People's Choice Awards: Which Past Favorite New TV Dramas Did Fans Get Right?

The people have spoken! For the past 40 years, fans have called the shots for the People’s Choice Awards. And it’s not too late to call the shots for the 2016 edition of the popular awards show, because two categories are still open for voting. TV fans have until an hour into CBS’s broadcast on Jan. 6 to cast their votes for Favorite New TV Comedy and Favorite New TV Drama at

To get you ready for this year’s show (and a list of nominees that includes Blindspot, Quantico and Supergirl) we’ve put together a slideshow of the Favorite New TV Drama winners from the past 37 years. One look at this list and it’s clear that fans can (almost!) always predict a show’s staying power. Think we’re kidding? Take a look through the gallery to see how many times the People got it right.

The People’s Choice Awards 2016 airs Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. on CBS.