ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than a million votes cast in one week, the users of the self-proclaimed "Arbiters of Fame" website, 15 Seconds of Fame (www.15sof.com) chose Howard Stern as having the "Best Face for Radio" contest.
"For ten straight days, Howard Stern earned the most votes during our 'Best Face for Radio' contest. While Seacrest has led the tiring American Idol for almost a decade, media pundits may be correct in doubting NBC's decision to choose the highly controversial Stern as a judge on their competing television program, America's Got Talent. Users from every state and 50 countries chose Stern as not being TV friendly," said the site's founder John Bonaccorso.
With the continued fragmentation of audiences and declining add revenues, finding the right formula is the Holy Grail for a host of television programs. For many broadcasters, some more established than others, finding the Holy Grail of celebrity talent to boost falling ratings may be the only answer between life and death, survival or extinction.
"Our team originally created this contest to tease me, an admittedly Stern super-fan, while also polling people to gauge the wisdom of NBC's decision to hire Stern to join NBC's lineup," said Bonaccorso. "The only bright spot for NBC, may be Stern had almost ten times the votes as Ryan Seacrest, proving his wide spread appeal. Stern had more than 500,000 votes when the seven day contest ended Monday morning with Seacrest earning around 55,000 votes."
At 15SOF.com, "talent" is very loosely defined. Users compete in diverse contest categories spanning everything from Idol-esque singing and dancing to stupid human tricks, sports feats and cheesy pick-up lines. Anyone can upload, view and judge any of the 15 second long video clips or photos.
About 15 Seconds of Fame
Launched nationally in July 2009 and exploding in popularity in 2011, 15SOF is part talent competition, social network and part video sharing site. 15SOF is fast becoming the place people desiring to find fame and those who are quickly losing their "15 Seconds of Fame" to be noticed. 15SOF provides a truly democratic way to discover talent and become famous. It's democracy Web 2.0 in action; anyone can compete, anyone can judge and anyone can win.
SOURCE 15 Seconds of Fame