Mike Wallace’s drop on 4th and 5 of a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s during this year’s Super Bowl topped the year’s most DVR’d moments, according to Tivo’s annual report. And since the Super Bowl was already the most watched telecast of the year, that means that Rapelisberger’s failure was the year’s most viewed scene. And it was viewed over, and over, and over again, no doubt until a number of Packers’ fans came to fruition. Let’s give a big Nelson ha ha to Steeler Nation.
In at number two was the funeral eulogy from this year’s first episode of “Two and a Half Men” without Charlie Sheen, a scene I have to concede even I saw. It was the only episode of “Two and a Half Men” I’ve ever seen. I’m a lesser man for it. The third most DVR’s moment was the Best Pictures Oscar win for “The King’s Speech” at the Academy Awards (*snore*) and both the fourth and fifth most DVR’s moments were “Modern Family” episodes. They were the “After the Fire” and “Hit and Run” episodes, which weren’t all that memorable (though, the second did feature David Cross).
And if you are interested in this sort of thing, “Modern Family” was also the show on the most season pass lists, after “Grey’s Anatomy.” I had no idea anyone still watched “Grey’s Anatomy.” The most DVR’d series, however, were the CW’d “The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl” and “Smallville,” which were viewed 83 percent of the time on DVRs, suggesting that the young folks had better things to do than watch crappy CW shows live.