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Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Posted on: June 29, 2008 11:22 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2008 2:47 pm
 
Here are the results from round 2 and the match ups for round 3. This week we have added the 3rd category for Westerns. If you thought the previous match ups provided some tough choices wait till you see these. Once again you will notice that not all the match ups have the same number of votes as selected voters left out some of them. I was surprised by the results of some of the match ups, especially by some of the margins both large and small. Some of what would my choices have been eliminated. We had, based on the seeding, 3 upsets on the drama side and 2 in the comedies. For those of who are curious I did need to cast a vote to break a tie but being sneaky like I am I also cast a vote to make another match up also only 1 vote apart. The numbers in bold type are the number of votes received in the 2nd round, while the winner of each match up is also in bold face type.

Dramas:

(1)Hill Street Blues 22 vs. (33)Star Trek 19
(2)NYPD Blue 24 vs. (31)Quantum Leap 16
(3)Hawaii Five-O 38 vs. (30)Picket Fences 5
(4)The Sopranos 31 vs. (29)Northern Exposure 7
(5)Miami Vice 31 vs. (28)Mannix 11
(6)24 17 vs. (27)Magnum PI 23
(7)C.S.I. 31 vs. (26)L.A. Law 11
(8)Rockford Files 34 vs. (25)Homicide Life On The Streets 10
(9)CSI Miami 23 vs. (24)Dexter 16
(10)Lost 17 vs. (23)Dallas 23
(11)Perry Mason 31 vs. (22)The Wire 8
(12)St. Elsewhere 8 vs. (21)The Twilight Zone 34
(13)E.R. 22 vs. (20)The Shield 18
(19)House 30 vs. (51)Marcus Welby M.D. 11
(15)Law & Order 28 vs. (47)I Spy 10
(16)Law and Order SVU 22 vs. (48)In The Heat Of The Night 16

Comedies:

(1)Seinfeld 38 vs. (32)Newhart(Chicago) 7
(2)Cheers 42 vs. (34)The Wonder Years 1
(3)M*A*S*H 40 vs. (30)Curb Your Enthusiasm 4
(4)All In The Family 34 vs. (36)Alf 9
(5)Married with Children 35 vs. (28)Fresh Prince 8
(6)Simpsons 29 vs. (27)Family Ties 15
(7)Andy Griffith 26 vs. (26)Everybody Loves Raymond 19
(8)Barney Miller 23 vs. (25)Threes Company 22
(9)Taxi 31 vs. (41)Frasier 13
(10)Happy Days 25 vs. (42)Get Smart 18
(11)Honeymooners 31 vs. (43)Gomer Pyle 12
(12)Sanford and Son 24 vs. (21)Beverly Hillbillies 19
(13)Soap 16 vs. (20)Night Court 27
(14)WKRP 22 vs. (19)Gilligans Island 19
(15)Cosby Show 21 vs. (18)Friends 22
(16)I Love Lucy 33 vs. (17)Bob Newhart(Vermont) 11


Now for the new match ups. I chose the 16th seed for Westerns among a few shows that each only received one vote. I really don't think it mattered which show I picked as I expect it to get trounced in the first round.

Western Bracket:

(1)Gunsmoke vs. (16)High Chaparral
(2)Bonanza vs. (15)The Lone Ranger
(3)The Rifleman vs. (14)Branded
(4)Rawhide vs. (13)Wanted : Dead or Alive
(5)Wagon Train vs. (12)The Wild Wild West
(6)Deadwood vs. (11)Bat Masterson
(7)Have Gun, Will Travel vs. (10)Maverick
(8)The Big Valley vs. (9)The Virginian

Drama Bracket:

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (16)Law and Order SVU
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (15) Law & Order
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (19) House
(4)The Sopranos vs. (13)E.R.
(5)Miami Vice vs. (21)The Twilight Zone
(27)Magnum PI vs. (11)Perry Mason
(7)C.S.I. vs. (23)Dallas
(8)Rockford Files vs. (9)CSI Miami

Comedy Bracket:

(1)Seinfeld vs. (16)I Love Lucy
(2)Cheers vs. (15)Friends
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (14)WKRP
(4)All In The Family vs. (20)Night Court
(5)Married with Children vs. (12)Sanford and Son
(6)Simpsons vs. (11)Honeymooners
(7)Andy Griffith vs. (10)Happy Days
(8)Barney Miller vs. (9)Taxi

Once again I will not be voting unless there is the need for a tiebreaker. Please try and remember to rate your fellow posters as I am sure they will do the same for you. I know I give everyone a 5 as part of my thank you. You folks have made this fun for me to do, hope you are enjoying it also. I thank you once again for your participation.

When I first posted this I forgot to include the voting cut off time and date. Voting will end on Sunday July 6 at 11:00 pm est. The next round will be posted as soon as possible after that.
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Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: July 6, 2008 7:50 am
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Western:

Gunsmoke

Bananza

The Rifleman

Rawhide

The Wild Wild West

Deadwood

Maverick

The Virginian

 

Drama:

Hill Street Blues

NYPD Blue

House

The Sopranos

The Twilight Zone

Magnum PI

Dallas

CSI Miami

 

Comedy:

Seinfeld

Cheers

Mash

Night Court

Sanford and Son

Honeymooners

Happy Days

Taxi




Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2008 11:06 pm
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

HI Yankee and the winners are.......

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M*A*S*H    now they have the C*A*S*H   and it is the only real-life funny as hell comedy, we still have idiots in the US Army that are pased off as officers.

Bonanza  - Best Western (and it is not a motel) hands down favorite, -six shooters up!




Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2008 9:51 pm
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

drama:

2 major upsets

law and order svu

law and order

house

sopranos

miami vice

perry mason

csi

csi; miami

 

comedies:

all higher seed prevail except for my man ralph kramden...the honeymooners

 

westerns:

not much interest here

 




Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2008 10:47 am
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Seinfeld

Cheers

MASH

Night Court

Sanford and Son

Simpsons

Andy Griffith

Taxi




Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: July 4, 2008 11:32 pm
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Hey Yankee, first off, thanks for inviting me to vote in the last round. It was a lot of fun. It's obvious you put a lot of time and effort into doing this so we can all get a view of not only your's, but every voter's input on what they like. I appreciate the work you do on here to add to our enjoyment of sportsline!  And for that, I give you major kudos.... good job, and keep it up Yankee!! Now, I'll stop rambling and cast some votes!

Western Bracket:

(1)Gunsmoke vs. (16)High Chaparral
(2)Bonanza vs. (15)The Lone Ranger
(3)The Rifleman vs. (14)Branded
(4)Rawhide vs. (13)Wanted : Dead or Alive
(5)Wagon Train vs. (12)The Wild Wild West
(6)Deadwood vs. (11)Bat Masterson
(7)Have Gun, Will Travel vs. (10)Maverick
(8)The Big Valley
vs. (9)The Virginian

Drama Bracket:

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (16)Law and Order SVU
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (15) Law & Order
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (19) House
(4)The Sopranos vs. (13)E.R.
(5)Miami Vice vs. (21)The Twilight Zone
(27)Magnum PI vs. (11)Perry Mason
(7)C.S.I. vs. (23)Dallas
(8)Rockford Files vs. (9)CSI Miami

Comedy Bracket:

(1)Seinfeld vs. (16)I Love Lucy
(2)Cheers vs. (15)Friends
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (14)WKRP
(4)All In The Family vs. (20)Night Court
(5)Married with Children vs. (12)Sanford and Son
(6)Simpsons vs. (11)Honeymooners
(7)Andy Griffith vs. (10)Happy Days
(8)Barney Miller vs. (9)Taxi




Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2008 9:38 pm
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Yank I'm on here late but  I was unavoidably detained. If ok with you I am rating only comedies. Dramas and westerns I just haven't seen enough of any to rate fairly. Give me Seinfeld[1] over Lucy. Cheers[2], MASH[3] over WKRP only if on the episodes featuring Frank Burns. All in the Family[4] over Night Court and this should be a shutout. Sanford[12], Simpsons[6], Andy Griffith[7] over Happy Days although the first season was quite good. Taxi[9] over Barney Miller.



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: July 4, 2008 12:10 am
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Western Bracket:

(1)Gunsmoke vs. (16)High Chaparral  Gotta love Festus
(2)Bonanza vs. (15)The Lone Ranger
(3)The Rifleman vs. (14)Branded  I had one of those distinctive rifles as a toy when I was a kid.
(4)Rawhide vs. (13)Wanted : Dead or Alive  McQueen vs Eastwood  -  I'll go for McQueen
(5)Wagon Train vs. (12)The Wild Wild West
(6)Deadwood vs. (11)Bat Masterson   I have to admit I have never seen Deadwood,  not a cable subscriber.
(7)Have Gun, Will Travel vs. (10)Maverick   Tough matchup,  both quality westerns!  James Garner over Richard Boone.
(8)The Big Valley vs. (9)The Virginian   Big Valley was like a soap,  James Drury more authentic for my money.

Drama Bracket:

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (16)Law and Order SVU   I've never seen the other one
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (15) Law & Order   see the above answer
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (19) House Never seen House
(4)The Sopranos vs. (13)E.R.   Never seen either of these,  but I hear Sopranos is good.
(5)Miami Vice vs. (21)The Twilight Zone  no-brainer,  the gremlins on the wing w/ Shatner is a classic.
(27)Magnum PI vs. (11)Perry Mason  Don't like either of these shows.
(7)C.S.I. vs. (23)Dallas   Never seen a CSI show,  didn't like Dallas at all,  what can I do?
(8)Rockford Files vs. (9)CSI Miami   James Garner one of my favs.

(1)Seinfeld vs. (16)I Love Lucy   Frawley and Vance were the best,  but Seinfeld is iconic
(2)Cheers vs. (15)Friends   Yea Norm!  Friends was dopey...
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (14)WKRP   Army would not let us see MASH on the AFN network,  wonder why?  I love Jan Smithers...
(4)All In The Family vs. (20)Night Court
(5)Married with Children vs. (12)Sanford and Son   Kelly Bundy,  mmmmmmmm...
(6)Simpsons vs. (11)Honeymooners
(7)Andy Griffith vs. (10)Happy Days
(8)Barney Miller vs. (9)Taxi   Jim and Latka two of the funniest characters in history!

This is an interesting poll,  thanks Yankluv.  Looking forword to the next round...

 




Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2008 10:44 pm
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Western Bracket:

(1)Gunsmoke vs. (16)High Chaparral
(2)Bonanza vs. (15)The Lone Ranger
(3)The Rifleman vs. (14)Branded  (now that was really a hard one)
(4)Rawhide vs. (13)Wanted : Dead or Alive
(5)Wagon Train
vs. (12)The Wild Wild West  (would come on before fishing with orlando wilson then wrestling)
(6)Deadwood vs. (11)Bat Masterson
(7)Have Gun, Will Travel vs. (10)Maverick
(8)The Big Valley vs. (9)The Virginian

Drama Bracket:

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (16)Law and Order SVU
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (15) Law & Order
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (19) House
(4)The Sopranos vs. (13)E.R.
(5)Miami Vice vs. (21)The Twilight Zone (another tough one, but you can't argue with the zone man)
(27)Magnum PI vs. (11)Perry Mason (ok too much is too much, i refuse to subject myself to this one)
(7)C.S.I. vs. (23)Dallas
(8)Rockford Files vs. (9)CSI Miami

Comedy Bracket:

(1)Seinfeld vs. (16)I Love Lucy  (loved lucy, but can't argue.  easy one here)
(2)Cheers vs. (15)Friends  (most definately another easy one)
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (14)WKRP
(4)All In The Family vs. (20)Night Court
(5)Married with Children vs. (12)Sanford and Son (i will never go down as to bashing FRED G. SANFORD and will not vote against AL BUNDY.  AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!!!!
(6)Simpsons vs. (11)Honeymooners
(7)Andy Griffith vs. (10)Happy Days (there once was a deputy called Fife, he carried a gun, he carried a knife . . . .someone finish this!!!  lol
(8)Barney Miller vs. (9)Taxi



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2008 8:34 pm
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Great job Yank...

Western Bracket:

(1)Gunsmoke vs. (16)High Chaparral
(2)Bonanza vs. (15)The Lone Ranger
(3)The Rifleman vs. (14)Branded
(4)Rawhide vs. (13)Wanted : Dead or Alive
(5)Wagon Train vs. (12)The Wild Wild West
(6)Deadwood vs. (11)Bat Masterson
(7)Have Gun, Will Travel
vs. (10)Maverick
(8)The Big Valley vs. (9)The Virginian

Drama Bracket:

(1)Hill Street Blues vs. (16)Law and Order SVU
(2)NYPD Blue vs. (15) Law & Order
(3)Hawaii Five vs. (19) House
(4)The Sopranos vs. (13)E.R.
(5)Miami Vice vs. (21)The Twilight Zone
(27)Magnum PI vs. (11)Perry Mason
(7)C.S.I. vs. (23)Dallas
(8)Rockford Files vs. (9)CSI Miami

Comedy Bracket:

(1)Seinfeld vs. (16)I Love Lucy
(2)Cheers vs. (15)Friends
(3)M*A*S*H vs. (14)WKRP
(4)All In The Family vs. (20)Night Court
(5)Married with Children vs. (12)Sanford and Son
(6)Simpsons vs. (11)Honeymooners
(7)Andy Griffith
vs. (10)Happy Days
(8)Barney Miller vs. (9)Taxi

 

 




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2008 10:01 am
 

Round 3 in the Best Shows in TV History

Fansince66, once again you have made me smile as your comments bought back very specific memories of certain shows. I appreciate the kind words from all of you here. It makes doing this blog worth the work involved.


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