NBC won both the drama and comedy series categories at Sunday night's 23rd annual People's Choice Awards, with the crystal trophies going to ratings champs "ER" and "Seinfeld," respectively.
But it was CBS that picked up the favorite new comedy award--for "Cosby," whose star, Bill Cosby, tied with Michael J. Fox of ABC's "Spin City" for favorite male in a new television series.
NBC's "Suddenly Susan" star Brooke Shields was voted best female in a new series while Fox's "Millennium" won for favorite new drama series. And talk show host Oprah Winfrey and Tim Allen, star of ABC's "Home Improvement," were chosen as the favorite all-around television performers.
NBC's "Days of Our Lives" was the favorite daytime drama series.
In the movie categories, "Independence Day" was voted best dramatic film, while "The Nutty Professor" was named favorite comedy.
Mel Gibson, meanwhile, was voted overall favorite movie actor, while comparable female honors went to Sandra Bullock. The awards covered only those movies released from January through October, so newer fare, such as "Jerry Maguire" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt," were ineligible.