'Stereotype' Republicans prefer 'golf, racing TV shows' while Democrats dig animated comedies, NBA
The TV viewing habits of Republicans primarily include golf and other sports shows, making their attitude watching the idiot box 'stereotypical', a new study has suggested.
According to a study by TiVo's analytics department, the shows with the highest concentration of Republicans are golf and NASCAR.
On the other hand, the most popular programmes of Democrats are a bit more confounding, the first being a personal-help show hosted by Drew Pinsky, and the second about a fictional pair of ghost hunters. As for independents, they seemed to like 'teen dramas', Politico reports.
According to the report, the top shows for Republicans were all sports, including both CBS and NBC broadcasts of the PGA Tour, with NASCAR and the 2012 NCAA tournament rounding off the first four.
The next six included four reality shows: "The Biggest Loser," "Survivor," "American Idol" and "America's Funniest." "The Tonight Show" and the sitcom "Last Man Standing" also cracked the list, the report said.
However, beyond "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers" and "Supernatural," Democrats seem like animated comedies, such as "Bob's Burgers," "American Dad," "The Cleveland Show" and "Family Guy". They were also seen interested in ABC's broadcasts of the NBA, and the NBA pregame show.
For Independents, the programmes with the highest concentration were "Gossip Girl", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "House" and "Saturday Night Live," the report added.