TiVo Users Would Rather Go a Month Without Date Night Than Give Up a Month of TiVo

TiVo Survey Finds Most People Associate Their Love Lives With ABC's "Happy Endings"; TiVo Users Cite "Downton Abbey" as the Most Romantic Show

Results findings from TiVo's 'Turn on the Love' survey. Click here for high-resolution version

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - TiVo users love their TiVo® DVRs so much that nearly half (46 percent) said they would rather go one month without a date night than one month without being able to record their favorite TV programs on TiVo. Only 33 percent said they would rather give up TiVo for a month in favor of a date night, according to a new Valentine's Day Survey from TiVo Inc., the creator of digital video recorders (DVRs) and a leader in advanced television services.

The survey also found that current TV is highly reflective of real-life love:

  • Nearly half (43 percent) of all respondents feel their current romantic situation is most like ABC's "Happy Endings"

  • Don Draper from AMC's "Mad Men" is the TV character who respondents most closely associated their own love lives with (32 percent), followed by Hannah Horvath of HBO's "Girls" (31 percent)

  • TiVo users have a sophisticated take on love -- PBS' "Downton Abbey" is their pick for most romantic show (32 percent), while generic DVR users selected ABC's "The Bachelor/The Bachelorette" as most romantic (30 percent)

"Our survey found that most couples (46 percent) merge their TV viewing habits and TV show preferences when they have access to DVR technology," said Tara Maitra, Senior Vice President, General Manager Content & Media Sales at TiVo. "Coincidentally, exactly half (50 percent) of consumers say they control their TV recordings."

Survey respondents said DVRs like TiVo are modern household improvements that help partners live harmoniously. TiVo was ranked fourth (14 percent) of all improvements, behind dual bathrooms (40 percent), separate closets (22 percent) and man caves and craft rooms (21 percent).

About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service for virtually any platform or device. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.

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