TiVo Survey Reveals Top 10 Most Unforgettable TV Moments of 2006 According to American TV Viewers

As the year draws to a close, American TV viewers reveal their top picks for the most memorable TV moments of 2006 in a poll conducted by TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), the company that created the digital video recorder (DVR) and continues to revolutionize the way Americans watch television. These are the moments that got America talking, from the shocking to the hilarious, and stopped viewers in their tracks, becoming the subject of water-cooler conversations, website and blog chatter, and, in some cases, pop culture phenomena in their own right. The TiVo(R) service makes finding and capturing the most sought-after moments on television simple and easy, leading millions of viewers to agree that it is the best way to watch television. TiVo commissioned a survey through top poll company Synovate to find out what moments Americans remember as the TV highlights of 2006.

Top TV Moments of 2006 Survey Results
1 Katie Couric’s last day on “Today”
2 Mel Gibson’s interview with Diane Sawyer after his DWI arrest
3 Oprah tells author James Frey he betrayed readers
4 Sara and Grissom get together on “CSI”
5 Faith Hill’s reaction to Carrie Underwood’s win at “CMA Awards”
6 Kirstie Alley’s bikini reveal on “Oprah”
7 “Will & Grace” series finale in which their kids start dating
8 Kate and Sawyer get together on “Lost”
9 Rosie O’Donnell’s debut on “The View”
10 Connie Chung attempting a sultry serenade of Maury Povich

Hmm, I saw one of those – #10 – only because it was shown on The Daily Show, I believe. Maybe The Colbert Report. :-) This looks like a fluff survey done as a publicity stunt to get TiVo’s name in the press during the holiday shopping season.

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  • squid_ink

    Hmm, I saw one of those – #10 – only because it was shown on The Daily Show, I believe. Maybe The Colbert Report. OMG I was thinking the same thing as I was reading the list. I don’t even know who some of these people are (who is Faith Hill? Is she a bible thumper singer?)

    but I’m all for TiVo getting into the press. TIVO IS MY BEST FRIEND, I LOVE TIVO:)

    *don’t tell my husband it will hurt his feelings* ;)

  • megazone

    Faith Hill is a country singer.

  • klia

    4 Sara and Grissom get together on “CSI”

    Good grief, that was a top 10 moment? It made me want to smack the writer. Just goes to show how out of step I am with most other viewers.

  • chancelot

    well, I must be out of step with you

  • super_wife

    LOL… still giggling over that Faith Hill comment! Anywhoo… I saw (TiVo’d) #4, #8, and #9.

    All these things are things I’d heard about from friends/radio/news. I would’ve TiVo’d a few of them had I had the gift of foresight to know what I’d be missing (#5, #7)… and others I would’ve TiVo’d had I known what a big deal they’d become (Kirstie Alley, Mel…). So I don’t think this was necessarily sensationalized.

    I would’ve added a few other things to the list, however. From my OWN perspective I would’ve thrown the finale of The Biggest Loser up there – seeing Erik walk out having lost over 200 lbs in 8 months was absolutely amazing. I’m still shocked over it.

    But yeah… I’d believe this list. Any news about TiVo works for me! I heard Howard Stern list “what Stars are TiVo’ing” the other day and thought that was cool. When they talk about time-shifting (watching shows after they air), they ALWAYS say “TiVo’d” as a general catch-all for all DVR stuff. Gotta love it.

    Viva la TiVo!