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.