Friday, July 31, 2009

Reader Awards 2009 - Results

Drumroll please!

The moment has arrived at last...

It's what you've been waiting all month long for:

The results of the TORCHWOOD.tv Reader Awards!

Enough of me and my waffle, let's begin shall we?!

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RATE THE EPISODES

Strange result here - on average, you're under the impression that the show dropped in quality every single night it was on...

All results are an average mark out of ten:

1: "Children of Earth - Day One" 8.89/10
2: "Children of Earth - Day Two" 8.46/10
3: "Children of Earth - Day Three" 8.09/10
4: "Children of Earth - Day Four" 7.28/10
5: "Children of Earth - Day Five" 6.91/10

It gives a series average of 7.926 (I also asked you to mark the "Children of Earth" serial as a whole out of 10, and this averaged 7.854). To put this in its place, the series one average score was 7.416/10 and series two then scored an average of 7.615/10. So, with regards to popularity amongst fandom, it's third time lucky for Torchwood! This has been the most popular series yet...

Here's a league table of all 31 episodes so far broadcast, based upon the average scores you gave them in this and previous Reader Awards:

1: "Captain Jack Harkness" 9.20/10
2: "Fragments" 9.11/10
3: "End of Days" 8.96/10
4: "Children of Earth - Day One" 8.89/10
5: "Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang" 8.48/10

6: "Children of Earth - Day Two" 8.46/10
7: "Exit Wounds" 8.42/10
8: "Children of Earth - Day Three" 8.09/10
9: "They Keep Killing Suzie" 7.90/10
10: "Everything Changes" 7.84/10

11: "Reset" 7.69/10
12: "Adam" 7.65/10
13: "Something Borrowed" 7.53/10
14: "To the Last Man" 7.52/10
15: "Out of Time" 7.49/10

= "Adrift" 7.49/10
17: "A Day in the Death" 7.46/10
18: "Countrycide" 7.28/10
= "Children of Earth - Day Four" 7.28/10
20: "Small Worlds" 7.27/10

21: "Greeks Bearing Gifts" 7.19/10
22: "Dead Man Walking" 7.15/10
23: "Ghost Machine" 7.14/10
24: "Cyberwoman" 7.07/10
25: "Sleeper" 7.03/10

26: "Children of Earth - Day Five" 6.91/10
27: "Combat" 6.84/10
28: "From Out of the Rain" 6.81/10
29: "Meat" 6.66/10
30: "Day One" 6.64/10
31: "Random Shoes" 5.59/10

BEST ACTOR/ACTRESS

Well, the Janto squad were out in force...

The shocking departure of Ianto Jones, and the subsequent anger from a lot of Woodies, left a real dent in the results. Biggest shock of all... how far down the list one John Barrowman is!

1: Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones) 54.29%
2: Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) 22.86%
3: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) 18.57%
4: Kai Owen (Rhys Williams) 4.29%

At least Kai got more votes this time around...

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR/ACTRESS

Andy Pryor, you did us proud...

1: Peter Capaldi (John Frobisher) 51.39%
2: Paul Copley (Clement McDonald) 11.11%
3: Lucy Cohu (Alice Carter) 9.72%
4: Cush Jumbo (Lois Habiba) 9.72%
5: Liz May Brice (Agent Johnson) 8.33%
6: Tom Price (PC Andy Davidson) 6.94%
7: Susan Brown (Bridget Spears) 2.78%

QUESTION TIME

Winning choice shown:

1: Were you happy with the end of Children of Earth? No (56.3%)
2: Do you think the show will return for a 4th series? Yes (82.4%)
2B: Should another series return to the 13 episode format? Yes (76.5%)
3: Are you a British viewer? No (71.8%)
3B: If 'no' to the above, did you watch the series legally? Yes (58.7%)
4: Would you be interested in an American version of the show? No (87.1%)
5: Can the show continue without John Barrowman? No (73.9%)

THE CHILDREN OF EARTH HALL OF FAME

Securing at least two thirds of the vote it's... GARETH DAVID-LLOYD!

Runners up include Russell T Davies, Euros Lyn, BBC One and other members of the cast and crew.

MESSAGE FROM THE FANS

"'Crapped myself' awesomeness! Loved it!" Shabbs
"Pass the Retcon!" Jennifer S
"Imaginative well acted series arc" Michael R

"Good fun (till Ianto dies...)" Guadalupe
"Terrifying, explosive, yet thought-provoking" Erica
"Heartbreaking honest in it's brutality." Jane

"No Ianto, no series 4!" Sophie
"Gut-wrentching, Fantasticness!" Jon L
"An action-packed thrill ride." Terri

"Happy pills are in order." Wojtek
"Torchwood’s finally grown up!" Steve
"Wouldn't happened under Harriet Jones!" K Faith

"Brilliant start, anti-climactic finish." Aussie 54
"T'was sadly delightful and magical." Jones
"ACTION... SHOCK... ACTION, MORE SHOCK" Joseph

"Best show in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Ann
"RTD punished fans for Janto..." FurBall
"Save the coffee boy please!" Lilith

"Shocking, Stunning Work, want more" Don
"Incredibly overwhelming, sexy, and creepy!" Sander
"Awesome, but not for Ianto!!" Anita

"The best five hour movie EVER!" utini42
"THE SHOW MUST GO ON!" Jon

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RATE THE AUDIO ADVENTURES

With a mark out of 10:

1: "The Dead Line" 8.78/10
2: "Lost Souls" 7.56/10
3: "Golden Age" 7.07/10
4: "Asylum" 7.00/10

RATE THE (DOCTOR WHO) EPISODE

Just one episode to review this year (average out of 10)...

1: "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" 8.57/10

Here's how it compares to other Doctor Who episodes:

1: "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances" - 9.38/10
2: "Bad Wolf"/"The Parting of the Ways" - 8.92/10
3: "Utopia"/"Sound of Drums"/"Last of the Time Lords" - 8.68/10
4: "The Stolen Earth"/"Journey's End" - 8.57/10
5: "Boomtown" - 7.87/10
6: "The Unquiet Dead" - 7.12/10
7: "Aliens of London" - 6.51/10

BEST TIE-IN BOOK

1: "Almost Perfect" (James Goss) - 35.71%
2: "Pack Animals" (Peter Anghelides) - 21.43%
3: "The House that Jack Built" (Guy Adams) - 16.66%
4: "SkyPoint" (Phil Ford) - 9.52%
= "Into the Silence" (Sarah Pinborough) - 9.52%
6: "Bay of the Dead" (Mark Morris) - 7.14%

ACCESS ALL AREAS - OTHER MERCHANDISE

Alas, there wasn't enough data to put this together, but most things received a score of around 7-7.5, so there's still room for improvement!

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I'm eternally grateful for everybody who voted. Couldn't have done it without you!

Normally at this point I promise to see you again same time, same place next year... but sob, this is it for me now. Hopefully the new guard at TORCHWOOD.tv continue the tradition, and should a fourth series launch next year, here's to the 2010 Reader Awards!!

For the first time, I'll be one of the fans writing in. Exciting!
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