Root & Shaw Win Zimbio's 2015 TV Couples March Madness!

After more than 3.5 million votes, the 'Person of Interest' girls nabbed this year's crown.

Root & Shaw Win Zimbio's 2015 TV Couples March Madness!
CBS/Art by Rafael Hidalgo for Zimbio

We kicked off the competition with 64 TV twosomes battling it out to become the small screen's top couple. After 3.5 million votes, we are excited to announce this year's winners: Root & Shaw (Amy Acker & Sarah Shahi) from CBS's Person of Interest!

First and foremost, how awesome was it to have two canon, same-sex relationships in the finals? We're not throwing shade on non-canon pairings (in fact, we adore them just as much and always want them in the competition!), but a major "yay!" to TV fandom for acknowledging and celebrating the love of our awesome final two couples. 

To break things down, the duo defeated Clexa by a 12 point margin. Both couples were BRAND NEW to the tournament, which is a true testament to how quickly TV viewers have fallen in love with these dynamic characters. Along the way, Shoot also knocked off tournament heavyweights like Emma & Regina (Once Upon a Time), Jamie & Claire (Outlander), and Jude & Connor (The Fosters). Quite the accomplishment!

Congratulations to both ships' devoted fans for your tireless voting and impressively creative social media campaigns. Both sides put in one hell of a fight and it was an exciting match until the very end.

If you can't get enough of our winning couple, click here for the ABCs of Shoot. We'll see you next year! 

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