Strictly Come Dancing is Brit males top guilty TV pleasureDecember 25th, 2007 - 3:19 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 25 (ANI): British male TV viewers have named reality show Strictly Come Dancing as their greatest guilty pleasure, according to a survey.
The survey, conducted for the Radio Times, which asked around 800 of its readers to nominate their own guilty pleasure for the poll, found that men did not admit that they watched the ballroom dancing show to their friends, for the fear of being ridiculed.
And the reason for gluing to the TV while the show was on was the “smallness of the costumes… the drama, the humour and the frocks”.
Second on the list of male TV viewers’ guilty pleasures of 2007 was the sci-fi hit, Heroes, followed by Doctor Who.
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! was fourth, followed by the X Factor.
Male viewers also said that they were more reluctant to admit watching Top Gear than they were for Big Brother.
Costume drama Cranford was eighth in the list, followed by the Noel Edmonds’ daytime hit Deal Or No Deal and Desperate Housewives.
“There’s a lot of snobbery in the TV world, and too often ‘quality TV’ is only associated with heavyweight documentaries or landmark dramas, the Daily Record quoted Radio Times editor Gill Hudson, as saying.
The Top 10 Brit Male Viewers’ TV Guilty Pleasures are:
1. Strictly Come Dancing
3. Doctor Who
4. I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
5. The X Factor
6. Top Gear
7. Big Brother
9. Deal Or No Deal
10. Desperate Housewives
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