Average TV fans are watching 78,705 hours of soaps, movies and box sets in their lifetimes

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THE average TV fan will spend 78,705 hours watching their favourite shows, films, and box sets during their lifetime.

A study – conducted by LG Electronics on 2,000 adults – has found people will spend three and a half hours a day, which is a total of 1,248 hours a year, in front of the square screen tuning into various shows or sporting matches.

 A study has found TV fans will watch over 78,000 hours of TV during their lifetime

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A study has found TV fans will watch over 78,000 hours of TV during their lifetimeCredit: ITV

This means film buffs will enjoy almost 4,000 films, and over 30,000 episodes of TV programmes.

But with the vast array of box sets and movies being watched means debates will inevitably ensue.

The survey has found, on average, a household will have two arguments a week over what to watch.

The study also found six out of 10 people would be lost without their telly, while other movie buffs will go to a friend’s house, the pub or another venue where there is a big screen to watch their preferred show with a better picture.

 However, households will argue over what to watch at least twice a week

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However, households will argue over what to watch at least twice a weekCredit: AP:Associated Press

Home entertainment product manager at LG UK, James Thomas, said: “The Golden Age of Content is here, but similar to the golden age of film and cinema, it won’t be fully appreciated until it’s over.

“Everyone has a favourite series to sink into at the end of a day, but many are missing out on the full experience due to the limitations of an old TV.”

But with new shows hitting the screens, including the upcoming double series of Love Island, which will see a winter series filmed in South Africa air next year, television lovers feel spoilt for choice.

A separate study carried out by One Poll has found 15 per cent of people who felt overwhelmed by what to watch, waste almost 3,000 hours flicking through the channels trying to decide what to tune in to.

 The device the show, film or box set is viewed on will always make a difference to the viewers reaction, while some will go elsewhere to get a better picture when they tune into their favourite programme

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The device the show, film or box set is viewed on will always make a difference to the viewers reaction, while some will go elsewhere to get a better picture when they tune into their favourite programmeCredit: BBC

While those who love a box set, like Game of Thrones of Big Little Lies, will tune into 11,278 different series over a lifetime.

LG also partnered with Realeyes – the world’s leading emotion AI company – to find out if the device we watch our much loved shows on has an impact on the viewers response.

An experiment on identical twins Henry and William Wade saw the social media influencers watch Game Of Thrones The Battle of The Bastards episode, with one tuning into the show on 2019 LG OLED TV while the other viewed the programme on a 2013 LED TV.

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The AI platform analysed the facial expressions, heart rate, and body language throughout the clip, and found the 2019 OLED TV held 25 per cent more attention than the 2013 LED.

Mihkel Jäätma, CEO and co-founder of Realeyes, said: “This experiment by LG was a really interesting and fun way to utilise our ground-breaking AI technology.

“We’ve taught computers to read and understand human emotions and attention, which allows us to offer scientifically sound measurements of a viewer’s immersion.”


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