Ten both shines and canned in TV Tonight reader awards

The Ten Network may have been the ratings basket case of 2012 but readers of TV Tonight have given it a vote of confidence in the website’s annual awards.

Ten programs Homeland, Offspring, Modern Family, The Project, The Living Room, Before The Game and Puberty Blues were all winners in their various categories, with Offspring’s Asher Keddie voted Favourite Female Actress for the third year running in the show voted Most Popular Drama.

“Once again I am absolutely thrilled that Offspring has connected with so many viewers,” Keddie told TV Tonight.

“The third series was a challenge but as always a pleasurable and fulfilling experience for me, and I couldn’t be happier to be back for a fourth series, one that I feel sure will be our most exciting yet.”

But the pleasure was dulled as viewers also decided Ten’s The Shire was Worst Show of the year, while now departed Kiwi and ex-Breakfast host Paul Henry was Worst Personality of the year with Lara Bingle Worst Female. Gold Logie winner and Today co-host Karl Stefanovic was voted Most Overexposed Performer.

Nine’s ratings powerhouse The Voice was voted Best Reality show, while the ABC’s Q&A was Best Talk Show.

Auntie also beat its commercial rivals to be voted Best Free To Air Network.

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