12:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Two and a Half Men,' 'Modern Family' Among TiVo's Top TV Moments of 2011
With 2011 winding to a close, DVR company TiVo has taken a look back at its top time-shifted moments of the year, with Two and a Half Men, Modern Family both registering in the top five.
Returning to more nearly 28 million viewers, Two and a Half Men's September eulogy to Charlie Sheen's character ranked as the second-most time-shifted moment of the year, trailing February's Super Bowl XLV when Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Rothlisberger threw an incomplete pass to Mike Wallace in the final minutes of the Steelers' loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Rounding out the top five were The King's Speech winning best picture during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, which landed at No. 3, and a pair of moments on ABC's Modern Family -- from its Nov. 16 "After the Fire" and Oct. 12 "Hit and Run" episodes.
The company also noted that of all the TiVo recording and time-shifting during the year, the most time-shifted programs on broadcast television were on the CW, with The Vampire Diaries, 90210, Gossip Girl and Smallville all viewed in a time-shifted mode more than 83 percent of the time.
In addition, Modern Family also topped TiVo's Season Pass list, knocking ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy from its longtime perch.
Among the year's most in-demand actors via TiVo's Wishlist function, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne and Johnny Depp topped the list, followed by Tom Selleck, Cary Grant, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt.