A NEW report has revealed the kind of television which makes us happy may be not only influenced by age and gender – but also by where you live.
People in the both Burton and South Derbyshire are happiest watching comedy, followed by learning programmes , with telly addicts also watching nearly 10 hours of films each week – the second highest percentage in the UK.
The results have been disclosed as part of TV Licensing’s TeleScope 2013, which charts the nation’s television habits.
It also revealed that the least popular shows were ones concerning religion, such as Songs of Praise, and factual programmes such as Newsnight.
Pipa Doubtfire, head of revenue management at BBC TV Licensing, said: “TeleScope 2013 looks at our emotional connections to the programmes we love, how our favourite TV programmes make us happy and our love for TV.
“In the three years we’ve been producing the TeleScope report, we’ve witnessed remarkable changes in the way viewers consume their favourite TV programmes.”
The survey also showed that people in the area have continued to embrace new technology, with just under 50 per cent of homes now having hard-drive recorder.
It also revealed that a third of people still had a video player set up as part of their home entertainment set-up.
The average household now has 1.83 TV sets, down from an average of 2.3 sets in 2003.
People watch an average of four hours and two minutes of television a day, up from an average of three hours and 36 minutes a day in 2006.
A spokesman for TV Licensing said: “Today’s viewing experience is a mix of live, recorded and catch-up viewing.”
More information is available by visiting www.telehappiness.co.uk