Readers' favorites: Top 15 TV shows of 2012 – Earlier this month, we asked CNN readers to vote for their favorite TV shows of 2012. To make narrowing it down a little bit easier, we divided up a long list of contenders into three categories: comedies, dramas and reality series. Here's how you voted:
Comedies: No. 5: 'How I Met Your Mother' – "How I Met Your Mother" debuted on CBS in 2005. With help from narrator Bob Saget, the sitcom tells the story of how Ted Mosby (Josh Radnor) meets his future wife. Eight seasons in, viewers have yet to become acquainted with the lucky lady.
No. 4: 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' – "The Daily Show" has aired on Comedy Central since 1996. Jon Stewart became host of the slightly re-named late-night program in 1999. It draws its comedy from current events.
No. 3: 'New Girl' – Fox's "New Girl" has been a fan favorite since its September 2011 debut. The Zooey Deschanel vehicle also features comedic actors Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris and Hannah Simone.
No. 2: 'NCIS' – Having aired on CBS since 2003, "NCIS" still appears to be a fan favorite. The police procedural revolves around a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
No. 3: 'Pawn Stars' – History's "Pawn Stars," starring Corey Harrison, Rick Harrison and Richard Harrison, has been on the air for six seasons.
No. 2: 'The Amazing Race' – CBS' "The Amazing Race" has aired in the United States since 2001. The Beekmans were declared the Season 21 winners on the December 9 episode.