Fandango’s Provocative Question #175


Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.

By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

I came across an article recently about television watching habits. The article focused primarily on Americans, but I’m wondering it it might be universal. Anyway, the article pointed out that nearly 80% of Americans watch TV every day. Further, on average, the typical American views around three hours of TV every single day.

I know that a few of the bloggers I interact with here on WordPress claim to watch little to no TV. Others seem to spend a lot of time in front of the television. I happen to be in that latter group, probably averaging around four to five hours a day.

For this week’s provocative question, I’m going to ask you about your TV viewing habits. My questions are below if you care to answer, either in the comments or on your own post. Ready?

  • What country do you live in?
  • How many televisions do you have in your home?
  • On average, how many hours a day do you watch TV?
  • What kinds of programs do you typically watch (e.g., news, sports, movies, dramas, sitcoms, reality shows)?
  • Do you watch programs as they are aired or do you record them and watch them at other times?
  • Do you mostly watch “network” TV? Premium cable channels (e.g., HBO, Showtime)? Streaming channels (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple+)?
  • How often, if at all, do you use other devices than television (e.g., computers, smartphones) to watch programs?

Please feel free to share anything else about your TV viewing habits or preferences.

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.

32 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #175

  1. Nope, Not Pam July 27, 2022 / 3:19 am

    Ok, 1 TV, don’t watch it at all. Australia. 😊

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  2. Astrid July 27, 2022 / 6:29 am

    I live in the Netherlands. I think there are two televisions for general use in my home, one in each living room. Then some clients have their own televisions, but I don’t. I rarely watch TV programs and when I used to, it was on my iPhone. I used to have this subscription where you can rewatch previous episodes of Dutch TV programs, but I rarely used it, so unsubbed. I also used to have a Netflix subscription, but stopped using that too. The only type of “TV” I watch nowadays, are YouTube videos. Those, I watch a lot.

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  3. JT Twissel July 27, 2022 / 12:15 pm

    I watch a lot of tv – mostly travel shows or documentaries. US-2 tvs. Never watch shows on phone or puter. Prefer getting news from BBC – it’s a bit broader and less bias.

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  4. cagedunn July 27, 2022 / 7:12 pm

    Aussie, 2 TVs (sporting conflicts), time 1.5 hrs approx,; sports for SO, news for me; rarely record; we have Fox, no fancy subs; I never watch TV shows on computer or phone, but SO does occasionally.
    There are almost always more interesting things to do than watch a lot of the same ol’, same ol’ on telly.

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    • Fandango July 27, 2022 / 10:16 pm

      “There are almost always more interesting things to do than watch a lot of the same ol’, same ol’ on telly.” Ain’t that the truth.

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  5. Nancy Richy July 28, 2022 / 4:36 pm

    We live in NY, USA. There are 2 TVs in our house – one in the bedroom and one in the living room. My husband Bill will put the living room TV on as soon as he wakes up and it will stay on all day unless he has to go out, then it goes right back on when he gets home. He watches news or Ancient Aliens all day which I ignore while I’m writing or doing other stuff. When our granddaughter is here we will watch a little Cocomelon or flip on the kids music channel.. The bedroom TV doesn’t go on till 9PM-ish. Every night we watch a soap opera which we recorded earlier in the day, The other shows we watch during the week are Grantchester, AGT, sports or movies. I don’t watch much TV at all and never watch anything during the day or live TV; I need to be able to fast forward through commercials. Bill watches basic cable but at night we watch the soap we recorded during the day or something recorded previously. Sometimes we’ll catch a movie on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+. The only time we’ll watch on another device is if a show has been pre-empted because of a news report. We can always catch the show later that night on my Mac. 🖥

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    • Fandango July 28, 2022 / 10:12 pm

      Thanks, Nancy, for your comprehensive response to the prompt. My wife is a big fan of HGTV and shows dealing with the buying, selling, building or renovating homes. I will watch with her, but I usually don’t pay too much attention to those shows. Instead I’ll be on WordPress reading and commenting on other bloggers’ post and on writing my own.

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      • Nancy Richy July 29, 2022 / 12:16 am

        I used to watch the shopping channel all the time. Now I have a lot of stuff and no money! 🤣 🤣

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