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Are Your TV Watching Habits Normal?

Do you even actually own a TV set or nah?

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  1. Do you actually own a television set?

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    Yep
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    Nope
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Do you actually own a television set?
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    Yep
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    Nope
  1. How many shows do you keep up with regularly?

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    Eh, maybe one
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    2-3
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    4-6
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    Seven or more
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How many shows do you keep up with regularly?
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    Eh, maybe one
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    2-3
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    4-6
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    Seven or more
  1. How do you prefer to watch your shows?

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    On an actual television set
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    On an actual television set, but using a service like Roku
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    Online
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    On my phone or tablet
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How do you prefer to watch your shows?
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    On an actual television set
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    On an actual television set, but using a service like Roku
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    Online
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    On my phone or tablet
  1. If you own a TV, do you pay for cable?

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    No, I just take whatever basic stuff they give me.
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    Yeah, the basic cable stuff — AMC, FX, etc.
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    Yep, all of it — premium channels like HBO included.
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If you own a TV, do you pay for cable?
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    No, I just take whatever basic stuff they give me.
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    Yeah, the basic cable stuff — AMC, FX, etc.
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    Yep, all of it — premium channels like HBO included.
  1. If you have a DVR, how do you use it?

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    I almost always watch shows live and only tape shows when I know I have other plans.
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    I tape shows even if I plan on watching live, just to have for later.
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    I tape shows and watch later so I can skip all the commercials.
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If you have a DVR, how do you use it?
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    I almost always watch shows live and only tape shows when I know I have other plans.
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    I tape shows even if I plan on watching live, just to have for later.
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    I tape shows and watch later so I can skip all the commercials.
  1. What's the most TV you've watched in a day?

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    One hour or less
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    2-3 hours
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    4-6 hours
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    Seven or more hours
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What's the most TV you've watched in a day?
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    One hour or less
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    2-3 hours
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    4-6 hours
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    Seven or more hours
  1. What is the longest amount of time, in a row, that you have binged the same show?

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    One hour or less
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    2-4 hours
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    5-6 hours
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    Um...a whole lot of hours.
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What is the longest amount of time, in a row, that you have binged the same show?
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    One hour or less
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    2-4 hours
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    5-6 hours
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    Um...a whole lot of hours.
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  1. What's your favorite genre of show?

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    Sci-fi
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    Sitcom/Comedy
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    Dramedy
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    Drama
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    Period piece
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    Action
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    Reality
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    Other
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    Sci-fi
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    Sitcom/Comedy
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    Dramedy
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    Drama
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    Period piece
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    Action
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    Reality
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    Other
  1. Which of these streaming services do you have an account for?

    Note: YOUR OWN account. Or at least a family account.

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    Netflix
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    HBO Go (or Showtime Anytime, Max Go, or other premium cable streaming sites)
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    Hulu +
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    Amazon Prime
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    More than one of the above
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    None of the above
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Which of these streaming services do you have an account for?
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    Netflix
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    HBO Go (or Showtime Anytime, Max Go, or other premium cable streaming sites)
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    Hulu +
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    Amazon Prime
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    More than one of the above
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    None of the above
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  1. Do you prefer to watch TV alone or with friends?

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    Alone — I need to focus.
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    With friends — the more, the merrier.
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Do you prefer to watch TV alone or with friends?
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    Alone — I need to focus.
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    With friends — the more, the merrier.
  1. What are your thoughts on reality TV?

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    I love it — all kinds.
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    It is the scum of the television landscape.
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    I could take it or leave it.
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    I only like documentary-style shows, like "The Real Housewives".
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    I only like competition-based shows, like "Survivor".
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What are your thoughts on reality TV?
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    I love it — all kinds.
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    It is the scum of the television landscape.
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    I could take it or leave it.
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    I only like documentary-style shows, like "The Real Housewives".
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    I only like competition-based shows, like "Survivor".
  1. Is it worth catching up with shows you missed once they start getting a lot of buzz?

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    Of course — I want to be part of the conversation.
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    Depends on how far behind I am.
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    Eh, I missed the boat. Whatever.
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Is it worth catching up with shows you missed once they start getting a lot of buzz?
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    Of course — I want to be part of the conversation.
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    Depends on how far behind I am.
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    Eh, I missed the boat. Whatever.
  1. Would you start or stop watching a show simply based on critics' reviews?

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    Yes — the critics know what they are talking about.
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    No — I watch whatever I want to watch, and feel no shame.
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Would you start or stop watching a show simply based on critics' reviews?
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    Yes — the critics know what they are talking about.
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    No — I watch whatever I want to watch, and feel no shame.
Nickelodeon
  1. How do you feel about streaming shows from non-official sources?

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    I would never do it.
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    Only if it's a show I reaaaaally want to see.
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    I have no problem with it whatsoever.
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    I do it, but feel guilty.
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    I would never do it.
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    Only if it's a show I reaaaaally want to see.
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    I have no problem with it whatsoever.
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    I do it, but feel guilty.
  1. Do you care at all about awards shows?

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    Nope. Who cares what those random "academies" and whatnot think?
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    I pay attention, but don't change my TV habits based on them.
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    Yes, and I will actively change what I watch based on who wins.
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Do you care at all about awards shows?
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    Nope. Who cares what those random "academies" and whatnot think?
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    I pay attention, but don't change my TV habits based on them.
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    Yes, and I will actively change what I watch based on who wins.
NBC
  1. Have you ever pretended to watch a show so you could be involved in a conversation at work or with friends?

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    No, I wouldn't be able to fake it.
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    Sometimes I'll read a quick summary so I'm not left out.
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    Yeah, I need people to think I'm ~up~ on the latest pop culture.
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Have you ever pretended to watch a show so you could be involved in a conversation at work or with friends?
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    No, I wouldn't be able to fake it.
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    Sometimes I'll read a quick summary so I'm not left out.
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    Yeah, I need people to think I'm ~up~ on the latest pop culture.
  1. If you plan to watch a show with a friend, do you stick to that promise?

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    Yes, even when I am tempted to watch ahead.
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    I tried, but the show was just too damn good to stop!
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    I wouldn't make that promise, because I like to watch at my own pace.
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If you plan to watch a show with a friend, do you stick to that promise?
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    Yes, even when I am tempted to watch ahead.
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    I tried, but the show was just too damn good to stop!
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    I wouldn't make that promise, because I like to watch at my own pace.
  1. Overall, how would you rate your feelings toward TV?

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    I love it. Can't live without it.
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    It's fine. I'll watch a few shows every once in a while.
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    Television is garbage (but I watch some of it anyway).
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Overall, how would you rate your feelings toward TV?
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    I love it. Can't live without it.
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    It's fine. I'll watch a few shows every once in a while.
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    Television is garbage (but I watch some of it anyway).
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