Hot List: Readers’ Choice Poll

'Adweek' readers rock the vote

For the first time ever in the Hot List’s 30-year history, Adweek’s editors asked readers to share their picks for the hottest magazines, newspapers, TV broadcast and cable networks, websites and digital media brands via a poll on

And we certainly heard from a lot of you. A whopping 182,000 votes were cast in October.

The poll data collected was among the metrics used— along with audience, advertising and social buzz provided by partner Klout —to help Adweek’s editors select the hottest of the hot.

So, without further ado, here are the results of our readers' poll:


General Interest  Time 

Travel  Travel + Leisure

Women  All You

Men  Playboy

Sports  Sports Illustrated

Food  Cooking Light

Health/Fitness   Prevention

Shelter  Better Homes and Gardens

Fashion Vogue

Business  Forbes

Entertainment/Celebrity People


National   USA Today

Regional  Washington Post



Hottest Drama:  CBS 

Hottest Comedy:  CBS

Hottest Sports: NBC

Hottest Reality:  CBS

Hottest Prime-Time Schedule:  ABC

Hottest Late Night:  NBC


Hottest Drama:  HBO

Hottest Comedy:  Comedy Central

Hottest Sports: ESPN

Hottest Gen Interest:  Discovery Channel

Hottest Family:  Hallmark

Hottest Lifestyle:  HGTV

Hottest Reality:  TLC

Hottest Prime Time:  AMC

Hottest Late Night: Comedy Central


Celeb web:  TMZ 

Sports web:

Lifestyle web:  Facebook

News web: Huffington Post 

Search site: Google 

Social media site: Facebook

Streaming Media:  YouTube

Gaming Co: Zynga

App:  Words With Friends

Startup: Spotify

Mobile: Apple


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