Video: Americans Get to Be the Master of Their Domain in 'Seinfeld Viewers Choice' Promotion
Watch a Clip and Vote Online for Favorite 'Seinfeld' Episodes Grand Prize: $4,500 Electronic Shopping Spree
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) -- with help FROM the 197 affiliates in 99% of the country carrying the highly-rated "Seinfeld" sitcom in syndication -- will ask fans to vote for their favorite "Seinfeld Viewers Choice" episodes and have their selections subsequently air in national syndication during the November sweep.
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Beginning Monday, October 15, through Monday, November 5, 2007, "'Seinfeld' Viewers Choice" clips from 35 of the most popular episodes will be showcased as streaming content on Yahoo! TV (http://tv.yahoo.com/ or go to Yahoo! and search for "Seinfeld Top 10") where viewers will be asked to select their 10 favorite episodes. Votes will be tabulated on Monday, November 5, and the resulting 10 favorite episodes will air as part of two "Viewers Choice" theme weeks beginning November 12 and November 19.
"'Seinfeld' is the greatest comedy in television history," says Robert Oswaks, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Sony Pictures Television, "and this promotion is a great way to let 'Seinfeld's' huge viewer base vote on and watch their favorite episodes in the November sweep."
A random prize drawing from all of the online entrants will include a grand prize consisting of a $4,500 shopping spree from Overstock.com (http://www.overstock.com/) and a "Seinfeld" fan package that includes the soon-to-be-released 'Seinfeld: The Complete Ninth Season' DVDs (on shelves 11/6/07), a "Seinfeld" hat, T-Shirt and mug. Throughout the entry period, voters will be eligible to enter daily for a chance to win the grand prize, or one of ten first prizes.
"Seinfeld," which premiered in 1990, set the meandering course for four single friends living in New York. "Seinfeld" earned a well-deserved reputation for generating water-cooler conversation with brilliantly-spun storylines about Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Kramer (Michael Richards), oft-repeated conversation snippets and unapologetic glee for a revolving line-up of quirky friends, relatives, dates and urbanites. The series' scenarios have spawned such memories as puffy shirts, close talkers, big salads, black & white cookies, shrinkage, killer envelopes, masters of their domain, marble ryes and, well, yada yada yada. With a place in the pantheon of classic television series, and a litany of "Seinfeld-isms" and references still used, millions of viewers still agree: junior mints and chocolate babkas all around, double-dipping into a "Seinfeld" episode is never like re-gifting.
"Seinfeld" changed the landscape of TV forever, leaving NBC in 1998 as the number one Nielsen-rated series on television. The long-running show was nominated for 57 Emmy Awards® during its reign, winning a total of 13, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. TV Guide ranked it #1 on its list of "50 Greatest Shows of All Time."
In its current season in syndication, Seinfeld consistently ranks as the #1 off-network comedy across all key men and adult demographics and still stands as one of the highest rated of any off-net sitcom on television with airings on both broadcast stations and TBS. "Seinfeld" has been renewed for a third cycle by its stations and second cycle in cable, keeping the show on the air through 2011.
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