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Never Mind the Neilsens: First 16 Bracket Winners

After an intense week of voting, we’re ready to show you who won the first 16 pairings! There were a slew of votes, which gives me a giant happy, and a few surprises.

The winners are in bold.
#2 Kaylee (Firefly)
#15 Abby Bartlet (The West Wing)

#2 Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls)
#15 April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation)

#2 Zoe Washburn (Firefly)
#15 Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)

#2 Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
#15 Dee (Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

#8 Faith (Buffy)
#8 Inara (Firefly)

#8 Emily Gilmore (Gilmore Girls)
#9 Lindsay Bluth (Arrested Development)

#9 Dana Scully (The X-Files)
#8 River Tam (Firefly)

#8 Roseanne Conner (Roseanne) – Tie
#9 Leela (Futurama) -Tie

#3 Pam (True Blood)
#14 Donna Moss (The West Wing)

#3 Karen Walker (Will & Grace)
#14 Kari Byron (Mythbusters)

#3 Donna Noble (Doctor Who)
#14 Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)

#3 Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
#14 Lucy Ricardo (I Love Lucy)

#5 Willow Rosenberg (Buffy)
#12 Debra Morgan (Dexter)

#5 Samantha Bee (The Daily Show)
#12 Darlene Conner (Roseanne)

#5 CJ Cregg (The West Wing)
#12 Olivia Benson (L&O: SVU)

Persephoneers, we are in a fight.

#5 Lisa Simpson (The Simpsons)
#12 Lily Aldrich (How I Met Your Mother)

Did your favorites win? Were some of your favorites robbed (ROBBED! LIKE CJ?!?!?!)?

We’ll run a tie-breaker on Monday with the regular polls, to see if we can sort out Roseanne and Leela.

We’ll start more polls on Monday, did you like waiting for Friday for the results, with the longer open voting time?  Or would you prefer to know who won sooner? Your wish is my command, TV fans. Even if you didn’t vote CJ in. *grumble*

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

13 replies on “Never Mind the Neilsens: First 16 Bracket Winners”


Okay, I know NOTHING of professional sports playoffs, but aren’t there sometimes wild cards? Could we shoehorn CJ back in as a wildcard? I love Olivia Benson an awful lot, but CJ IS FAR MORE OF A BADASS THAN A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE STILL ON HERE.


Really?  Liz over Lucy?  Liz is not a badass!  She’s an interesting, well-rounded, sometimes endearing, sometimes obnoxious, wonderful character, but she is in no way as bad ass as Lucy.  Ugh.  That’s a robbery for you.

Also a little disappointed that Faith beat Inara, but any decision between two Joss ladies is hard, so I can handle that one.

I was mostly ok until I scrolled back up and realized that Samantha Bee beat Darlene Conner. Does not compute!

And I have a confession. I hate Faith. I was really hoping she’d get knocked out of the competition early. I feel like I’ve broken some Buffy-fan solidarity by admitting that, but she just bugs me.


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