TV Dinners and Other Viewing Habits

Fandango’s Provocative Question this week asks about our TV viewing habits. I’m an avid TV watcher, so thought it would be fun to respond…

What country do you live in?

Scotland, in the UK

How many televisions do you have in your home?

Two – the main television is in our living room, and a smaller TV is in the dining room (open plan with the kitchen) so we find we often like to catch up with the news while we’re cooking, or sitting eating around the dining table.

On average, how many hours a day do you watch TV?

Probable a good four or five hours on average, mainly in the late afternoon and evening.

What kind of programmes do you typically watch?

Period dramas, detective dramas, movies, news, documentaries, comedy.

Do you watch programmes as they are aired or do you record them and watch them at other times?

Nowadays we watch things as they are aired – we no longer have an option to record anything on our current set up.

Do you normally watch network TV? Premium cable channels? Streaming channels?

When we lived in London we had standard cable TV, but now we just watch general free to view network TV. I’ve never used streaming channels, although my adult children do. I find it difficult to be so overwhelmed with choice, so I’d probably waste spend more time choosing than viewing…

How often, if at all, do you use other devices than television to watch programmes?

Very rarely I’ll watch something via my laptop, but only when that’s the only way I can access something. I’ve never watched TV programmes on my phone, it’s too small to view easily and these days my eyesight is crap šŸ™‚


4 thoughts on “TV Dinners and Other Viewing Habits

  1. My son Joss and I share a Sky Q box with daughter Victoria and family next door. The latest Q box has two mini boxes at my side of the house which allows all of us to record or watch several programs at once. Joss and I watch more TV than they do.

    I watch two to three hours a night and I watch the lunchtime BBC news. Joss has subscriptions for Brit Box and Netflix and I have Amazon Prime which we all share.
    Despite the options, most of the programs I watch are on BBC and occasionally ITV, though I tend to download ITV programs from the ITV hub to avoid adverts.

    I watch one soap (Eastenders, I got into it through Joss), Country File, farming programs, detective programs and the odd documentary. Joss has a thing for nineties sitcoms, mostly British and the occasional American, he tends to watch them on the kitchen TV because I have no interest. I rarely watch films, I can never find one good enough to hold my attention.

    Gosh, this was a longer comment than I intended! šŸ™‚

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