Does the broadcast date really affect the chances of getting an award?
- April and August appear to be the best months to broadcast a series, since they each have a total of 13 awards. This number is bolstered by the fact that multi-award winning series Heart of Greed and Rosy Business had April releases, while August was helped by War and Beauty.
- If we remove the effect of multiple awards from the same series, then October is the best month for a series. There have been 7 unique series released in October that have won awards.
- The five months (July-November) leading up to the award ceremony have accounted for 55% of the total awards. The stat holds true for the number of unique award-winning series.
- October dramas have produced the most number (7) of Best Actor/Actress winners.
- August dramas have resulted in the most number (4) of Best Supporting winners.
- April, May and July dramas have each produced three Favourite Character winners.
- August is the most popular month for a Best Series winner, with 4.
The awards taken into consideration are Best Series, Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting and Most Favourite Character. The Most Favourite Character category only counts the award winners from 2006 onward and not the Top 12 My Favourite Character awards from 2000-2004. The Best Supporting category includes its predecessor, the Powerhouse Actor/Actress award, presented in 2003-2004. Broadcast date is determined by the month in which the first episode of the series was aired.
See also: Awards Analysis Part 1: By Producer