After some speculation, I can now confirm that this cycle will indeed be battle rounds. However, there is a small twist. Instead of one vs. one match-ups, three shows will be battling for survival. Here's how it will work:
The rules are simple. At the beginning of each round, one ranker will nominate three shows for elimination. The other fourteen rankers will each publicly VOTE TO ELIMINATE one of the three nominees. Rankers are allowed to switch their votes, but the decision is final once there is a majority. There is also no need to wait for every ranker to cast a vote. Once a show has received enough votes to be eliminated, we can move onto the next round. If there is a tie, then the nominator breaks the tie.
Nominators have 24 hours to post their nominations. However, RANKERS HAVE A 15 HOUR DEADLINE TO POST THEIR VOTES! Since you all won't have to do write-ups when posting your decisions, the time limit is shorter to help make the cycle go by faster. If you miss the deadline, then you simply won't get a say in the vote. In addition, a new round can start immediately after one round ends. There's no need to wait for the write-ups, but I do hope nominators will post write-ups as soon as possible.
No shows have immunity. In addition, shows are allowed to be nominated in back-to-back rounds for the duration of the rankdown. So theoretically, there could be some television shows that are nominated in every round of this cycle. The nominator is responsible for the write-up of the eliminated show, but other rankers can step in and volunteer to do write-ups if they wish.
The randomizer decided that Elliott is nominating first. Then it'll be Diana's turn, then Anne's turn, and so on and so forth until Sola closes out the cycle.
By the end of this cycle, 15 shows will be eliminated and we will be down to our Top 35.
If you have any questions, then let me know.
Good luck to your favorites!