Cops L.A.C. was the worst Australian show of 2010 according to TV Tonight readers.
The drama was voted the worst of the year by a landslide vote, with Kate Ritchie also polling strongly in the Worst Female category (in contrast to her winning the Favourite Female award in the 2007 awards).
But ultimately it was Melissa Doyle who took out that category for the third year in a row.
Meanwhile Kyle Sandilands, who was voted Worst Male in 2008 for Big Brother, has now taken the title again for his work on The X Factor and Australia’s Got Talent. But it was a fight with Eddie McGuire who was again voted Most Overexposed Performer.
US zombie series The Walking Dead is the show readers most want to watch. Who is going to pick this show up, please?
Here are the final results of the 2010 Awards:
* denotes runaway winner
/ denotes Tie.
(2009: winner of last year’s award)
MOST OVEREXPOSED PERFORMER
Kyle Sandilands, Grant Denyer, Shane Warne, Daryl Somers.
(2009: Eddie McGuire)
Eddie McGuire, David Koch, Daryl Somers, Shane Warne.
(2009: Eddie McGuire)
Carrie Bickmore, Kate Ritchie, Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Tracy Grimshaw.
(2009: Melissa Doyle)
WORST SHOW (AUSTRALIAN)
Hey Hey it’s Saturday, The X Factor, Warnie, Packed to the Rafters.
(2009: The Spearman Experiment)
WORST SHOW (INTERNATIONAL)
Two and a Half Men*
The Event, Glee, Cougar Town, Jersey Shore / Raising Hope.
(2009: Dance Your Ass Off)
INTERNATIONAL SHOW WE NEED TO SEE ON AIR
The Walking Dead
Boardwalk Empire, Mike and Molly, S*** My Dad Says, Hawaii Five-0 / The X Factor UK
(2009: Modern Family)
THE STORY OF THE YEAR
Oprah in Oz, The Hey Dad Scandal, MasterChef dominates the ratings / The end of Lost / Sarah Murdoch’s Next Top Model fiasco.
(2009: MasterChef becomes a hit)
BEST SUBSCRIPTION CHANNEL
Showcase, Arena, Lifestyle, FOX Sports.
BEST DIGITAL CHANNEL
7mate, ABC2, 7TWO, ABC News 24.
BEST FREE TO AIR NETWORK
Seven, ABC, Nine, SBS.
In the category of International Show We Need to See Here a number of readers voted for shows that were on Pay TV but not on Free to Air (ie True Blood), but as they already air in Australia the votes were discounted.
FOX8 is yet to lose the Best Subscription Channel across the four years of voting.
Other winners were listed in TV Tonight Awards: Good Year for Drama.