The National Television Awards are over for another year and with it the usual wins from the bookies’ favourites. However, this year there were some surprising wins, which is precisely why PromoVeritas have verified tens of millions of votes made by the British public every year since 2008.
Mrs Brown’s Boys was not predicted to win the best Comedy award since it was pitted against Fleabag which recently won a string of top awards including two Golden Globes, as well as Ricky Gervais’ critically acclaimed Afterlife.
This just goes to show you that the critics’ choice is not always what the public want to watch. Killing Eve also surprisingly lost out twice to Peaky Blinders, with the best Drama award and the award for best Drama Performance going to Cillian Murphy instead of rising superstar Jodie Comer. And despite being ITV2’s most watched TV show last year, Love Island was beaten to the Challenge Show award by The Great British Bake Off.
So, it seems the National Television Awards once again received lots of press coverage for all the right reasons! With PromoVeritas checking the votes and making sure that all the entries are accounted for fairly, there is no chance that the winners can ever be rigged, or come under public scrutiny.