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FAVORITE REALITY SHOW

The TV tribe has spoken, as fans have cast more than a million online votes for their favorite shows and stars. The winners will be revealed Sept. 18, when ABC News and people present the Barbara Walters-hosted special Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time, but here’s a sneak peek at some of the top picks.

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BEST in TV SPECIAL

Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC

Dancing with the Stars ABC

24%

“I thought my agent had been drinking,” host Tom Bergeron recalls of being asked to host the celeb dance competition in 2005. “I said, ‘You’re kidding, right?'” He stopped laughing as more than 25 million viewers began tuning in. “When Season 2 launched like gangbusters,” he says, “my accountant and I breathed sighs of relief.”

American

Idol

FOX

19%

Survivor

CBS

13%

The Amazing Race

CBS

13%

Deadliest Catch

Discovery

8%