And here they are!
The Best and Worst of 2007 as decided by you, readers of TV Tonight.
Several shows featured prominently across a number of categories, clearly winning a legion of fans across the year. There were also a number of fansites campaigning hard to get their best across the line. But all’s fair in love and television!
On the eve of TV Tonight’s first birthday we bring you all the winners….
Best Drama (Australian): City Homicide.
Runners Up: Neighbours, All Saints, Home & Away
TV Tonight spoke to City Homicide’s Nadine Garner about the show’s success. She was delighted to hear the show had found such enthusiasm with viewers in its first year.
“Producing yet another Australian police drama was in many ways a big risk for the Seven network. How could it possibly top the popularity of Blue Heelers and loyal following of Stingers, both Melbourne made long running successful cop dramas?” said Nadine.
“So far I think City Homicide, although not a revelation to the cop genre, has delivered a punchy, authentic and truthful hour of weekly drama that I personally am very proud of.
“I largely credit the success of the show to its incredibly experienced writers, John Hugginson and John Banas, and their determination to write the first series entirely on their own, thereby guaranteeing a strict code and through line for each character.
“It’s a pleasure to work with writers who are genuinely excited about each new script they present, under the creative watch of producer Mary Anne Carroll. The cast work well as an ensemble and genuinely enjoy being on set together. All up I think this makes for a watchable drama and hopefully characters that continue to grow, evolve and be relevant to our audience.”
City Homicide also finished the ratings year as Australia’s #1 drama and put up an admirable fight as a contender in this site’s Best New Australian Show.
“Thanks for watching!” Nadine added.
Best Drama (International): Doctor Who
Runners Up: Lost, Brothers and Sisters, House.
Best Comedy (Australian): Summer Heights High
Runners Up: The Chaser’s War on Everything, Thank God You’re Here, Kath & Kim.
Best Comedy (International): The Office
Runners Up: Family Guy, The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives
Best Light Entertainment: Spicks and Specks
Runners Up: Rove, Dancing with the Stars, At the Movies
Best Morning Programme: Sunrise
Runners Up: 9am with David and Kim, Today, The Morning Show
Best Game Show: Deal or No Deal
Runners Up: Are you Smarter than a Fifth Grader?, The Rich List, The Singing Bee
Best Reality (Australian): Big Brother
Runners Up: Australian Idol, Australia’s Next Top Model, The Biggest Loser
Best Reality (International): The Amazing Race
Runners Up: So You Think You Can Dance, Survivor, America’s Next Top Model
Best Lifestyle: Better Homes and Gardens
Runners Up: What’s Good For You, The Great Outdoors, Getaway
Best Kids Show: Blue Water High
Runners Up: Hi:5, H:20 Just Add Water, Here’s Humphrey
Best Interview Show: Enough Rope with Andrew Denton
Runners Up: Insiders, Lateline, Meet the Press
Best Factual / Documentary Series: Border Security
Runners Up: Australian Story, Bondi Rescue, Crime Investigation Australia
Best News / Public Affairs: Seven News
Runners Up: TEN News at Five, 7:30 Report, ABC News
Best Sports: AFL Grand Final
Runners Up: Australian Open 2007 (Tennis), Before the Game, Cricket 20/20
Best Female: Kate Ritchie
Runners Up: Sonia Kruger, Myf Warhurst, Julia Zemiro
Best Male: Rove
Runners Up: Chris Lilley, Adam Hills, Shane Bourne
Most Underrated Performer: Jackie Woodburne
Runners Up: Shaun Micallef, Chris Lilley, Sonia Kruger
Best New Australian Show: Summer Heights High
Runners Up: City Homicide, Newstopia, Sea Patrol
Biggest Blunder: Nine axing too many shows without notice
Runners Up: TEN replaces Gretel Killeen with Kyle and Jackie O
Eddie McGuire’s reign
Today Tonight chains in a nursing home
Best Brawl: Kyle Sandilands vs Dave Hughes
Runners Up: Californication vs The Catholic Church
A Current Affair vs Today Tonight
Tarisai vs Australian Idol
Worst Female: Jackie O
Runners Up: Anna Coren, Gretel Killeen, Melissa Doyle
Worst Male: Kyle Sandilands
Runners Up: Eddie McGuire, Daryl Somers, Andrew O’Keefe
Worst Show: Big Brother
Runners Up: The Mint, Today Tonight, National Bingo Night
Best Subscription Channel: Fox 8
Runners Up: Arena, Comedy, Fox Sports
Best Network: Seven
Runners Up: TEN, ABC, Foxtel / Optus / Austar
Thanks for voting!