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Do men or women watch more television?Do women or Men watch more tv?

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suvetha | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted April 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM via web

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Do men or women watch more television?

Do women or Men watch more tv?

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bhawanipur | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 14, 2012 at 5:57 PM (Answer #2)

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I think men and women watch equally. If the woman is not working, she enjoys it when her husband and children are out. On the other hand men sit in front of TV after returning home from job with his children. At that time his wife remain busy in preparing food. If a women is working, her routine is same as that of her husband.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 14, 2012 at 7:19 PM (Answer #3)

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My wife and I watch an equal amount of TV, although we don't agree upon the same types of shows. I don't know that either men or women watch more than the other, but I do think men prefer sports and action shows, while most women lean toward romantic viewing.

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted April 14, 2012 at 7:50 PM (Answer #4)

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men,,, like my father  ^_*

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 14, 2012 at 7:52 PM (Answer #5)

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I haven't had a TV in more than five years, and I don't miss it at all! :)

I think that there is no real, fair answer to your question. I looked for scientific studies, and couldn't find any; however in my search I did find quite a number of studies that link increased time in front of the TV with a variety of illnesses and ailments, including kidney disese, heart disease, and type II diabetes. One study did note that the links between TV time and disease seem to be more pronounced in women; it concluded that TV time was correlated with sedentary lifestyle, which is the real problem.

I would have to say that no matter which gender watches more television, it's a bad idea to watch too much. Your body is made to get up and move -life is not a spectator sport!

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 15, 2012 at 4:23 AM (Answer #6)

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A very thought provoking post 5 by Pocorz and I agree with it as I hardly watch TV and prefer to be out in my home garden or working on computer. I also agree with post 3 by Bullgatortail about the viewing habits.

In Pakistan and probably in India too, women spend more time watching soaps and romantic programmes. This is particularly true in the people with low education level. However in educated and working class, the viewing is much different irrespective of the sex and people like to watch programmes related to current affairs with equal interest. Again all this is based on my personal observation and discussions with people and there is no study to support it, and hence this assessment could be very subjective.

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wannam | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 16, 2012 at 2:20 PM (Answer #7)

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I think it really depends on the person and their interests rather than being male or female.  For instance, my father-in-law watches an insane amount of TV.  He is constantly watching a race or golf.  My husband, on the other hand, rarely watches any TV.  It really just depends on the individual, their personality, and their interests.

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catd1115 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted April 22, 2012 at 1:59 PM (Answer #8)

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Without any scientific backing, I would guess that if averaged, it is about the same. As noted above the amount of tv one watches is very differnt from person to person and situation to situation. I think one indicator of the fact that both men and women probably watch equal amounts of tv (on average) is the type of programming available. I don't see that there is a disproportianate amount of shows geared toward women or men. If we include cable/satelitte channels there seem to be equal amounts of channels/programming aimed at both sexes. Clearly it seems to be assumed that men and women are looking for different things in what they watch but I don't see a major difference in how much they watch.

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acompanioninthetardis | TA , Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted June 13, 2014 at 8:18 PM (Answer #10)

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I think it depends on if the viewers interests are met by tv rather then what gender watches tv more. men or women may watch TV the same if they watch shows that appear on tv, whereas if they are like me, who watch alot of foreign shows that usually cant be shown on tv in different countries, then they may go towards watching "tv" online. 

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udonbutterfly | TA , College Freshman | Valedictorian

Posted August 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM (Answer #11)

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I think this is one of those things that can not really be gender biased. Watching TV is a regular thing that nearly everyone does and it is usually never questioned who is watching it more. If I had to take a guess the best thing to compare when it comes to views would be age. For example, comparing if those between the ages of 14-18 are watching more TV than those between the ages of 30-35.

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kevin0001 | TA , Grade 9 | Salutatorian

Posted August 15, 2014 at 3:43 AM (Answer #12)

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I think that both men and women watch equal amount of TV. When ever each gender has free time or isn't busy, they can watch as much TV as they like, so it would be difficult to observe their habit. There are a lot of people in the world so there won't be an exact number of TV viewers based on gender.

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melissa1106 | TA , Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted August 15, 2014 at 8:39 PM (Answer #13)

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I believe it is pretty equal between men and women with tv watching. There are many programs that appeal to women, men or both but the actual watching is usually equal. Sometimes the age groups can differ.A lot of teens watch tv while some adults do not have as much time because of work.

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