Skip to comments.Republicans Love 'Modern Family,' Democrats Favor 'Dexter,' New Study Shows
Posted on 11/14/2010 12:25:09 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Republicans Love 'Modern Family,' Democrats Favor 'Dexter,' New Study Shows
by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 10th 2010 10:45AM
'Modern Family,' a seemingly liberal show about a blended family -- with a gay couple and adopted kids -- is among the favorites of Republicans. Say what?
According to a new study by Experian Simmons, Republicans favor many of TV's biggest hits such as 'Modern Family,' 'American Idol' and 'Dancing With the Stars.' On the Democrat side, TV favorites include cable shows like 'Dexter' and 'Mad Men.'
"The big shows with mass appeal tend to have above-average scores from Democrats and Republicans but with higher concentrations of Republicans," John Fetto, senior marketing manager at Experian Simmons, told The Hollywood Reporter. "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."
Unsurprisingly, the top show for Republicans is 'Glenn Beck' and 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' for Democrats. But who knew Democrats favored 'Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami'?
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The only current shows this Republican watches frequently (excluding politics and public affairs):
History Channel only, Pawn Stars and a few others
Austin City Limits (the only PBS must)
Later w/ Jools Holland (BBC America)
Caprica (although it’s starting to bore me)
The Walking Dead
Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show (Great Job!)
In Plain Sight
Of course not, but my kids are old enough watch whatever they want.
But lets face it, there are lots of shows on TV where people get murdered any number of ways. There is always the occasional waco who emulates what they see on TV or in the Movies. But we all know that behavior is very rare—almost everyone can tell fantasy from reality. I don’t advocate taking something I like off the air because of that.
Wow! I’m familiar with these shows, but mine aren’t on either list (Burn Notice, Human Target, Leverage, old Criminal Minds). I must be an anomaly!
But what really has me glued is the inner struggle that Jackson has had since reading his fathers memoirs. The timeless battle of good versus evil wracking his mind and soul.
I haven't figured out yet where the writers are gonna end up on that.
I gave up on “Dexter” after the start of the Jimmy Smits season. I prefer my soaps and old “Miami Vice” reruns.
The flip side is that she is a flaming lib, and IIRC, she also is a puffer. Still, she's pretty, with cupie-doll type features.
And the people that answered "Keith Olbermann" just did it so as not be kicked out of the moonbat "kool" crowd. Anybody with a sense of truth, accuracy, facts, and decency would not be watching KO unless they have to.
I’ve never seen a single episode of any of those shows.
I liked Dexter bet I never cared for DeeDee who was always ruining his experiments.
Dexter is forensic scientist psychopathic killer that you hate to love. The first season was a bit on the raunchy side for me but it’s a show that keeps your attention.
Which definition of puffer ?
Did not know about this one but looks interesting...will have to find it on DVD. Thanks
My “If I catch it, I catch it” list:
Adam 12 (RTV)
It Takes a Thief (RTV)
My “Bummer I can't have a satellite dish” list:
Damages (DirecTV, formerly on FX) Best-written show on TV, IMO.
Smoking butts. Yuck!!!
i love that show also!
A friend turned me on to Dexter about two months ago.
So far I’ve watched seasons one through three,
Great show, very different from nearly anything I’ve seen so far. Nearly riveting.
And I’m a lifelong very conservative pubbie, up til now.
Leaning towards the tea party and possibly looking for a govt overthrow.