Watchwoman on the Wall

Watchwoman on the Wall


Dems & Republicans: TV Favorites & Least Favorite Lists

posted by Donna Calvin

Watchwoman:  Here’s an inside look at the Watchwoman!!!  While I’m not one to put all my stock in surveys, not surprisingly, as you can guess, we definitely fall in with the people who called themselves Conservative Republicans, declaring similarly what they like and dislike in their TV viewing.  For example, we have yet to see one showing of  “Jersey Shore” that Democrat libs like.  Like the CR’s surveyed in the item highlighted below, I think, we’ve seen every episode of  “Castle” and that aligns with being a Conservative Republican.  So do other choices of Conservative Republican selections match ours in the least favorite programs; for example, we have never seen, not one episode and for the most part, not even a few words of the following: Parks and Recreation, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, 30 Rock, The View, Glee, Modern Family, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Treme, Cougar Town, Weeds, South Park, TMZ, Dexter, The Walking Dead, The Office and regarding The Late Show With David Letterman, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and the other forgotten late-nighter on a station no one remembers, Conan – we’ve never watched one entire episode of any of these three, not ever, not once, only perhaps a few words if the station happened to be tuned in when the TV came on and then in just a few moments quickly turned Letterman and Ferguson off because we disputed or disliked intensely whatever it was they were saying.  We have watched Letterman when he interviewed Bill O’Reilly and enjoyed seeing O’Reilly expose the useless folly of lefty-Letterman’s  commie-core beliefs.  We especially don’t like Saturday Night Live, which we consider equal to viewing yucky pornography.  We DVR Myth Busters, Leno, The Middle, Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, The Mentalist, and never miss the BBC’s Top Gear (for more reasons than just the fact that they don’t like any commie cars).  The only place we agree with libs is that we never watch CSI Miami anymore (we used to, but the filming camera is waaaaaaay too jerky — it’s not edgy, it’s downright annoying — and I can’t stand to see David Caruso cock his redhead to one side one more time while pursing his skinny lips).  We watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy daily, but while we thoroughly enjoy Pat Sajack and Vanna, their lighthearted banter and humor, we think the less-than-humorless Alex Trebek who manages to be just a half-beat off from being funny is an arrogant show off, with a voice and tonal quality of ultra-superiority, using his exaggerated accents of foreign words and names to display his I’m-so-much-smarter-than-any-of you, spouting a lofty self-induced opinion about himself that sounds very degrading to the one who just answered incorrectly — only when he supplies the correct answer, of course, he has a teleprompter giving him the right answers, but I guess that doesn’t count in his own high-minded estate. So now you know more about Watchwoman than you were ever interested in, right?  One of the perks of having a blog.  Tee hee.  - – - – -  What are you and your family’s TV viewing habits reflective of?  Liberal Democrats or Conservative Republicans?  I’d really like to hear your comments and I’m certain that others will be interested too.  So please leave your comments below.  Click on the “Leave a Comment” button below and spout off!!!  Thanks.  ▬  Donna Calvin

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TV survey: Dems like ‘sarcastic’ comedies, Republicans prefer shows about work… 

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Dems Pick: Jersey Shore-Genre Reality .|||.  Republicans Pick: Castle-Genre Police Procedural Comedy-Drama
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Republicans don’t watch MTV’sJersey Shore.  But they dig ABC’sCastle.
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Democrats don’t like Discovery’sDeadliest Catch.  But they swoon for NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
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Those are a few of the findings from an annual research survey by Experian-Simmons that measures the consumer preferences of various political ideologies.
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In a report prepared exclusively for EW, the company calculated some of the favorite — and least favorite — TV shows of political partisans. (Specifically: the report measures which shows among the survey group were watched by the highest concentration of self-identified “Liberal Democrats” and “Conservative Republicans.”)
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In the findings, “sarcastic” media-savvy comedies and morally murky antiheroes tend to draw Dems. While serious work-centered shows (both reality shows and stylized scripted procedurals), along with reality competitions, tend to draw conservatives.
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Focusing on well-known cable and broadcast original entertainment series (rather than, say, sports, music, news, repeats), here’s who wins the 2011 prime-time primaries:
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LIBERAL-DEMOCRAT FAVORITES:
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– The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report (Comedy Central): As you might expect.
– 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation (NBC): Literate media-savvy comedies score high among Dems in general, notes Experian-Simmons senior marketing manager John Fetto. “Sarcastic humor is always a hook for them,” he adds. 
– The View (ABC): Shows that skew female tend to do better among Dems, while male-friendly shows tend to do perform higher among Republicans.
– Glee (Fox)
– Modern Family (ABC): Last year, the progressive Glee and Modern Family scored surprisingly strong among both political leanings. Among conservatives this year, the shows still do fairly well, but have dropped out of their top ranks.
– It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
– Treme (HBO): GOP Kryptonite. Not only a Dem favorite, but so unpopular among Republicans that the report scores the show with a “*”  because not enough conservatives in the study group had actually watched it.
– Cougar Town (ABC)
– The Late Show With David Letterman and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson(CBS): Dems favor late-night programming, with one big exception that we’ll see below.Also in the mix: The Soup (E!), Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim), Raising Hope (Fox),Saturday Night Live (NBC), The Office (NBC), Project Runway (Lifetime), Shameless(Showtime), Parenthood (NBC), Conan (TBS).
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CONSERVATIVE-REPUBLICAN FAVORITES:
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– Swamp Loggers (Discovery) and Top Shot (History): Gritty documentary-style work-related reality shows on cable index really strongly with conservative Republicans. Swamp Loggersis particularly polarizing.
– The Bachelor (ABC): They also tend to gravitate toward broadcast reality competition shows.
– Castle (ABC): Ranks fairly high among Dems, too.
– Mythbusters (Discovery)
– Only in America With Larry the Cable GuyAmerican PickersPawn StarsSwamp People (History): If you’re a Republican candidate looking to raise money, put ads on History.
– The Middle (ABC): Does well among libs, too. 
– The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC): “Did you hear about this? Yeah, this is true: Jay Leno is the late-night choice among conservatives… “
– The Biggest Loser (NBC)
– Hawaii Five-O, NCISThe Mentalist (CBS): Popular crime dramas — except the left-wingLaw & Order franchise — tend to draw a conservative crowd.Also: Dancing With the Stars results show (ABC), Man vs. Wild (Discovery), Auction Kings(Discovery), Wheel of Fortune (syndi), Top Gear (BBC America).
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NEXT: The LEAST favorite shows of Democrats and Republicans…

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CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN LEAST  FAVORITES:
– Weeds (Showtime): Female-centered drama, lots of drug use and a morally murky antiherohelp make this show the lowest-ranked series among righties.
– The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report(Comedy Central): But not disliked equally. Republicans prefer Colbert between the two (maybe some pretend he’s being serious).
– South Park (Comedy Central): Aww, South Park is an equal opportunity offender! But, again, media-darling sarcastic comedies tend to be a turn-off.
 TMZ (syndication)
– General Hospital (ABC)
– Family Guy (Fox)
– Dexter (Showtime): Again, that antihero thing…
– Jersey Shore (MTV)
– The Walking Dead (AMC): Really? But it’s about the Apocalypse!

Also: Divorce Court (syndi), The Big C (Showtime), Let’s Make a Deal (CBS), Bridezillas(WE), My Fair Wedding With David Tutera (WE), Don’t Forget the Lyrics (VH1).

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LIBERAL DEMOCRAT LEAST  FAVORITES:
– Swamp Loggers
 (Discovery): What are they doing on this show, feeding Nancy Pelosi to alligators?
– Dog the Bounty Hunter (A&E) and COPS (syndication): “Question authority.”
– The Ultimate Fighter (Spike TV): Conservatives can make their own “cut and run” jokes
– The Price Is Right (CBS): Annnnd a budget-crisis joke.
– CSI: Miami (CBS)
– Kitchen Nightmares (Fox): Odd. Who doesn’t like a clean kitchen?
– Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family): Not popular among stalwart Republicans either.
– Ghost Hunters (Syfy), Ghost Adventures (Travel Channel) and The Haunted (Animal Planet): Libs don’t believe in an afterlife? Or just don’t believe in shaky night-vision reality shows that claim to prove an afterlife?

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Read More: http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/12/06/republican-vs-democrat-tv/

 



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