweet 16 Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you did vote in the four rounds, you should already know, so go check out the updated bracket for yourself by going here:

2012 Inside Pulse Best Television Show Tournament Bracket

Now on with the matchups and let the extra long voting begin!


ABC Region – Elite 8 Round Matchup

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With less than 2 weeks to go, how would you rate your excitement for WWE Wrestlemania 32?

  • I thought more would have been done to make it special (26%, 200 Votes)
  • Super excited, I can't wait! (24%, 187 Votes)
  • Super bummed, it looks like a turd (20%, 158 Votes)
  • Indifferent, I'll probably be more excited as it gets closer (17%, 130 Votes)
  • Pretty excited, it looks solid (13%, 100 Votes)

Total Voters: 775

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FOX Region – Elite 8 Round Matchup

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What will be the best match at WWE Wrestlemania 32?

  • Hell in a Cell The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon (31%, 364 Votes)
  • No Holds Barred Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Dean Ambrose (24%, 279 Votes)
  • WWE World Heavyweight Title Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns (15%, 176 Votes)
  • AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho (9%, 107 Votes)
  • WWE Divas Title Charlotte (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (9%, 106 Votes)
  • Ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara vs. The Miz vs. Stardust (6%, 68 Votes)
  • 10 Divas Tag Match (3%, 40 Votes)
  • Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal (1%, 12 Votes)
  • US Title Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback (1%, 9 Votes)
  • The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von) (1%, 8 Votes)
  • The New Day vs. League of Nations (1%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,175

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CBS Region – Elite 8 Round Matchup

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What did you think of Wrestlemania 32?

  • Thumbs down (37%, 267 Votes)
  • Thumbs in the middle (33%, 236 Votes)
  • Thumbs up! (30%, 216 Votes)

Total Voters: 719

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NBC Region – Elite 8 Round Matchup

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Which new WWE main roster call up from NXT will have the best WWE career?

  • Enzo & Cass (46%, 275 Votes)
  • Apollo Crews (34%, 205 Votes)
  • Baron Cobin (17%, 104 Votes)
  • The Vaudevillains (3%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 600

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Each of these polls will stay open for 10 DAYS. Next week the next round begins and we will continue until the final show is crowed as the best some time around the middle of April. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well!

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