Favorite TV Show of the Rich Is ...
Modern Family, by a lot
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2011 1:15 PM CST
In this publicity image released by ABC, Eric Stonestreet, left, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson are shown in a scene from "Modern Family."   (AP Photo/ABC, Mitch Haddad)

(Newser) – The Vulture blog of New York magazine finds that ABC's Modern Family is the favorite of well-to-do TV fans. It not only has the highest median income ($83,000) of viewers in the 18-49 range, it boasts by far the highest number of viewers who pull in at least $100,000 a year. It gets a 13.6 rating among that camp, with Two and a Half Men a distant second at 9.0.

Why Modern Family? Mogulite figures it helps that the three families in the sitcom aren't hurting for money. All three households have a breadwinner and a stay-at-home parent, "a luxury afforded only by high earners," notes Amy Tennery. The families take nice vacations, worry about things like ritzy preschools, and generally "exist in an oddly recession-free world." All of which calls to mind the show that does worst in the ratings among the rich: Cops.

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Nov 21, 2011 9:06 AM CST
I can't live my life while I'm watching somebody else's. I won't pay to be lied to. Stop watching someone else's life, turn off the tube, change your own.
Nov 20, 2011 11:12 PM CST
There were a number of good shows, with intelligent plots, good writing, and fine direction (like the director(s) of _The Closer_), but, beginning about two or three years ago, the ALL suffered an attack of feeeeelings, resulting in wasting time on the protag's mom's illness, kids school problems, or the mule's migraine. Cut the shit, writers, and get back to interesting DRAMA. _The Unit_ was a great idea, completely ruined by all the wifey horse pucky. And for those that dwell in the land of pretentiousness.........well, there's always cornelison's cable. TV is to entertain. As ole' Ernie said: "Ya want messages, go to Western Union".
Nov 20, 2011 8:13 AM CST
The rich can't be doing all that well if they are still sitting in front of the boob tube. Favorite shows? The Daily Show and The Mentalist. Which I don't watch often because I enjoy real life more. I made $75000 for a few years and got the feeling of "having enough." Since then I haven't made that much money but I have always, really, both had enough and felt like I had enough.