The NBC Television Tournament: Sweet Sixteen

Round two is complete and we’ve entered the Sweet Sixteen!

Voting was way down from round one (record 39 votes cast in round one) but with 22 votes recorded, it was one of the most successful second rounds ever .

Round three, the Sweet Sixteen, is now in progress.  There are a lot of hit television series’ going one on one, so every vote counts at this point.  Cast ’em!


TO VOTE IN THE SWEET SIXTEEN, CLICK HERE

Statistics:
Total votes: 22

Total upsets (defined as a higher seed defeating a lower seed, e.g. 9 defeating 8): 4
My Name is Earl (#5) defeated Dear John (#4)
Suddenly Susan (#5) defeated Veronica’s Closet (#4)
Taxi (#6) defeated Just Shoot Me! (#3)
Parks and Recreation (#7) defeated The Cosby Show (#2)

Biggest blowout(s):
Margin of 91% to 9%
Cheers (#1) defeated We Got it Made (#8)
Will & Grace (#3) defeated Mama’s Family (#6)

Closet game(s):
Margin of 55% to 45%
Family Ties (#2) defeated Scrubs (#7)

Newest show still remaining:
Parks and Recreation (#7) (premiered in 2009)

Oldest show still remaining:
Cheers (#1) (premiered in 1982)
Taxi (#6) (premiered in 1982)*
*Taxi premiered in 1978, but didn’t begin airing on NBC until 1982.

Bold prediction for round three:
Parks and Recreation (#7) continues to surprise and defeats Taxi (#6)

Safest bet:
Friends (#1) moves into the Elite Eight, easily defeating Suddenly Susan (#5)

How Did I Do?
Bold prediction: Parks and Recreation defeats The Cosby Show by a margin of 60-40.
FINAL RESULT: Parks and Recreation defeated The Cosby Show by a margin of 64-36.

Safest bet: Seinfeld takes down Day by Day.
FINAL RESULT: Seinfeld easily won, defeating Day by Day by a 82-18 margin.

Results from Round Two
Friends (73%) vs. 30 Rock (27%)
Suddenly Susan (68%) vs. Veronica’s Closet (32%)
The Naked Truth (18%) vs. Wings (82%)
Hope & Gloria (14%) vs. Mad About You (86%)

Frasier (73%) vs. Community (27%)
Andy Barker, P.I. (23%) vs. Caroline in the City (77%)
The Single Guy (18%) vs. Night Court (82%)
Scrubs (45%) vs. Family Ties (55%)

Cheers (91%) vs. We Got it Made (9%)
Gimme a Break! (27%) vs. The Office (73%)
Taxi (64%) vs. Just Shoot Me! (36%)
Parks and Recreation (64%) vs. The Cosby Show (36%)

Seinfeld (82%) vs. Day by Day (18%)
My Name is Earl (73%) vs. Dear John (27%)
Mama’s Family  (9%) vs. Will & Grace (91%)
Fired Up (23%) vs. A Different World (77%)


TO VOTE IN THE SWEET SIXTEEN, CLICK HERE
Sweet Sixteen voting has ended.  The survey closed with 11 votes and the totals were published in the Elite Eight page.  The survey for the Sweet Sixteen is being left open for anyone who wishes to look, but any votes cast after the closing time are not included in the overall totals.  If you see a number response with anything other than 11, it means someone voted after the survey closed.  Thanks for your understanding!  – RJ
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