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Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Owning a TV could hurt your sex life, study claims
Researchers from the University of Delaware and Reed College found that television ownership is associated with a more than 5% reduction in sexual activity in low- and middle-income countries.
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 3:24AM EDT
Study: The number of cord-cutters is expected to reach 33 million this year
A new study by eMarketer found that cord-cutting is outpacing estimates, with the number of cord-cutters climbing nearly 33% this year.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 3:19PM EDT
Study: Only 39% of viewers watch live TV programming
Hub Entertainment Research found that 39% of TV viewers choose live viewing as their default option, down from 47% last year. “That’s not the same thing as saying people never watch live TV,” said Hub's Jon Giegengack, one of the authors of the study. “But it shows that people have been conditioned that SVODs are the inverse of appointment TV. They can watch it when they want.”
Posted Tuesday 7/03/18 at 3:01PM EDT
Study: Netflix is now the No. 1 platform for watching entertainment on TV
In May, Cowen & Co. surveyed 2,500 American adults, asking: "Which platforms do you use most often to view video content on TV?" Netflix came in at No. 1 with 27% of total respondents, followed by basic cable (20%), broadcast TV (18%) and YouTube (11%).
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Study: Cannabis makes parents' TV time with children more enjoyable
Source: Ad Week
Ad Week reports that, based on a new study, "nearly eight out of 10 cannabis-using parents surveyed said they regularly consume cannabis prior to watching TV with their children, with the majority agreeing it makes TV shows more enjoyable, leading to more time watching the shows and subsequent discussions with their kids. Additionally, 75 percent of respondents reported they watch more TV while using cannabis, which should pique the interest of networks, studios and marketers."
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Republicans are souring on Netflix as it keeps adding liberal voices, study finds
A study by YouGov found that Republican favorability of the streaming service has dropped 16% as it has risen 15% among Democrats. The findings come amid Netflix's new deal with the Obamas and the signing of former Obama administration official Susan Rice to its board of directors. Netflix has also added Michelle Wolf, whose weekly show premiered last week a month after she famously bashed the Trump White House at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Survey suggests viewers are unaffected by the #MeToo movement
Source: The A.V. Club
Morning Consult polled 2,202 American adults to see if sexual misconduct allegations hurt any of the high-profile Hollywood men, and the study found that only Louis CK and Kevin Spacey were viewed less favorably.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
Study: Viewers prefer Netflix originals over HBO, Amazon and Hulu
Morgan Stanley surveyed 3,100 American viewers, and found that 39% of them believed Netflix had the "best original programming." ALSO: Study says Netflix may be killing viewers' sex lives.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Study: Women who watched The X-Files were 50% more likely to work in STEM fields
Source: The Cut
The study from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media conducted earlier this year aimed to determine if women and girls considered Gillian Anderson's Scully to be a role model.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Study: 20% of Netflix's American viewers watch original shows
A study by 7Park Data found that 80% of Netflix viewership goes to licensed TV shows like Breaking Bad, The Office and Friends. The study also found that 97% of Hulu streams are for licensed shows.
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Study: TV ad spending declined by $1 billion in 2017, dropping 1.5%
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The research firm eMarketer predicts the decline will continue in 2018 and 2019 after TV ad spending grew in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:23PM EDT
Study: Women held 30% of key creative behind-the-scenes primetime TV jobs
Mount Saint Mary’s University's seventh annual “Women in Entertainment Media: The Ongoing Fight for Equality” survey also found that 11% of showrunners last season were female.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 7:00PM EST
Study: Binge-watching TV could double the risk of a fatal blood clot
Source: The Daily Mail
A University of Minnesota study of 15,000 adults found that those who "very often" sit down in front of the TV screen face a 1.7 times higher risk of VTE, or venous thromboembolism.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
A scientific study of 269 Grey's Anatomy episodes found that the medical drama gives a distorted view of patient care
In a "duh" study published Monday in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care, two physicians and a nurse practitioner from St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix reviewed all 269 episodes from the first 12 seasons of Grey's Anatomy. For the 290 patients who appeared on those episodes, they calculated an Injury Severity Score for each patient, based on their injuries and length of stay in the hospital. They then compared those results with real-life patients. Their conclusion? “The balancing act between the presentation of the realistic and the dramatic can actually result in a skewed perception of reality among television viewers,” the researchers found.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
A new study reveals how binge-watching can affect your electricity bill
Game of Thrones is the most costly show to binge-watch the entirety of at $2.16, followed by Stranger Things at 46 cents.