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SOPRANOS Best & OCTOBER ROAD Worst in Critics Poll

July 10, 2007 by polled 35 of the top TV critics to see what shows soared and which shows sank during this past season.  THE SOPRANOS seemed to be a favorite among all the critics and took the top spot of 2007 series.  ABC’s OCTOBER ROAD didn’t fare too well and was voted the top…of the worst shows.  And how the might have fallen – last year 24 was up near the top of the best shows, and this year not only didn’t it make the cut, but it was voted as the second worst show on TV.  Ouch! Jack Bauer should forget about saving the world and concentrate on saving his own show.


  1. The Sopranos
  2. Lost
  3. Friday Night Lights
  4. The Office
  5. Ugly Betty
  6. Heroes
  7. 30 Rock
  8. The Shield
  9. Grey’s Anatomy
  10. The Tudors
  11. The Riches
  12. Entourage
  13. Battlestar Galactica
  14. American Idol
  15. House
  16. Boston Legal
  17. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  18. Desperate Housewives & Rome (tied)
  19. Everybody Hates Chris & CSI (tied)
  20. Brothers & Sisters
  21. Veronica Mars
  22. The New Adventures of Old Christine


  1. October Road
  2. 24
  3. The Real Wedding Crashers
  4. The Black Donnellys
  5. The Pussycat Dolls Presents: The Search for the Next Doll
  6. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne
  7. Nancy Grace
  8. The Sons of Hollywood & On the Lot & The Wedding Belles (tied)

Check out the list.  Did your top show make the cut? Do you agree or disagree with the critics? Leave a comment and let us know.

Votes were tabulated using a weighted scale. Critics submitted 10 shows in the best series category, with the top choice receiving 10 points, the second choice 9 points and so on down to the 10th choice, which received 1 point. Critics submitted five shows in the worst series category, with weighting descending from 5 points for the No. 1 choice to 1 point for No. 5. Shows were televised between Jan. 8 and June 18, 2007. For more on this poll and to see the list of critics surveyed, click here.

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13 Responses to “SOPRANOS Best & OCTOBER ROAD Worst in Critics Poll”

  1. SOPRANOS Best & OCTOBER ROAD Worst in Critics Poll — All This Nonsense on July 10th, 2007 10:54 am

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  2. sdr on July 10th, 2007 11:57 am

    i find it hard to believe that the wire was not submitted by multiple critics. year after year, entertainment weekly, the Times and other high level publications list it as not only the best show of the year but one of the top 5 of all time, period.

  3. Mannie on July 10th, 2007 2:56 pm

    Veronica Mars should have been higher on the list in my humble opinion.

  4. Amy on July 10th, 2007 3:19 pm

    The Black Donnellys was a good show, it does not deserve to be on the “worst list” at all.

    And The Office probably shouldn’t be that high, with this last mediocre season. I really hope Season Four picks itself up, and becomes less about parties and excursions.

  5. JennyL on July 10th, 2007 4:45 pm

    Man on man…seeing Veronica Mars as #22 broke my heart…I mean, that’s a great number if you think of all the tv shows! Darn that CW.

  6. jojo on July 10th, 2007 4:47 pm

    I agree w/ Amy and sdr The Wire should be number 1 season 4 was the most talked about and one of the best seasons since 1.

    The Office definetely should not be in the top 5 at all. This season was hit and miss.

    My list in the top 5: The Wire, Sopranos, Rescue Me, Friday Night Lights, and out of all the comedies on the air 30 Rock should be #5.

  7. jojo on July 10th, 2007 4:56 pm

    I forgot to add where’s Scrubs? That show gets no love.

  8. JennyL on July 10th, 2007 5:01 pm

    I just need to say that I totally agree that The Office is in the top 5.

  9. Ryan on July 10th, 2007 5:41 pm

    The Office most definitely should be in the top 5. It has a unique format, a balanced and talented cast, and intelligent, sly humor. This season has been a transition season and although not as fluid and fitted at season 2, it was nonetheless hilarious and insightful.

    I’m surprised The Sopranos was number one after all the complaints about the finale. At least it was Grey’s Anatomy. Hate that show.

  10. Geri on July 10th, 2007 6:26 pm

    At least VM was considered one of the good shows…and as a loyal VM fan I gotta admit season three was not that good.

    Btw: Friday Night Lights on 3rd…no surprise here. Just like VM it´s an awesome show watched by journalists and not by actual ´real´ people.

  11. Andy on July 10th, 2007 10:31 pm

    I loved Black Donnellys…that being said…they’re right where they should be…

  12. krizit on July 11th, 2007 10:48 am

    aww lol I love “October Road” … or Brian Greenberg, it’s definitely one of those.

  13. Charlotte on July 12th, 2007 12:48 am

    WOOO! WHOOO! Go The Office!! I think it is placed perfectly!