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Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 6:33PM EDT
Study: Cannabis makes parents' TV time with children more enjoyable
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
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
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%
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
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.
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 2:25PM EST
In GLAAD’s new TV study, LGBTQ characters reach a record high -- but they lack diversity
About 6.4% of regular TV characters were identified as LGBTQ, which is unprecedented in the history of the GLAAD TV study. Yet an overwhelming number of those characters were white.
Posted Wednesday 11/01/17 at 2:48PM EDT
Study: Just 4.8% of TV writers are black
A UCLA professor's new study, titled “Race in the Writers’ Room: How Hollywood Whitewashes the Stories That Shape America,” found that 234 broadcast, cable and streaming TV series have no black writers. The study also found that most black writers work on shows with black showrunners.
Posted Tuesday 9/12/17 at 10:47PM EDT
Study: Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders composed 4% of TV series regulars
The academic study -- titled "Tokens on the Small Screen" -- finds that shows set in cities with large Asian-American populations like Los Angeles (10.7%) and New York City (11.8%) had zero Asian-American regulars.
Posted Tuesday 9/12/17 at 10:47PM EDT
20% of Americans have a disability, but only 1.7% of TV characters are disabled
The Ruderman Family Foundation's report also found that “an astonishing 95% of characters with disabilities on TV are played by non-disabled actors”