According to the readers of the News Observer of Raleigh, NC - Lucille Ball takes first place as "The Greatest TV Character of All Time".
In the poll of over 900 voters, Lucy Ricardo picked up 273 and Barney Fife (played by Don Knots) of "Mayberry RFD" fame came in second with 99 votes.
After Lucy Ricardo and Barney Fife, the champions who showed up on the most ballots were Homer Simpson, Jack Bauer, Hawkeye Pierce and Heathcliff Huxtable. Near the bottom were Col. Steve Austin and Gilligan, who each received one vote as the greatest of all time. Several notables, including Jed Clampett and J.J. Evans, received zero championship votes.