An amazing 1 in 10 Sheffield folk would miss birth of a child to watch their favourite live event
And new research from electrical retailer AO.com also reveals 11% of people from the city would skip the birth to watch their favourite TV programme!
We are a nation of television lovers, able to enjoy a host of shows whenever we want to watch them.
Thanks to advances in modern technology – and in particular with audio visual products – more and more of us can now enjoy watching large scale sporting, musical or theatrical events in the comfort of their own home.
In the survey AO.com asked more than 1,200 people across the UK a series of questions about their TV habits.
People from Sheffield revealed some very interesting facts:
11.3% of city respondents spend more than 15 hours a week watching television on their own
51% of people don’t watch any television with their children
19% of people watch up to 4 hours of soap operas a week
34% of people spend up to 2 hours a week watching cooking programmes.
60.4% of people don’t invite people round to watch any live events on the television.
26.4% of people would, however, invite people round to watch a live sporting event
16.7% of people would be willing to miss their dream celebrity date to watch their favourite live event
13% of respondents would miss a job interview to watch their favourite live event
The top 3 things that annoy people from Sheffield the most when attending live events are:
Drunken crowds (40.7% of respondents)
Over-priced refreshments and merchandise (39% of respondents)
Public toilets (33.3% of respondents)
65% of people would rather watch live events they love from the comfort of their own home than attend them live.
On average, people from Sheffield would pay £2,268.30 to go back in time and watch an iconic live event. And 14.3% would be willing to pay £15,000!
The survey was conducted in support of AO.com’s “Bringing the Summer Home” campaign, designed to make sure the UK public can experience every major live event this summer.
Featuring a rundown of 12 of the biggest events in the Summer 2016 calendar, the interactive hub calculates how much it would cost you to travel to the event and experience it in person, before suggesting ways of how you can transport the atmosphere and excitement of the event into your front room.
Andrew Kirkcaldy, group brand director at AO.com commented on the findings and the launch of the hub: “We believe that just because you can’t get a ticket to an event, doesn’t mean you can’t have just as much fun at home experiencing it. I think anyone who watched the excitement of the Euros 2016 will agree!
“So if you missed out on any summer events, don’t despair. We created the Bringing the Summer Home guide to help you throw the perfect party for the iconic summer events, AO style – complete with themed food and drinks ideas, and the latest in AV technology to enhance your viewing experience.”
You can take a look at the Bring the Summer Home campaign here http://ao.com/life/bringing-the-summer-home/