What’s your “guilty pleasure”?

TiVo found out just in time for Fall TV season! TiVo recently conducted a survey to find out what Americans consider to be their guilty entertainment pleasures. Now you might not want to tell your friends that you already have your TiVo® box set up with a Season Pass® recording for “2 Broke Girls” on CBS or “Whitney” on NBC or even “New Girl” on Fox – three new Fall comedies – but you are not alone in your love of hilarious sitcoms! Our survey found that one quarter of Americans (26 percent) weren’t embarrassed to admit they indulge in their guilty entertainment pleasure every day; though on the flip side, nearly the same amount (21 percent) said they judge others on their TV choices.

Our survey also found the top three guilty pleasures according to Americans are:

  • Crime dramas
  • Sitcoms
  • Reality TV

Readers, does that surprise you considering how popular those genres have become?

TiVo’s survey also tookAmerica’s pulse on the most anticipated new and returning shows this Fall:

  • ABC’s remake of the late ’70s classic “Charlie’s Angels” is the most highly anticipated new show TV viewers are most looking forward to; NBC’s “Prime Suspect & CBS’ “Person of Interest” tied for second
  • American’s love their crime dramas – CBS’ “NCIS” is the returning drama people are most excited for
  • ABC’s “Modern Family” is the most highly anticipated returning comedy
  • ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” has twice as many women than men tuning in to watch who wins the Mirror Ball Trophy

And we think a lot of TV lovers will have to admit they are excited to see Ashton Kutcher starring in CBS’ “Two And A Half Men” this Fall. Thirty five percent said they are looking forward to catching Ashton in action on as the comedy star they’re most looking forward to watching this fall. Will Arnett in NBC’s “Up All Night” placed a distant second with only 11 percent.

What shows are you looking forward to this Fall TV season? Will you host a viewing party with your friends and family, or will you be keeping your love of reality TV a secret this season?


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  • Paul

    I enjoy Haven and Alphas on SYFY. I enjoy and learn a lot of the Food Network and The Cooking Channel.
    Dexter and True Blood along with Weeds and The Big C.
    I would not watch Two and a Half Men or and of the Housewives shows

  • jonathan

    the only thing i am recording for the new shows are: unforgettable, the middle, person of interest, nikita, prime suspect, and ringer. Some of my faves are warehouse 13, burn notice, white collar, against the wall, american restoration, and a whole bunch of other ones. Oh yeah and Damages that show is so great.

  • Shannon

    Guilty pleasure is daytime drama..OLTL..and thanks to TiVo, I can watch it when I get home from work!

  • Nancy Cook

    SYFY — love it too! Eureka, Roswell, Smallville, Sanctuary, Supernatural and more!