Amazon is ending online voting for its TV pilots

For the last six years, Amazon has turned over the decision to greenlight some of its original shows to its customers, putting the pilots for its shows online for a popular vote. Yesterday, Amazon says that it is ending the practice in favor of its own metrics.

At its presentation at the Television Critics Association yesterday, studio head Jennifer Salke says that while they’ll “never say ‘never’,” they’ve begun using their “own testing barometers and some user data,” to make the determination for what to pick up, rather than a popular vote.

But it doesn’t seem as though the voting process itself is at fault in and of itself, however. Albert Chang, the company’s co-head of television, said that pilots themselves are becoming less of…

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