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Do You Watch TV Online?

I've been thinking recently about all the different ways we watch TV now. So I was interested when I came across a new study that found that 16 percent of Americans with internet access have watched TV online, often on streaming video sites like ABC's (pictured above). That's double the number who said they watched TV online last year. Here's more:

Online viewers cite personal convenience and avoiding commercials as their top two reasons for watching TV broadcasts on the Internet. Four out of every five online viewers say that watching these programs online has not changed their television viewing habits, but a small percentage claim that their traditional television viewing has decreased.

Are you among the 16 percent watching TV online?


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watch-free-sky watch-free-sky 9 years
Oh yea i watch free sky and watch tv online every moment that i'm not busy writing or doing other things. You can watch as much tv online or sport or even music videos if you wish. Just try this link and have a look to see what you think, watch free sky & watch tv online
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 9 years
YES! I always watch shows I missed when I work out because my work out room is also my office! I cant ever watch all my shows during the week because of work or its amazing!
mellafe mellafe 9 years
I would if they let people outside the US watch. BOO.
ktacce ktacce 9 years
i watch pushing daisies becuase it's such a horrid timeslot!!
tooq2love tooq2love 9 years
i work evenings, so i watch all my favs online
ispyemo ispyemo 9 years
its my free version of tivo.
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Yes, sometimes...I also LOVE onDemand, which uses DVR technology to reply shows when it is convenient. Because of On Demand, I (and I assume the at least 600+ people on the email list I recently got) have purposely not watched new NBC shows because they charge for OnDemand. Don't they get that more people would watch NBC shows religiously if you had the option to catch up on a missed episode?
all the time and not only ABC but and soo on. im always at work adn always mess everythin soo i got find a way.. right?? thank god for internet baby!! :pray:
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
MTV Online, peoplee.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I do occasionally because in the states most shows are weeks ahead of us so I want to know what's happening. Unfortunately that ABC site doesn't let non-US users watch shows :(
lynn2007 lynn2007 9 years
If I miss an episode of one of my favorite shows, then I'll defiantly watch it online. Other than that I'll only watch something if I'm bored, and have nothing better to do.
mrspiven mrspiven 9 years
i am always busy on thursday nights, so i'm so happy nbc put the office online! its one of my favorite shows by far, and i am so happy i don't have to bother a friend to tivo it anymore!
susanec susanec 9 years
It's so great when I work late or just other wise miss it. Or when I'm hanging out on the 'puter and put on a show as background.
Katiefrog Katiefrog 9 years
I watch shows sometimes at work! Dont tell. Not at home though. I don't really see how it benefits the shows to put them online for free though, like Grey's. I understand putting something up for a bit to get interest in it, but after that, I don't see how it helps. But I'm happy so many shows do it now!
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i love having shows online. i don't have a tivo, and my vcr is broken. so it's great to be able to watch shows online, especially during lunch breaks at work. :)
cleegiants cleegiants 9 years
i love the online option. i prefer to watch it live, but on thursdays - i want to see CSI, The Office, and Grey's - so something has to be online (record one, watch the other live). Plus if I work late, I might not have set it to record, so I don't miss anything by having it online. Some people mentioned having problems with the video players but (knock on wood) I haven't.
cutesy11 cutesy11 9 years
Thank goodness for online TV!
KerryG KerryG 9 years
I watch most of my TV online these days, because most of my favorite shows are on between 7 and 9 PM, central time, smack in the middle of my daughter's prime meltdown period/going to bed routine.
julie37596 julie37596 9 years
I wish I could but I am hearing impaired and they're not closed captioned online. SUCKS!!
Mokona Mokona 9 years
I always forget that they're available online!
lovelylei lovelylei 9 years
less commercials =D I watch Pushing Daisies and The Office online always.
gopg8r gopg8r 9 years
We just move overseas b/c my husband is in the military. We are paying tons of money for Sky network every month b/c I thought I could see all my shows but they are just playing last season shows. Even the Armed Forces Network doesn't play current shows. So, I figured I would watch them on-line but all the networks block you from watching since our computer isn't in the states. I've contacted them hoping if I registered with our APO address - obviously we are Americans if we have one - they would lift the restriction but no response from anyone. It's so frustrating. MTV allows it so I can watch The Hills but nothing from the networks. Wish Bravo would put the entire episodes on-line.
SweetGeorgia SweetGeorgia 9 years
yes i work at night three nights a week, usually when my *shouuws* are on. I and seem to forget to tivo them. usually Chuck and bionic woman.
Alli930 Alli930 9 years
Always watch The Hills online, i manage to fall asleep before it comes on Monday nights !!
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