Post by Mike Spadoni on Aug 30, 2012 3:29:45 GMT 1
With both Republicans and Democrats nominating their respective presidential nominees (the GOP picking Mitt Romney this week and President Obama expected to get the Democratic nod next week), now seems to be a good time to find out what television shows progressives and conservatives enjoy. Not surprisingly, there's very little common ground. The research group Experian Simmons has come out with a list of the top TV programs for reaching party loyalists and swing voters.
First, the top five for what Experian Simmons calls "Super Democrats": 1. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 2. The Colbert Report 3. 30 Rock 4. Shameless 5. Modern Family
Now, for the favorites among "Ultra Conservatives": 1. ESPN College Football 2. Antiques Roadshow 3. The fourth hour of "Today" with Kathy Lee and Hoda 4. ESPN2 College Football 5. Dancing With The Stars Results Show
"Mild Republicans" have their picks: 1. Rules Of Engagement 2. Sons Of Guns 3. Brad Metzler's Decoded 4. Sons Of Anarchy 5. TOSH.0
As for "On The Fence Liberals": 1. The Graham Norton Show 2. Aqua Teen Hunger Force 3. Top Gear (on BBC America, not the mediocre US version on History) 4. TOSH.0 5. American Dad
Finally, the "Green Traditionalists": 1. Lizard Lick Towing 2. Extreme Couponing 3. Four Weddings 4. Covert Affairs 5. Blue Bloods
So that's it, campaign strategists: If you want to target your candidate, follow the money. Or in this case, your demographic. I'm Mike Spadoni, and I approved this column.
"Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some."--Alfred Hitchcock