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British families prefer TV time to dinnertime

A new study from Warner Home Video has found that British families are more likely to watch TV together than eat together as a family.
February 17, 2011

A new study from Warner Home Video has found that British families are more likely to watch TV together than eat together as a family.

The study, which reviewed the viewing habits of 3,000 families, has found that a total of five hours a week are spent eating with family members, whereas the average British person spends more than 10 hours weekly watching TV with his or her family. Families are more inclined to share the experience of watching a show together and more than half say their TV is the center of the family household.

Modern families are also more likely to watch the same shows in succession, spending more hours on box sets than ever before. The study finds that watching TV box sets has become increasingly popular in the UK over the past five years despite the emergence of video-on-demand services and downloads.

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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