Favorite TV Shows of Conservatives vs. Liberals

Leroy Jethro Gibbs rules!


Do you love “NCIS” but loathe “Mad Men”?
You may be a Conservative or Republican!
Ideas are important. What we believe, what we hold dear, and how we see the world constitute the very core and essence of who we are. So it’s not surprising that Americans’ political and ideological differences translate into television viewing differences as well.
James Hibberd of the Hollywood Reporter reports via Reuters, November 10, 2010, that based on months of data, the leading media-research company Experian found that these shows are more popular among Republicans/conservatives than among Democrats/liberals:

These shows are more popular among Democrats/liberals:

  • AMC’s “Mad Men[I knew there’s a reason why, despite all the critical accolades, I’ve instinctively avoided watching this show. LOL ~Eowyn]
  • FX’s “Damages
  • Showtime’s “Dexter
  • HBO’s “Entourage” 
  • AMC’s “Breaking Bad
  • NBC’s “30 Rock

But it’s not like Republicans have something against cable shows: The GOP has plenty of love for “White Collar,” “Pawn Stars” and “American Chopper.” John Fetto, senior marketing manager at Experian Simmons, explains: “Looking at the Democrats’ side, I don’t mean to make light of it, but they seem to like shows about damaged people. Those are the kind of shows Republicans just stay away from.”
Here are the most popular Republican vs. Democrat TV shows:

Most interesting is that finding that viewers who vote Republican and identify themselves as conservative are more likely than Democrats to love the biggest hits on TV — yet more evidence that a majority of Americans are Conservative! Of the top 10 broadcast shows on TV in the spring, 9 were ranked more favorably by viewers who identify themselves as Republican.
Reporter James Hibberd has this observation:

“But if you look at the list of broadcast shows that are Republican favorites, it closely mirrors the Nielsen top 10 list, whereas Democrats tend to gravitate toward titles likely to have narrower audiences. To Hollywood, the data suggest a potentially disquieting idea: The TV industry is populated by liberals, but big-league success may require pleasing conservatives.”

Too funny!
~Eowyn

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noh8
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So republicans are more likely to watch the “lamestream media”…

igor
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igor

heck i guess if your brain dead you would need someone to tell you what to think. throw the tv out the window (network 1976). in both columns there isnt a show that i watch regularly i watch beck once in awhile but where is the history channel or south park or jeopardy.

DCG
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DCG

I’ve never watched any of the D shows, not a one. I’m surprised Two & a half men are listed on R side…Never could stand Sheen. A drugged up lib who is highest paid actor on tv who beats his wife…loser!

Nancy Hardin
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Ye Gods! You hit the nail right squarely on the head…Your Republican list could have been written for me! Great read!

igor
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igor

i’ve watched Dr. Who for many years following several different actors portraying Dr. Who.. Monty Pythons flying circus is always entertaining, Fawlty Towers, the deadliest catch, dirty jobs, pawn stars, pickers, history channel, orange county choppers, futurama, the simpsons, southpark, family guy, bugs bunny show, bullwinkle and rocky, nova, and last but not least my very own TV show on the cable access channel

B. Sanders
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B. Sanders

You take polls way too seriously. But you are a republican so that should be expected.

ghanslick
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‘yet more evidence that a majority of Americans are Conservative!’
or Republicans just watch more TV…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Yup, to quote many a left/liberal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4jGSvxCRp4

TS
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TS

Dexter may be a ‘damaged’ person, but on the other hand he basically champions his own form of capital punishment, and explicitly champions the moral virtue of an eye for an eye. Not exactly liberal.

JoAnn
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JoAnn

“Most interesting is that finding that viewers who vote Republican and identify themselves as conservative are more likely than Democrats to love the biggest hits on TV — yet more evidence that a majority of Americans are Conservative!”
The author must have flunked logic and/or statistics in college. .
This info says that either more conservatives watch television and/OR there are are more conservatives in the US than liberals.
I think the former.

igor
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igor

lately i have been watching “bones” really good crime drama criminal anthropologists. last movie i saw “sucker punch” steve if you like a good action movie with young women as the hero high heels not much clothing carrying a semi automatic rifle this is the movie for you.

Gail Appel
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Gail Appel

I am decidedly Conservative and enjoy the Mentalist, CSi, House, Dexter, Suits, the History Channel, Forensic Files, Breaking Bad, C-SPAN, Castle, Covert Affairs, Nat Geo, Supernatural and Criminal Intent but hate reality television, Desperate Housewives, How I Met Your Mother and any show that soap boxes…As per “comedy”, 30 Rock is asinine and The Big Bang Theory embarrassing. Exactly what point is being made? The network shows that are lean conservative are Bones, NCIS, the Mentalist,CSI, Blue Bloods, Suits, Covert Affairs, Burn Notice and any others that support free enterprise, small government, support our troops, don’t kowtow to Islam ,… Read more »

Mrdough
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Mrdough

Surprised. I thought The Big Bang Theory would be a show for Liberals. I personally watch it and enjoy it. I am a conservative and republican. However when I see characters talking about sex often (to the point it gets annoying) and Penny slut life, Howard & Haji subtle homosexual attraction I thought that would annoy most conservatives. It does not bother me, other the fact that it just shows in my opinion how liberals can be so unhappy as any strict conservative they criticize so much. In my opinion the lack of family union can actually cause people to… Read more »