Thursday, February 21, 2008

TV Fans Fended For Themselves During Writers’ Strike

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – TV fans were left to fend for themselves during the recent writers’ strike – and they went straight for the DVDs.

According to a poll by, 33 percent of couch potatoes coped during the 14-week-long writers’ strike by watching lots of DVDs at home, most likely catching up on movies or their favorite TV shows.

Other strike stats include...

  • 24 percent of TV fans dealt with the lack of good TV by playing video games, opting not to watch reruns, but instead advance to new levels of their favorite games.

  • 15 percent saw a lot more movies, possibly hitting up the movie theater more often than usual.

  • 11 percent of TV audiences played it smart and caught up on the programming stored in their DVRs.

  • 10 percent hit the books and brushed up on their reading.

    Finally, 7 percent admit they became addicted to crappy reality TV shows.

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