The most popular movies and TV shows are also the most viewed, according to research from the University of Waterloo, the University at Buffalo, and the New York Public Library.
The researchers examined the average number of times a particular TV show, movie, or song was watched in the U.S. by viewers.
“What we found is that the more people watch these shows and the more they play them, the more likely they are to tune in and to consume more,” said lead author Dr. Andrew Fiedler, a research scientist in Waterloo’s Media Lab.
“That’s not surprising since watching TV is often seen as a means to entertain or learn, but it is also a way to find entertainment, and it is not as good for learning as it is for learning.”
The researchers analyzed the number of TV-watching times per person, per week, and per person per day for people aged 18 to 29 in each state.
They found that the most-viewed shows were popular with viewers ages 18 to 30, while the most watched movies were popular among those ages 35 to 44, and most watched TV shows were viewed by people in their 40s.
“We found that people who watch a lot of TV are also more likely to watch lots of movies and to read a lot more books,” Fiedling said.
“People who watch lots and lots of TV seem to spend a lot on entertainment, but not as much on reading.
That’s probably because people are not reading the same books that they would be if they were doing other things.”
Fiedlin said the findings may also indicate that TV-viewing habits are changing.
“It’s possible that the trend toward greater use of social media and other digital devices has had a significant impact on how people consume entertainment,” Fieler said.
While the research was conducted using data from the United States, it was consistent across the globe. In the U