TiVo Inc.

May 07, 2013 15:34 ET

According to TiVo, One in Five Moms Say They Want TV Time for Mother's Day

TiVo Fan and New Mom Kristin Cavallari Shares Her Must Watch Shows

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) - TiVo Inc. recently released the first-ever TiVo Mother's Day TV survey celebrating the best TV moms and the shows that help families come together. 

Almost one-third (28 percent) of moms surveyed say they can't live without their TiVo® DVR, so it's no wonder that one in five (21 percent) say a night off to catch up on their favorite TV is the gift they most want for Mother's Day. What reality programming are moms most likely to be catching up on? Cooking shows like Top Chef (41 percent) and adventure reality shows like Survivor (30 percent) lead the way in popularity.

"Busy moms have very little time to sit on the couch and enjoy their favorite movies or TV shows, and when we get that chance we're usually battling for control of the remote with our husbands or turning on Yo Gabba Gabba for kids in the house," said new mom and designer Kristin Cavallari. "What's great about having a TiVo and TiVo Stream is that you can watch your shows anywhere throughout the house or while traveling and I'm always discovering new shows. It's the perfect companion for busy moms and really, the whole family."

According to Cavallari, her "must have" shows on her TiVo include:

  • Homeland
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • The Soup
  • The Rachel Zoe Project

TiVo also examined favorite TV shows among moms and families. Families most like to watch comedies together such as The Big Bang Theory (35 percent) and Modern Family (28 percent). The Pritchett's from Modern Family were the top pick for favorite current TV family (35 percent), while the same percentage chose The Cosby Show's The Huxtables as the top classic TV family. Today's funniest TV mom is Modern Family's Claire Dunphy (41 percent), followed by How I Met Your Mother's Lily Aldrin-Erikson (25 percent). The most-missed funny TV mom is I Love Lucy's Lucy Ricardo (37 percent).

A TiVo Premiere 4 or TiVo Premiere XL4 DVR allows moms to record family-friendly programming -- up to 4 shows at once. TiVo Stream allows families to bring their recordings anywhere via their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch -- the perfect accessory for families-on-the-go. The newest addition to the TiVo family is TiVo Mini, which allows families to watch their recordings in any room in the house.

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