Time to Think Pink: The Stats

GLBT tech and TV habits
April 1, 2006

GLBT tech and TV habits
32% have digital cable and premium channels
23% with cable/satellite have used VOD
28% have used DVR
14% have HD
82% own a mobile phone
43% own an MP3 player
37% have downloaded a music file in the last 30 days
70% have viewed a video clip/listened to an audio clip online in the last 30 days
61% have read a blog
21% have posted a blog or comment
15% have created their own blog

Top 10 TV Programs

1. Will & Grace
2. Queer as Folk
3. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
4. Desparate Housewives
5. Six Feet Under
6. The Simpsons
7. Golden Girls
8. South Park
9. The Ellen DeGeneres Show
10. The Daily Show

GLBT Women
1. The L Word
2. The Ellen DeGeneres Show
3. Will & Grace
4. CSI
5. Law and Order: SVU
6. Queer as Folk
7. Jeopardy
8. American Idol
9. Dateline
10. Friends

Top Cable TV Networks

1. Bravo
2. A&E
3. Comedy Central
4. HBO
5. Showtime

GLBT Women
1. Showtime (The L Word)
2. A&E
3. Discovery Channel
4. Bravo
5. HBO

Top reality-based shows with GLBT
1. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
2. American Idol
3. The Amazing Race
4. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
5. Trading Places
6. The Apprentice
7. Real World
8. Big Brother
9. Fear Factor
10. Blow Out
11. Project Runway
12. America’s Next Top Model
13. Queer Eye for the Straight Girl
14. The Bachelor/Bachelorette
Source: OpusComm Group

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty