The winners in the fourth annual Shortland Street Fan Awards have been announced by Throng.co.nz; New Zealand’s TV watching community website.
Viewers gave the 2009 season an average rating of 7.5/10, down from 7.8/10 last year. 13% scored the season a perfect 10; down from 19% in 2008.
It's the runner up position for the second year in a row for Kieran Mitchell as TK Samuels takes the Favourite Male Character award but it's the other way around for the Favourite Male Actor award as Adam Rickitt wins for the second year in a row.
Gabrielle Jacobs, the woman who ruined Libby's latest chance at marital happiness took out the favourite female character while Kimberley Crossman won favorite female actress and Hottest Female.
Viewers are fairly unified over the loss of Kip Denton and Alice Piper in 2009. There were hundreds and hundreds of comments requesting the pair be bought back to the show.
"We are always interested to hear feedback from fans of the show,” says a South Pacific Pictures spokesperson. “ It is fascinating to see who has come out trumps in terms of favourite characters and what has affected viewers the most in terms of key storylines. 2009 has been a huge year for Shortland Street and we can guarantee that 2010 will deliver even more excitement for viewers of the show.”
Fans on New Zealand's TV community website Throng (throng.co.nz) voted on 26 awards and results of winners and runners-up as well as comments on the season by the fans can be found at http://www.throng.co.nz/shortland-street/shortland-street-fan-award-winners-2009