After 90,000 votes and a month of waiting, the verdict is in on the most popular reality, factual and lifestyle television shows. Hell’s Kitchen has earned the most votes from fans, while Dog the Bounty Hunter tops the list with the most loyal voters. Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Dancing With the Stars, Cake Boss, Teen Mom, Chopped, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Iron Chef and Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It are also among the top 78 shows that include the top 75 voted shows by fans and three producer picks.
These beloved, top-rated shows will now move on to a second round of voting by category and genre, including: Favorite Female Personality; Favorite Villain; Best Host of Science Reality; and Favorite Food Competition, to name a few, with final nominees to be announced in January.
The second round of voting will run January 2011 through March, with the final awards being presented at the on-site Reality Rocks Awards during the Reality Rocks Expo™ on April 9-10, 2011 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Fans can now buy their tickets to attend the Reality Rocks Expo™ at www.realityrocks.net.
“It’s a real honor to receive this award, we couldn’t have done it without all our incredible fans who have given us such tremendous support over the years,” said Gordon Ramsay, Head Chef of Hell’s Kitchen. “Thank you so much for making Hell’s Kitchen the top voted show.”
With over 400 reality shows broadcast into houses across America in the last year, Reality Rocks Expo™ offers a forum for fans to deliver their fiercest devotion yet. More than just a popularity contest, fans themselves are encouraged to participate and voice their opinions on their favorite shows through their fan pages on www.realityrocks.net.
“Mahalo,” said Dog the Bounty Hunter. “We always knew that we had an incredible and loyal fan base. He that hath a faithful friend hath found a treasure (Ecclesiasticus 6:14). This award from Reality Rocks means the world to us.”
One lucky fan who registered to vote in the first round has won “The Fireball Fan Award” for having the most active and dedicated fan page. The winner will receive two free coach class, round-trip tickets to Los Angeles for the Reality Rocks Expo™, two night’s hotel and two VIP All Access Passes. Five runners up “Fireball Fans” have won complimentary “All Access VIP Badges” to Reality Rocks Expo™ and 100 additional fans have won free registration tickets to the event as well as other show related merchandise.
In the second round of voting, slated to begin in early January, there will be a host of additional Fan prizes for those who register and vote! Additionally, over the month of December, registered fans will have the opportunity to submit two minute, self produced videos about why they love their favorite shows. These will also be voted on by the fans during the January to March round of voting culminating in the shows winning in the final categories and the winner of the Fan Love Letter Video, winning a round-trip ticket and VIP pass to the event and special status at the awards presentation.
Full List of Top 78 Reality Shows For Reality Rocks Fan Awards:
(In Alphabetical Order)
Hell’s Kitchen – Top Voted
Dog the Bounty Hunter – Loyalty Love
Ace of Cakes
America’s Funniest Home Videos
America’s Got Talent
America’s Most Wanted
Billy the Exterminator
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (all rehabs)
Criss Angel Mindfreak
Dancing with the Stars
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Gene Simmons Family Jewels
Ghost Hunters International
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys
How’d You Get So Rich?
Ice Road Truckers
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami
Little People Big World
My Fair Wedding with David Tutera
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Real L Word: Los Angeles
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Say Yes to the Dress
So You Think You Can Dance
Steven Seagal Lawman
Teach: Tony Danza
The Amazing Race 16
The First 48
The Little Couple
The Michael Vick Project
The Real Housewives of Atlanta
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
The Real Housewives of New York City
The Singing Bee
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood
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