The Reality Rocks Expo, the first of its kind totally devoted to the Reality TV genre, has finished tabulating the votes from Round 1 and now Zap2it can exclusively reveal that fans voted FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen” its No. 1 reality show.
“It’s a real honor to receive this award,” “Hell’s Kitchen” star Gordon Ramsay says. “We couldn’t have done it without all our incredible fans who have given us such tremendous support over the years. Thank you so much for making ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ the top voted show.”
In Round 1, about 90,000 viewers voted for any of 400 reality TV shows as many times as they wanted.
And guess which show fans came back to vote for more than any other reality show on TV? You people really like your big softies! A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” had the most loyal fan base, who returned multiple times to vote for the show.
“We always knew that we had an incredible and loyal fan base,” Duane “Dog” Chapman says. “‘He that hath a faithful friend hath found a treasure.’ This award from Reality Rocks means the world to us.”
Here are some other standouts from the top 78 list:
- Other food/cooking shows that made the cut: “Top Chef,” “Ace of Cakes,” “Cake Boss,” and “Iron Chef.” Also, Ramsay’s other FOX show, “Kitchen Nightmares,” advanced to Round 2.
- Of Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise, only Atlanta, New Jersey and New York City are moving on to Round 2.
- Personality/Celebrity-driven shows that will advance to the next round include “Bret Michaels: Life as we know it,” Dr. Drew’s “Celebrity Rehab,” “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”
Round 2 voting kicks off in January 2011. At that time, viewers can vote for 78 reality, factual and lifestyle shows on TV by category and genre including Favorite Female Personality, Favorite Villain, and Favorite Food Competition to name a few.
Zap2it is an official media sponsor for The Reality Rocks Expo, which takes place April 9-10, 2011 in Los Angeles. For more information and to register to vote in Round 2, visit the Reality Rocks website.
Here’s the complete list of shows moving on to Round 2 (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
Which reality TV shows will you be voting for?