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October 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Fall TV poll: ‘Blacklist,’ ‘Gotham’ are the winners

Megan Boone as FBI Agent Elizabeth Keen and James Spader as Raymond Reddington on NBC's "The Blacklist"

Megan Boone as FBI Agent Elizabeth Keen and James Spader as Raymond Reddington on NBC’s “The Blacklist”

Looking over the results of our recent TV poll about new and returning shows, it was apparent that crime scored big. Poll voters simply love their crime shows — and James Spader, apparently. (“The Blacklist” beat out “The Walking Dead” by one single vote.) A lot of viewers discovered Spader and his FBI fugitive drama “The Blacklist” over the summer and it led the pack of favorite returning shows at No. 1. AMC’s wildly popular zombie-drama “The Walking Dead” came in at No. 2, with “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife,” “NCIS,” “Parenthood,” “Homeland,” “Once Upon a Time” “The Amazing Race” and “Person of Interest” filling out the top 10.

Fox’s moody crime-drama/”Batman” prequel, “Gotham,” swept the top spot in the category of “most promising” new shows. The Tea Leoni political drama “Madam Secretary” came in at No. 2, with “NCIS: New Orleans,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Scorpion,” “The Flash,” “Black-ish,” “Red Band Society,” “Forever” and “Gracepoint” completing the top 10.

Reader feedback included a nice email in praise of the funny sketch comedy of “Key & Peele,” and a query about why “Justified” wasn’t on the list. The FX drama returns for its final season in January.

See the full results by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom of the lists, and then clicking on View Results. Thanks for participating, and now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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