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Old 10-25-07, 02:17 PM
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How soon do you watch your shows?

I don't think we've done something like this before / recently. But, how soon do you usually watch your shows?

With so many people having DVR's, this is a great way to know which shows are most important for people to watch as soon as possible.

Options:

Live or by end of broadcast
within 24 hours
1 to 2 days
3 days or more

Mon

Chuck (3 days or more)
Prison Break (Live or by the end of broadcast)
Heroes (Live or by the end of broadcast)
Rules of Engagement (3 days or more)
Journeyman (within 24 hours)
Samantha Who? (1 to 2 days)

Tues

Beauty & the Geek (1 to 2 days)
Carpoolers (within 24 hours)
The Unit (1 to 2 days)
Reaper (3 days or more)

Wed

Pushing Daisies (1 to 2 days)
Back to You (1 to 2 days)
Kid Nation (Live or by end of broadcast)
Bionic Woman (3 days or more)
Life (1 to 2 days)

Thurs

Survivor: China (Live or by end of broadcast)
My Name Is Earl (3 days or more)
Smallville (1 to 2 days)
30 Rock (within 24 hours)
The Office (Live or by end of broadcast)
CSI (1 to 2 days)
Scrubs (3 days or more)

Fri

Las Vegas (3 days or more)

Sat

Cops (3 days or more)

Sun

The Amazing Race 12 (Live or by end of broadcast)
Family Guy (1 to 2 days)
I know this might take some work, but it should be fun to see everyones postings.

Chris
Old 10-25-07, 02:48 PM
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I watch nothing live. I do watch a few half way in and then we're caught up by the end of the program.
I don't have a set schedule when to watch... it depends on a couple of things: Do I have to watch it w/ my husband and my mood. The shows I watch alone vary in preference of when to watch. ER and House are piled up.. and for some reason I have no burning desire to watch either one right now.
Old 10-25-07, 02:54 PM
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I don't watch that much TV, but the main shows i'm in to i'll watch live. That includes Heroes, Prison Break, House, and South Park. Don't really watch much else besides that
Old 10-25-07, 02:55 PM
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As soon as I have time
Old 10-25-07, 02:58 PM
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I never watch anything live.Smallville I will usually watch later that night or the first thing next morning.
Old 10-25-07, 03:00 PM
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My schedule may not say much because I try to watch all the HD recording quickly because my TiVo only holds 20 hours of HD.

Mon

Chuck (that evening post airing)
Everybody Hates Chris (over a week)
How I Met Your Mother (over a week)
Prison Break (Watch 30 minutes into broadcast)
K-Ville (3 or more days)
Heroes (that evening post airing)
Journeyman (within 24 hours)

Tues

Reaper (2 days)
House (that evening post airing)
Bones (1 day)

Wed

Pushing Daisies (that evening post airing)
Gossip Girl (15-30min after it starts)
Dirty Sexy Money (1-2 days)
Bionic Woman (1-2 days)
Life (1-2 days)
South Park (2-4 days)
Sarah Silverman Program (week or more)

Thurs

Ugly Better (later that evening post airing)
My Name Is Earl (3 days or more)
Smallville (15-30min after it starts)
30 Rock (that evening post airing)
Supernatural (1-2 days or more)
The Office (that evening post airing)
Scrubs (1-2 days or more)
Drawn Together (week or more)
Always Sunny in Philadelphia (1 day)

Fri

Friday Night Lights (3 days or more)
Moonlight (3 days or more)

Sun

The Simpsons (week or more)
Family Guy (week or more)
King of the Hill (week or more)
American Dad (week or more)
Desperate Housewives (that evening 30 minutes after it starts)
Brother & Sisters (that evening 15 minutes after it starts)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (week or more)

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Old 10-25-07, 03:01 PM
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Nothing live

Mon

Prison Break (within a week)
Heroes (later that night)
How I Met your Mother (within 3 days)
Journeyman (within a week)
Dancing with the Stars (later that night)
Samantha Who? (later that night)
Everybody Hates Chris (over a week)
Aliens in America (within a week)
Californication (within 24 hours)
Weeds (within a week)

Tues
Biggest Loser (later that night)
Dancing with the Stars (later that night)
House (within the week)
The Unit (within the week)
Reaper (over a week)
Boston Legal (within the week)

Wed

Pushing Daisies (1 to 2 days)
Private Practice (later that night)
Dirty Sexy Money (later that night)
Bionic Woman (still haven't started!)
Gossip Girl (within 1 to 2 days)

Thurs

Ugly Betty (later that night)
Grey's Anatomy (later that night)
Smallville (within a week)
30 Rock (within a week)
The Office (within a week - when my husband & I can watch together)
CSI (over a week)
Supernatural (over a week)
Without a Trace (over a week)

Fri

Men in Trees (later that night)
Women's Murder Club (over a week)
Search for American Band (within 1 or 2 days)
Real Time with Bill Maher (with 24 hours)

Sat
Saturday Night Live (within 24 hours)

Sun
The Amazing Race 12 (watch that night)
Desperate Housewives (later that night)
Brothers & Sisters (later that night)
Cold Case (within the week)
Life is Wild (within the week)
Dexter (within 3 days)
Tell Me You Love Me (within 1 to 2 days)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (within 3 days)
Old 10-25-07, 03:40 PM
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I'll watch most of my shows within about 4 days, with the exception of new series. I'll start watching new shows that I'm not sold on once they get a full season pickup or don't look like they'll be cancelled.
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I'm usually working at night, so I watch almost nothing live. I'll watch either that night when I get home or the next day depending how tired I feel.
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I often watch the live shows 20 minutes late and fast forward thru commercials. So I watch 2/3 of the show while its airing.

live:
DH / Heroes / House / Pushing Daisies / Bionic Woman / Office / 3 Rock / FNL

1 Day:
Journeyman / Brothers & Sisters
Old 10-25-07, 04:53 PM
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Mon
24 (Live, assuming I follow this next season to completion)

Tues
Unit (within the week or live)

Weds
Lost (live or within 2-3 days)

Thurs
Office (within 2-3 months, not that big of a fan)
30 Rock (within the week)

Other series I keep a couple of episodes on constant standby:
American Dad
Three Sheets
Top Gear
Old 10-25-07, 04:57 PM
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When I get the time. (1 or 2 days).
Old 10-25-07, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
Nothing live

Mon

Prison Break (within a week)
Heroes (later that night)
How I Met your Mother (within 3 days)
Journeyman (within a week)
Dancing with the Stars (later that night)
Samantha Who? (later that night)
Everybody Hates Chris (over a week)
Aliens in America (within a week)
Californication (within 24 hours)
Weeds (within a week)

Tues
Biggest Loser (later that night)
Dancing with the Stars (later that night)
House (within the week)
The Unit (within the week)
Reaper (over a week)
Boston Legal (within the week)

Wed

Pushing Daisies (1 to 2 days)
Private Practice (later that night)
Dirty Sexy Money (later that night)
Bionic Woman (still haven't started!)
Gossip Girl (within 1 to 2 days)

Thurs

Ugly Betty (later that night)
Grey's Anatomy (later that night)
Smallville (within a week)
30 Rock (within a week)
The Office (within a week - when my husband & I can watch together)
CSI (over a week)
Supernatural (over a week)
Without a Trace (over a week)

Fri

Men in Trees (later that night)
Women's Murder Club (over a week)
Search for American Band (within 1 or 2 days)
Real Time with Bill Maher (with 24 hours)

Sat
Saturday Night Live (within 24 hours)

Sun
The Amazing Race 12 (watch that night)
Desperate Housewives (later that night)
Brothers & Sisters (later that night)
Cold Case (within the week)
Life is Wild (within the week)
Dexter (within 3 days)
Tell Me You Love Me (within 1 to 2 days)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (within 3 days)
Sweet Jesus.
Old 10-25-07, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by rfduncan
Thurs

Ugly Better (later that evening post airing)

Ugly not better!

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Old 10-25-07, 06:09 PM
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Nothing Live either:

Sunday:
Amazing Race 12: 90% of the time same night
Cold Case: Over a week
Shark: Over a week
Brothers & Sisters: Over a week
Desperate Housewives: Over a week

Monday:
24: Within 30-45 minutes of airing
Prison Break: Later that Night
Chuck: Later that Night
Journeyman: Later that Night
CSI:Miami: Within a week
K-Ville: Within a week
Heroes: Within 1-2 days

Tuesday:
NCIS: Within a week
House: Within 1-2 days
Bones: Within a week
Reaper: Over 3 weeks behind
The Unit: Over a week
Cane: Over a week
Boston Legal: Over a week
Nip/Tuck: Within a week

Wednesday:
Pushing Daisies: Over a week
Private Practice: Over a week
Criminal Minds: 1-2 days
CSI:NY: Over a week
Gossip Girl: Catch Sunday re-air Over a week
Kitchen Nightmares: Later that Night
Bionic Woman: Within a week
Dirty Sexy Money: Over a week
Life: Over a week

Thursday:
Survivor: 90% of the time later that night
CSI: Within a week
Without a Trace: Over a week
Smallville: 1-2 days
Ugly Betty: Over a week
Grey's Anatomy: Over a week
Big Shots: Over a week
Supernatural: Over a week

Friday:
Ghost Whisperer: Over a week
Moonlight: Over a week
Las Vegas: 1-2 days
Friday Night Lights: Over a week
Next Great American Band: Later that night
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I don't really have a set schedule for when I watch shows. This season has been particularly tough as I've fallen behind on many shows because I wanted to watch the DVDs of the previous season before I started the next. So not only did I hold back on those shows, but I fell behind on others while watching the DVDs.

Then there's conflicts, sometimes 3 or even 4 shows that air at the same time (Mondays and Thursdays are really tough). As of now, I've managed to catch up on every show except Prison Break, Back To You, 'Til Death and Reaper, none of which I've started.

I do try to watch shows within 24 hours, or at least by the time the next episode airs.
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I want to watch stuff in HD, "live" viewing occurs for me, so this my live viewing slate:

Monday:
Alternate between Prison Break and HIMYM/Big Bang Theory
Heroes
Journeyman (or CSI: Miami)

Tuesday:
nothing, because I am out that night, but if I'm in:
Bones
House
Boston Legal

Wednesday:
America's Next Top Model
Bionic Woman
Life

Thursday:
Smallville
Grey's Anatomy
ER (or Big Shots)

Friday:
American Band (in the background)
Friday Night Lights
Numbers (or Las Vegas)

Sunday:
The Amazing Race (or football)
Desperate Housewives
Brothers and Sisters

The rest, I just watch whenever I get a chance, either after 11 p.m., or in the morning before work. It's been more work this fall season, and I'm starting to fall behind on most of the Thursday and Friday shows.

The time-shifted stuff:

Monday:
Dancing with the Stars
Samantha Who (on a short leash)
Bachelor (not concerned if I miss an episode or two)
Chuck
Two and a Half Men
Rules of Engagement
Everybody Hates Chris
Alien in America
Weeds
Californication

Tuesday:
Cane
Reaper
Beauty and the Geek
NCIS
The Unit (sometimes)

Wednesday:
Pushing Daisies
Private Practice
Dirty Sexy Money
Gossip Girl
Back To You
Til Death

Thursday:
Survivor
CSI
My Name is Earl
30 Rock
The Office
Scrubs
Supernatural
Ugly Betty

Friday:
Women's Murder Club
Moonlight (sometimes)
Men in Trees

Sunday:
Dexter
Curb Your Enthusiasm

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Old 10-25-07, 09:53 PM
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Usually the next night. I TIVO 2 shows a night except Wednesday. I only watch Survivor on Thursday's while it is on, but I start 15 mins late.
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I record like 21 hours of TV per week, but the only things I watch live (delay starting 15 minutes) or that same night are:

Prison Break
How I Met Your Mother
Heroes
Journeyman
Life
Smallville
The Office

Everything else I watch 3, 4, or more nights later.
Old 10-25-07, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SexualPudding
Sweet Jesus.
I know. I do a lot of multi-tasking with the TV on. Work out on the elliptical trainer, catch up on emails & paperwork, fold laundry, etc. Plus I am a night owl and I usually only get about 5 hours a sleep on weeknights.
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Mine's easy to list, since I only watch a handful of shows:

Sunday:
Desperate Housewives (the next day)

Monday:
How I Met Your Mother (1 or 2 days later, usually)

Tuesday:
Nip/Tuck (the next day)

Thursday:
Ugly Betty (live or by end of broadcast)
Old 10-26-07, 06:11 AM
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Patman ... No Pushing Daisies?
Old 10-26-07, 06:34 AM
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For the most part I watch everything within a couple of days on my DVR. At the moment I'm building up a backlog of shows because I'm catching up on earlier seasons on DVR.

The only TV I watch "live" so to speak is any contest/game show show such as 'The Apprentice' or 'Deal or No Deal'
Old 10-26-07, 07:17 AM
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The Office, 30 Rock, and Scrubs I watch live.

The rest I wait for DVD and that's a huge list.
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Most shows between 1-4 days, but there are times when I let things sit on my DVR for months. Like I've only watched the first 2 episodes of Torchwood.

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