Radio Times Radio & Podcast Poll 2017
In the final, Brady faced James O' Brian, a colleague of Steve Allen. To guarantee Brady's victory in the final, the Tims improved the scripts they had previously used against Steve Allen in the quarterfinals, and a webpage that automatically ran the voting script was created to simplify the process of automatically voting so that more Tims could vote with the script for Brady. Graphs with automatically updating results of who was winning in the poll were created to show the results over time in the poll against Steve Allen and in the poll against James O' Brian. James O' Brian fans noticed that the Tims were using voting algorithms and complained to the Radio Times about it. The Radio Times then added a CAPTCHA to the poll in order to stop all of the voting scripts from working. Several hours later however, the CAPTCHA was removed, which allowed the Tims, and the James O' Brian fans who had modified the scripts to vote for O' Brian, to automatically vote again. Brady ended up winning the poll, although the Radio Times did not mention the results of the poll or claim that Brady had won the poll on Twitter, as they had done with the champions of other polls, due to the fact that algorithms were used in the poll to guarantee Brady's victory.
In an episode of Hello Internet after the poll was finished, Brady and Grey discussed the poll and the fact that people were allowed to vote multiple times in the poll. Grey also gave Brady a new microphone as a symbol of his victory in the poll. Steve, a term referring the first name of Steve Allen, was coined to refer to the opponents of the Tims. Two other terms were coined during the poll as well: timwork and timfoolery.