It’s that time of year when people start making lists of their best and worst, and the folks at TiVo, who changed the way we watch TV, are not about to change the way we read our lists.
The recording pioneers polled TV American viewers for the most memorable TV moments of 2006: “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.”
Now that’s a line made for fast-forwarding. And here’s a list made for debating, as it includes only two moments from dramatic series, one from a sitcom and none at all from reality shows!
We begin with the Tenth Most Memorable TV Moment of 2006. See if you agree:Top TV Moments of 2006 Survey Results
10 Connie Chung attempting a sultry serenade of Maury Povich
9 Rosie O’Donnell’s debut on The View
8 Kate and Sawyer get together on Lost
7 Will & Grace series finale in which their kids start dating
6 Kirstie Alley’s bikini reveal on Oprah
5 Faith Hill’s reaction to Carrie Underwood’s win at CMA Awards
4 Sara and Grissom get together on CSI
3 Oprah tells author James Frey he betrayed readers
2 Mel Gibson’s interview with Diane Sawyer after his DWI arrest
And the #1 TV moment that got America talking… and stopped viewers in their tracks, becoming the subject of water-cooler conversations, website and blog chatter, and pop culture phenomena in its own right:
Katie Couric’s last day on Today