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'Hawaii Five-O' is dubbed most DVR'd show ever
Poltrack predicts that "Hawaii Five-O" and "The Mentalist" will continue to be among the most DVR'd shows this season.
"H5-0," he explained, is guy-centric, but it airs on Mondays against "Monday Night Football." "The Mentalist," on the other hand, airs Thursdays at 10, and a lot of the country's more popular shows air Thursdays at 9. Poltrack thinks we're recording one of those 9 o'clock hits and watching it at 10, while also recording 10 o'clock's "The Mentalist" and watching it even later Thursday night -- or later in the week.
We can't believe we're that organized, frankly.
'Outlaw' on the outs
NBC has yanked "Outlaw" from its lousy Friday time slot and will burn off the remaining episodes in its even worse Saturday lineup.
Apparently America wasn't buying a show about a playboy-gambler U.S. Supreme Court justice who adhered to a strict interpretation of the law, and who quits the for-life gig after deciding the "system" is flawed and a return to private practice is the better way to represent "the little guy."
Either that or Jimmy Smits cannot open a show.
Either way, only 4.1 million people bothered watching the most recent episode, which is a far cry from the 16 million who first sampled the show when it was first foisted upon an unsuspecting public, on Sept. 15, in a sneak peek after the season finale of "America's Got Talent."
NBC had already put the show's production on hold about that time, after ruminating on the 4.7 million who'd watched the previous week's episode.
Now, all that's left is for Conan O'Brien to find a way to make the show's failure NBC's fault. He's one of the show's executive producers.
'Too Big' to cast?
Did you, too, play Let's Cast HBO's "Too Big to Fail"?
Well, here's the final list of thespians the pay-cable network has cast in its adaptation of Andrew Ross Sorkin's best-selling book on the Wall Street banking crisis, "Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System -- and Themselves."
Here's the cast (in alphabetical order), so you can see how well you did: