On Tivo Top 10 Moments Of Games Agony Of Defeat Wins Out
Canadian Skater’s Disastrous Fall Is Most Replayed Moment from Torino, Besting Gold Medal Performances By Ohno, Mancuso
ALVISO, CA — February 27, 2006 — The TiVo Top 10 Moments of the winter games showed that sometimes spectacular sporting disasters are more interesting than the most inspiring performances, especially in an Olympics that seemed to feature more than its fair share of pratfalls, mishaps and painful disasters.
A ccording to an analysis of aggregate, anonymous data from 20,000 TiVo ® DVR households, the most memorable and replayed moment of the Turin games was the stunning fall by Canadian skater Marie-France Dubreuil who slammed into the ice after losing her grip in the Ice Dancing competition.
Sasha Cohen’s performance in the Short Program that briefly put her in first place in the women’s skating competition was the second most popular moment of the games. The gold medal winning performance of U.S. speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno was the only medal winning performance to rank in the top five of the TiVo list.
American skier Julia Mancuso’s gold medal winning giant slalom run, coming in at number nine, was the only other gold medal performance to crack the TiVo Top 10 Moments of the Games. Nearly all of the TiVo Top 10 moments involved skating in some way, whether interviews with athletes, or Ice Dancing, Figure or Speed Skating performances and recaps.
The TiVo Top 10 Moments of the winter games were:
1. Canadian skater Marie-France Dubreuil slamming to the ice
2. Sasha Cohen’s Short Program performance putting her in first by a razor thin margin
3. Apolo Anton Ohno winning gold in the Men’s 500M Speed Skating
4. Bob Costas interview of Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen
5. Sasha Cohen performance at the Champion’s Gala Evening
6. Commentary featuring U.S. skaters Kimmie Meissner and Emily Hughes
7. Gold medal ceremony for Women’s Giant Slalom winner American Julia Mancuso
8. Re-broadcast of silver medal win by U.S. Ice Dancers Ben Agosto and Tanith Belbin
9. Julia Mancuso’s gold winning Giant Slalom run
10. Russian figure skater Yevgeny Plushenko’s performance at the Champion’s Gala Evening
Top Moments of the Day
In addition to the overall top moments of the games, TiVo also measured the top moments of each day of the games. Skating and skiing topped the sports of interest to TiVo® subscribers on any given day, with the top daily moments of the winter games being:
Date: Top Moment
2/10/2006: The lighting of the Olympic flame
2/11/2006: USA ’s Rena Inoue and John Baldwin became the first pair to successfully perform the Throw Triple Axel in competition
2/12/2006:Shaun White’s victory lap after winning the gold medal in the Men’s Snowboarding Halfpipe
2/13/2006: Chinese pair skater Zhang Dan crashes hard on the ice after attempting a Throw Quadruple Salchow, a move never previously attempted in competition
2/14/2006: Benjamin Raich of Australia hooks a gate in the Men’s Combined Skiing competition
2/15/2006: Japan ’s Takahiro Fujimoto crashed into Italy ’s Yuri Confortola during the Men’s 5000m Relay Speed Sating Semifinal and was disqualified
2/16/2006: Russia ’s Yevgeny Plushenko’s gold medal figure skating performance
2/17/2006: USA ’s Lindsey Jacobellis misses a jump costing her the gold medal
2/18/2006: USA ’s Bode Miller remains upright on one ski to avoid falling after crashing into a gate in the Men’s Super-G Alpine Skiing competition.
2/19/2006: Canadian skater Marie-France Dubreuil slammed to ice after she loses grip during Ice Dancing competition
2/20/2006: Italian skaters Maurizio Margaglio and Barbara Fusar-Poli fall during the Ice Dancing competition
2/21/2006: Sasha Cohen takes first place in the Short Program of Women’s Figure Skating by a razor thin margin
2/22/2006: Commentary on the Women’s Figure Skating competition including replays of USA skaters Kimmie Meissner and Emily Hughes
2/23/2006: American Sasha Cohen’s fall in the women’s figure skating competition
2/24/2006: Bob Costas interviewing Sasha Cohen about her results at the Winter Games
2/25/2006: Apolo Anton Ohno wins gold in Men’s 500M
About TiVo Audience Measurement
The top Olympic moments analysis is aggregated from a sample of 20,000 anonymous TiVo households and gauges the interest in programming content by measuring the percentage of the TiVo households who replay any given moment.
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