The UK broadcast regulator’s latest report on audience attitudes to TV and radio found that around 16% of those surveyed thought TV had improved and 49% felt the quality of programming had remained the same over the previous year.
Among those that thought TV shows had gotten worse, the top reasons were repeats at 57%, a lack of variety at 43%) a “general lack of quality” at 32% and too many reality shows at 30%.
“Most people (79%) had not been offended by anything on TV in the past year. However, one in five had found something offensive, rising to a third (33%) for people aged 65 and over. Those aged between 16 and 24 were least likely to be offended (9% compared with 33% of over 65s),” said Ofcom.
Of those who had been offended, bad language at 44%, violence at 41% and sexual content at 41% were found to be the top concerns.
Elsewhere, the research found that, on average, the households surveyed owned two TV sets and that 44% of adults had used an internet connected TV in the past 12 months – most via set-top boxes such as TiVo or Sky.
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