Inside Pulse Best TV Character Tournament 2011 – Voting Begins For The Second Round Matchups

The first round voting has ended and there was really only 1 MAJOR upset as one of the top 16 seeds goes down in the first round. The #15 overall seed and the #4 seed in the CBS Region, Walter White from Breaking Bad went down to the animated Stewie Griffin from Family Guy. I was definitely surprised by that, because Breaking Bad is one of the best shows on television. But it’s on cable and Family Guy is on FOX, so perhaps there is not as many people who watch Breaking Bad.

The CBS region could also be called the “comeback bracket”. Five matchups had characters that led early, but lost when some votes late this week went against them. Jethro Gibbs, Charle Kelly, Nikita, Clay Morrow, and Anna V all pulled out close victories when it looked like they were going to lose earlier this week.

In contrast, the ABC region went pretty much as expected with there being only 1 close matchup. John Casey pulled out the win over Charlie Harper by just 2 votes. Again I was shocked that Breaking Bad went 0-2 with Jesse Pinkman falling fairly easily to Stephen Colbert.

The Fox Region was an interesting one for sure. There was either complete blowups with Sue Sylvester and Gregory House dominating or extremely close matchups. Nucky Thompson was another comeback winner in this bracket. But there were two matchups in the entire first round that came down to 1 single vote. The #13 overall seed and #4 seed in this region, Raylan Givens almost lost to Ed Goodson, but in the end Raylan wins by 1. Russell Hantz tried his best to comeback and win, but he also lost by 1 vote as Erin Reagan-Boyle narrowly defeats him. Ironically enough, those two will face each other in the second round. Two other close matchups were Gus pulling out a comeback win and Boston Rob holding off Bill Henderickson. Those two will face off each other in the next round as well.

Finally, the NBC region was went pretty much as planned with a couple of close matchups. Anthony DiNozzo and Gemma Teller Morrow pulled out close wins, but not as close as some of the other matchups we have seen in the first round. The biggest story from this region is that Barney Stinson DESTROYED Casey with 94% of the vote. By far the largest margin of victory in the first round.

So looking at the overall first round voting results, I thought it was interesting that all 4 animated characters won their first round matchups. I was a little surprised by that, but would be even more surprised if all 4 advanced to the next round. The Office had the most characters in the tournament and they went 5-1 in the first round with Erin almost making it perfect for them. 30 Rock was tied for second with the second most characters in the tournament and they went 4-0. How far can these characters go? On the other hand, Glee also had 4 characters but they went 1-3.

Now if you don’t know what this is all about, go back to the First Round Voting Page and get all of the details there. If you voted in the first round, you should already know, so you can check out the bracket here:

2011 Best TV Character Tournament Bracket

It’s now time for the second round voting. 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 second round voting begin!


ABC Region – Second Round Matchups

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Eastbound and Down (HBO) (55%, 18 Votes)
  • Castle (ABC) (45%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Doctor Who (BBC AMERICA) (63%, 19 Votes)
  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO) (37%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #2 Dexter (SHOWTIME) (65%, 17 Votes)
  • Grimm (NBC) (35%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #7 - Orange is the New Black (NETFLIX) (60%, 12 Votes)
  • Parenthood (NBC) (40%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #3 - New Girl (FOX) (59%, 13 Votes)
  • Psych (USA NETWORK) (41%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #6 - True Detective (HBO) (72%, 18 Votes)
  • Bones (FOX) (28%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • South Park (FOX) (72%, 21 Votes)
  • #1 - Burn Notice (USA NETWORK) (28%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Arrested Development (NETFLIX) (65%, 17 Votes)
  • Shark Tank (ABC) (35%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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FOX Region – Second Round Matchups

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Person of Interest (CBS) (67%, 16 Votes)
  • Revolution (NBC) (33%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #2 - Modern Family (ABC) (96%, 25 Votes)
  • Suits (USA NETWORK) (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Workaholics (COMEDY CENTRAL) (50%, 10 Votes)
  • Mike & Molly (CBS) (50%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #3 - The Blacklist (NBC) (76%, 19 Votes)
  • Veep (HBO) (24%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #6 - Mad Men (AMC) (64%, 16 Votes)
  • American Horror Story (FX) (36%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #1 - Breaking Bad (AMC) (79%, 19 Votes)
  • The Following (FOX) (21%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Homeland (SHOWTIME) (57%, 13 Votes)
  • #8 - Under the Dome (CBS) (43%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 23

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #4 - House of Cards (NETFLIX) (76%, 16 Votes)
  • Royal Pains (USA NETWORK) (24%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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CBS Region – Second Round Matchups

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #5 - Game of Thrones (HBO) (93%, 28 Votes)
  • Sleepy Hollow (FOX) (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #2 - How I Met Your Mother (CBS) (85%, 23 Votes)
  • The Vampire Diaries (CW) (15%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #7 - True Blood (HBO) (60%, 12 Votes)
  • Nashville (ABC) (40%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • The Americans (FX) (76%, 16 Votes)
  • #3 - The Voice (NBC) (24%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Arrow (CW) (81%, 22 Votes)
  • Sullivan & Son (TBS) (19%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #1 - The Big Bang Theory (CBS) (84%, 26 Votes)
  • Top Chef (BRAVO) (16%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Community (NBC) (54%, 14 Votes)
  • #8 - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) (46%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • The Colbert Report (COMEDY CENTRAL) (68%, 17 Votes)
  • #4 - Grey's Anatomy (ABC) (32%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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NBC Region – Second Round Matchups

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) (52%, 13 Votes)
  • #5 - NCIS (CBS) (48%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #2 - Scandal (ABC) (67%, 14 Votes)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) (33%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Revenge (ABC) (55%, 12 Votes)
  • #7 - Once Upon A Time (ABC) (45%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #3 - Pretty Little Liars (ABC FAMILY) (56%, 9 Votes)
  • Last Man Standing (ABC) (44%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #6 - Sons of Anarchy (FX) (60%, 12 Votes)
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX) (40%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Parks & Recreation (NBC) (67%, 18 Votes)
  • #8 - Family Guy (FOX) (33%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • #1 - The Walking Dead (AMC) (77%, 27 Votes)
  • #8 - Criminal Minds (CBS) (23%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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Which TV Show is Better?

  • Doctor Who (BBC AMERICA) (65%, 22 Votes)
  • Eastbound and Down (HBO) (35%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 34

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Each of these polls will stay open for one week. Next week the next round begins and we will continue until the final character is crowed as the best some time in May. Remember to tell all of your friends to vote as well!

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