Geeky TV shows like Sherlock, Sandman, Doctor Who, Black Mirror and Game of Thrones entered Currys’ battle royale of British TV watching habits.
The road ahead was not easy, and the fighting took our heroes up against ‘mainstream’ entities such as I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, Love Island, The Great British Bake Off and Clarkson’s Farm (you know, the guy who punched someone for bringing him the wrong sandwich).
Here’s how it started;
2,000 Brits took part in the voting battle, and the shows themselves were picked from their IMDB scores based on the last two years.
On the way, Currys found out that;
- 47% of the British public watch TV to unwind
- 23% watch to learn something
- 10% watch because “social media” made them do it
In terms of how people watch TV we’ve seen some changes;
- 19% like to watch their shows live
- 25% watch 2 to 3 episodes per series, with each go
- 10% binge-watch when possible
Here’s how it ended;
Game of Thrones went up against Peaky Blinders and should have zig-zagged because they lost (but only just). How did this series edge out the fantasy drama? 1 in 5 Brits in the poll responded “strong acting”, when asked what they like, and nearly a third said “mystery,” something Peaky Blinders is known for.
- Currys’ Guilty Pleasures TV.
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