New Hampshire voters weren't the only ones casting ballots last week.
TV viewers of Fox network's "Married With Children" and NBC's "Matlock" voiced their opinions over the phone, and decided each of the shows' endings. Of course, casting those votes cost viewers 50 cents each time they called the designated 900 numbers.
On Valentine Sunday, "Married With Children" fans were asked to decide whether the show's leading man, Al, should say "I love you" to his wife Peg.
The 900 numbers for "Married" were published in TV Guide and the call-in lines were opened Sunday morning. Viewers had to stay tuned for an hour after "Married" ended before finding out the results. In a special 96-second segment that followed another Fox show, "Duet," America learned that of the 714,609 people who called in, a majority had voted yes. So the proper pre-taped ending was run.