VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

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VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by James Robinson » Thu May 28, 2020 10:00 am

Come on everyone, it’s time to vote for Countdown to be the best UK game show EVER :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D 8-) :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek:

Last year, Ben Justice, a question setter and game show creator compiled a list of his top 100 UK TV game shows ever, and shockingly omitted Countdown from the list!!! :shock: :o :shock: :o

So, a few weeks ago, he decided to ask the British public themselves to name their Top 100 shows, which he then put into 5 groups based on the decade in which the shows were originally broadcast, which you can see here: https://youtu.be/MTOURlOgEUk

And as you can see here: Countdown made it out of a very tough 1980’s group, and is now in the semifinals!!! :D :D :D

If you look towards the end of the results of the heats video, you can see that Countdown is in the second semifinal against tough competition such as The Chase, Pointless, Fifteen To One, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, University Challenge and Taskmaster.

Luckily, the Top TEN in each semifinal move forward to the final phase, but you can vote for up to EIGHT shows in each semifinal, and you vote sort of Eurovision style, by giving shows 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points.

You have until Sunday to vote!!! So, VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... Q/viewform
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Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by Jon O'Neill » Thu May 28, 2020 10:37 am

The fact that this guy created a Top 100 and didn't include Countdown is enough to undermine any of his subsequent output.

With that said, I have voted.

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Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu May 28, 2020 2:19 pm

Ah, Countdown isn't in the first semi. I see.
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Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by Thomas Carey » Thu May 28, 2020 9:18 pm

Done. Quality in SF2 generally a lot stronger than SF1 I thought
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Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by James Robinson » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:18 pm

Interesting update....

Semifinal 2 (the one with Countdown in it) has been voided due to numerous spoilt ballots, so it is being redone for 24 hours, with only one vote per Google account.

Anyone who wants to vote, go here: https://twitter.com/roarjustice/status/ ... 56259?s=21
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Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:20 am

Ha, they had to reset the whole damn thing!
How many times did you vote, James?! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :oops: ;)
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Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:01 am

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:20 am
Ha, they had to reset the whole damn thing!
How many times did you vote, James?! :shock: :shock: :shock: :lol: :oops: ;)
Only the one involving Countdown’s group, the other one has only one minor irregularity, so that wasn’t seen as dodgy.

Apparently, a lot of people just voted for one show, rather than voting for 8. I voted about 5 times, but every time, I did do votes in all the boxes. It’s open until 6pm tonight is the new vote.
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Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by James Robinson » Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:46 am

As you can see from the video put up last night...

COUNTDOWN IS IN THE FINAL!!!!

The other 19 finalists are:

Blockbusters, Bullseye, Catchphrase, Duel, Fifteen To One, Gladiators, !mpossible, Only Connect, Pointless, Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Robot Wars, Taskmaster, The Chase, The Crystal Maze, The Cube, The Krypton Factor, The Mole, University Challenge and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

The final survey will come up on Ben Justice’s page in the next few days..., but it’s great to see that our beloved Countdown is in the Top 20!!!😉😊😄😎👍🕛🕡🔠🔢
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Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

Post by James Robinson » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:06 pm

So, the Top 20 has been revealed, and if you want to see how it all went, go here.

If you don’t care, go to the highlighted bit below... :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

Countdown came joint 10th, along with !mpossible. Only Connect was the winner.
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