Brian Griffin might be dead, but he's not forgotten. DOGTV, which is the first television network created just for dogs, has announced their list of the most powerful dogs of 2013.
According to DOGTV, dogs were selected based on several criteria, including on-air screen time, top-billed costars, ratings, awards and earnings. However, the ultimate decision came down to news coverage, which dogs made the most national headlines in 2013 for their many accomplishments.
Topping the list of the world's most powerful dogs was none other than recently deceased Brian Griffin of Family Guy.
"While Oprah might top the Forbes Most Powerful Celebrities list, she’s no match for 2013’s No. 1 dog – Brian Griffin. Family Guy fans everywhere were shocked about the untimely demise of the Griffin family’s beloved dog, Brian. He might be headed for retirement, but his TV death led the way to the show’s best ratings of the year the following week (2.6 million viewers)," wrote DOGTV.
Other dogs making the world's most powerful dogs list included Baxter, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues; Stella, Modern Family; Wilfred, Wilfred; Giggy, Vanderpump Rules/Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; Jewel, Winner of National Dog Show 2013; Walle, Worlds Ugliest Dog 2013 winner; Isis, Downton Abbey; Boomer, Google Nexus 7 Commercial; and Snoop Dogg.