Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Television viewing habits: average number of episodes watched of popular shows ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Television viewing habits: average number of episodes watched of popular shows
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: littleduckie-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 23 Sep 2006 23:15 PDT
Expires: 07 Oct 2006 13:58 PDT
Question ID: 767935
Within the past 2 months I stumbled upon either a news or research
article discussing television viewing habits.  In the article, it
states that even dedicated viewers only watch a small percentage of
their favorite shows and that casual viewers may only watch 10% of the
episodes.  The Sopranos was mentioned, complete with the obvious quip
to the effect of "what would someone really get out of watching just a
few Sopranos episodes..." (approximate quote of course, if I had the
real one I could find it!)  Payout to the person who can locate this
article.  If it cannot be found, I will consider partial payments to
people who provide reference materials in this space.  Thanks!

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 24 Sep 2006 10:44 PDT
This appeared in the New York Post online on July 31, 2006:

"Anybody know that the average TV viewer does not - not - make an
appointment to watch even their favorite programs? Statistics - and
don't ask me who cobbled together these numbers - reveal the average
viewer watches 1.5 out of 10 episodes of their favorite shows. And
that's across the board in sports, entertainment, news, soaps or that
reality dreck. A higher than average percentage, however, is a date to
watch James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco & Co. The
'Sopranos' addict catches 3.6 out of 10 episodes. Although what he can
get out of one-sixth of a 'Soprano' showing, who knows. Maybe just a
suggestion of a whack?"

New York Post: Cindy Adams

Please let me know if this is the right article.

Clarification of Question by littleduckie-ga on 24 Sep 2006 14:24 PDT
This isn't the article I'm looking for, but this gossip columnist is
clearly referencing the same article.  I need the original source
which I believe was either a research study or trade magazine article.
There is no answer at this time.

There are no comments at this time.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy