Interesting story in The Hollywood Reporter about how TV viewers with DVRs watch shows — and how programs in the 10 p.m. hour are getting screwed. According to TiVo, many people use the 10 p.m. time slot to catch up on shows they’ve recorded earlier in the night. (Thirty percent of people will watch a show within an hour of recording it, and the 9 p.m. hour is the most heavily TiVo’d time period on the grid.) That means people are likely to record the 10 p.m. shows to watch later in the week or just abandon them, period.
What are you and your DVR doing at 10 p.m.? And what 10 p.m. shows do you watch — and when? I watch Brothers & Sisters live on Sunday; I tape Castle but watch it later that same night on Monday; I watch shows from earlier in the evening and record nothing at 10 p.m. on Tuesday; I plan on giving The Unusuals a go now live on Wednesday; I watch shows from earlier in the evening and record nothing at 10 p.m. on Thursday; and I watch Ghost Whisperer and Dollhouse whenever I get home and record nothing at 10 p.m. on Friday.