If you are an ultra-liberal “Super-Democrat,” your favorite TV show is The Daily Show (no surprise there). If you are an “On-the-Fence Liberal,” your favorite show is the Graham Norton Show (that of the flamboyantly gay variety show host). If you are an “ultra-conservative,” your favorite TV watching is college football. If you are a “mild Republican,” you like Rules of Engagement. If you are a “Green Traditionalist,” you like Lizard Lick Towing, as well as other reality shows (contrary to the image or self-image of crunchy conservatives being all intellectual and sophisticated).
So says a study that gives the top 20 TV shows for each political category. Find yourself, if you can. (I found no category for someone who watches the few eclectic shows that I prefer.) But assuming this is, in the aggregate, correct, what can you learn about the different groups based on the TV shows they watch? (For example, “Super Democrats” seem to be the main ones subscribing to premium channels like HBO and Showtime. What does that mean? And why would crunch-cons like reality shows?) After the jump is the entire list. [Read more…]