Welcome to the 2015 Character Cup - Round 3. Once again, I am astounded by all the passionate TV fans that have participated. Round 2B had by far the largest voter turnout with 39,714 votes. That's only 2,500 shy of half the votes we had in the entire competition last year. Simply amazing! We also saw the closest polls of the tournament yet with Oliver (Arrow) narrowly losing to Helena (Orphan Black) by 7 votes. Wow! Thanks to everyone who is voting, commenting, and spreading the word.
Starting with round 3, each day will have 4 or fewer polls and the turnaround time is very quick. Making it into tomorrow's round 3 contest are Jamie Fraser, Emma Swan, Spencer Reid, Mickey Milkovich, Helena, Buffy Summers, Peggy Carter, and Tyrion Lannister. Congrats! After that victors will be in new rounds every day until a winner is declared. If you have any questions, please put them in the comments below. Also I have added nominating for a special poll we will be having in round 4. If people like it, we may have another one also for round 5 or 6. Good luck and happy voting!
Prediction Cup Update - Once again our prediction poll leaders have changed. Perrin now controls the top spot with Wired Wizard in second and Sooze55 in third. Congratulations to each of you. Awesome predicting. Since this contest has killed many brackets, expect to see things continue to bounce among the top leaders.
Fun Fact - Jamie Fraser got more votes alone than any poll (both characters) in the contest previously and more than the bottom 12 characters combined.
Fun Fact #2 - Last year the contest had 84,532 votes altogether (minus pre-contest nominating polls, etc.). This year we already have 116,850.
CC Facts and Stats - updated
Scribd Bracket - updated
1A / 1B / 1C / 1D
2A / 2B
Today's TV Talk Topic:
TV Extras: Yesterday we touched on webisodes, but what about all those other TV peripherals especially on DVD sets. Do you regularly watch gag reels, commentaries, behind-the-scenes features, interviews, documentaries, etc. of your favorite shows? What are your favorite TV extras now and all-time? Which shows have your favorites? Have you ever bought DVDs just for the special features? Do you even still buy DVD's and box sets? Do you regularly check out convention and set visits posted online, like SDCC? How much time do you spend on your favorite shows beyond just watching the episodes?
Bonus: Since we are starting to get fewer shows still in the contest, every once in awhile I will throw in a bonus poll to keep others involved too. In the nominating process the idea of vehicles being characters in a show was brought up, specifically Dean's Baby in Supernatural and the Tardis in Doctor Who but there are a lot of beloved TV vehicles out there. Nominations will stay open for about 1.5 days and the poll will take place in round 4. While you can nominate multiple times, please don't nominate the same vehicle multiple times. Thanks and have fun.