The Finalists

The short list for the year’s hottest media properties

For several weeks, Adweek has polled readers, collected audience and advertising data, and otherwise gauged brand performance and relevance to arrive at this short list of the hottest media properties. Check us out in print, online and via our iPad edition on Dec. 3 for the unveiling of this year's Hot List winners.

Print

Best magazine to be seen reading on the subway

The Atlantic

Garden & Gun

New York

The New Yorker

Best publication for getting (or staying) rich

Bloomberg Businessweek

Fast Company

Forbes

Fortune

Best brand for living the good life

Departures

Monocle

Town & Country

Vanity Fair

Best place for keeping up with the Kardashians

Entertainment Weekly

People

Rolling Stone

Best publication for staying in the know

The Economist

The Financial Times

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

Top destination for fashionistas

Allure

Elle

Harper’s Bazaar

InStyle

Marie Claire

Best magazine for planning a trip to Belize, or …

Afar

Condé Nast Traveler

National Geographic Traveler

Travel + Leisure

Hottest magazine for women

Better Homes and Gardens

Good Housekeeping

Real Simple

Hottest magazine for men

Car and Driver

Esquire

GQ

Motor Trend

Best publication for the sports nut

Runner’s World

Golf Digest

Sports Illustrated

Hottest health and fitness magazine

Men’s Health

Self

Women’s Health

Where there’s no place like home

Architectural Digest

HGTV Magazine

Southern Living

Traditional Home

Best embrace of digital by a print brand

The Atlantic

New York

The New Yorker

Wired

Favorite destination for foodies

Bon Appétit

Food & Wine

Food Network Magazine

Television

Best reason to watch TV now

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

Louie (FX)

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Biggest guilty pleasure

American Horror Story (FX)

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)

Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Revenge (ABC)

True Blood (HBO)

Show that always makes you LOL

Archer (FX)

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Community (NBC)

Modern Family (ABC)

New Girl (Fox)

Biggest social butterfly (or, show that demands to be watched in front of a live Twitter feed)

American Idol (Fox)

True Blood (HBO)

The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

The Voice (NBC)

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Show that keeps you on the edge of your seat

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

Justified (FX)

The Walking Dead (AMC)

Best prime-time lineup

ABC

CBS

The CW

Fox

NBC

Hottest network for comedy

Comedy Central

FX

NBC

Hottest network for drama

AMC

FX

HBO

Showtime

Favorite late-night host

Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Craig Ferguson, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (CBS)

Conan O’Brien, Conan (TBS)