— The BuddyTV Fan Popularity Rankings have often been mysterious in their results, and patterns are hard to come by. However, what has remained throughout most weeks is the consistent popularity from a handful of programs. These few are almost always on the the top ten, often situated in the top 5, and are as consistent as one could possibly hope for. One of these has taken the top spot this week at a time of the year when you would least expect it to.
America's Next Top Model takes the number one spot, weeks after airing its season finale and in the middle of the summer season. Why did it take over number one last week? Who knows? Lost comes in at number two as the residual effects from the unbelievable season finale still linger. There is much speculation to be had by fans during the long wait until next January.
The Bachelor, again, exceeds expectations by taking over the third spot while not on the air. Fans love to come in to BuddyTV's profile pages and comment on their favorite contestants. So You Think You Can Dance begins its climb up the list that may see it take the one spot by its mid-season.
Pussycat Dolls: Search for the Next Doll is the biggest surprise of the 2006-2007 TV season, at least for us at BuddyTV. Internet users love their Pussycat Dolls. American Idol under performs maybe a little bit, but even the biggest Idol fans need a little break after the whirlwind ending to each season.
Prison Break remains in the top ten, mostly thanks to curious fans looking into third season possibilities. BuddyTV has all the latest Prison Break spoilers. Grey's Anatomy has been in the news lately, thanks to the announcement of Isaiah Washington's departure from the show. Without this news, it's unlikely Grey's would be on this list.
Big Brother makes its first appearance on the rankings for a long while, and it should move up the rankings quite swiftly as the season approaches. Dancing with the Stars...well, what can you say? The reality dance competition is as popular as ever, even in the off-season.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer