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Comedies Preferred Genre During Covid-19 Pandemic

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Results from survey conducted by talent agency’s UTA’s data group UTA IQ, in partnership with research firm SightX, found from their representative survey of nearly 1,100 people (ages 18-54) across the US who had been social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak from April 4 to April 11 that most look for laughs while social distancing.

Comedies is the preferred genre among movie and TV viewers as people are now stuck at home practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The survey found that 51% of respondents were watching comedy TV shows during the outbreak.

After Comedies, these respondents say Drama (39%), action/adventure (33%), news (33%) and Family programming (27%.)

The comedy genre also dominated among movie viewers, with 59% of respondents saying they tune into comedy movies while at home. Interesting finding considering comedies have struggled in theaters in recent years while blockbuster superhero movies dominate the box office.