The study, commissioned by Samsung Electronics Canada revealed the following stats around Canadian TV watching habits:
- Ontarians alone are found to watch the least amount of TV when compared to other Canadians. When they are watching, however, the battle for the remote control is likely occurring in the bedroom with a majority of Canadians admitting to having a television in their bedroom.
- More than 80 per cent of Canadian households own one to three televisions.
- B.C. residents are more likely to be couch potatoes with 15 per cent of respondents watching more than 29 hours of TV a week (this is more than twice the national average).
- Over one-third of Canadians watch 8-14 hours of television a week.
Some of the other facts that were uncovered by this survey include:
- Albertans are the biggest reality show fans.
- Quebeckers are the biggest soap opera fans, with double the number of people saying that this is their preferred type of show than elsewhere in the country.
- The oldest televisions are in the prairies, where 8% of people said their TV was more than 20 years old.
- People living in Quebec were most likely to have a TV in their kitchen.
Most of these results aren’t especially surprising, but the B.C. stat regarding the amount of TV watched kind of threw me for a loop. As someone who is a former B.C. resident and who still has family living there, my impression of the B.C. lifestyle is that of a more outdoors-oriented and more active one than elsewhere in Canada. Maybe things have changed out west, or perhaps this was never the reality.
Where do you stand on TV watching habits? Let us know which province you’re in and how much TV you watch and we’ll see if we get the same results as Samsung.