Preferred TV show types in the U.S. 2018, by age group

The statistic presents information on preferred TV show genres among adults in the United States as of November 2018, broken down by age group. The findings show that 90 percent of respondents aged between 45 and 54 said that they found comedies to be very or somewhat favorable, with 62 percent saying the same about the horror genre. Favorability of TV shows in the horror genre was particularly low among those aged 65 or above, with just 31 percent considering the genre very or somewhat favorable, compared to 64 percent of 18 to 29 year olds who said the same.

Favorability of selected television show genres among adults in the United States as of November 2018, by age group

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Release date

November 2018


United States

Survey time period

November 15 to 18, 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*The total sample size was 2,200 adults. The data reflects those who considered the genre very or somewhat favorable.
During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the following television show genres?"

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