As a media titan, I am asked two, three, four times a day why Pawn Stars is popular? Why is it often the number 1 cable show and often wins the night, period? Often while dinning at Michael's, the media titan cafeteria in midtown Manhattan there is a receiving line at my table of the curious asking about the success of Pawn Stars. Happiness at Michael's is determined by how closely you are seated near Barry Diller. For example, I often hear the rumor that Barry is at Michael's at the same time I am, but it's just a rumor since I have no visual confirmation.