Do You Ever Take Time Off to Watch TV?

Do You Ever Take Time Off to Watch TV?

Taryn Williford
Mar 14, 2012

If you're paying attention in the sports world, this week marks the kickoff to the NCAA basketball tournament, a.k.a. March Madness. But even if you're not into sports, you might still see some action in the form of a heavier workload: 6 percent of workers said they plan to take Thursday and Friday off to stay home, watch the games and follow scores.

Taking time off for TV isn't limited to March Madness, though. We know plenty of folks (myself included) took a day off work last April to tune in to the Royal Wedding from across the pond. Plenty more might take a day loff to watch their favorite Olympic event this July when the 2012 Summer Olympics hit London.

You'd think that since invention of the DVR, we wouldn't be stuck to our TV sets this way. Now that it's so easy to record TV and watch it back later at a more convenient time, we're not bound by the TV guide.

Yet still, sporting events and world news events (like the Royal Wedding) seem to call for live viewing. You want to see it as it happens. Who wants to watch the game when they already know the score?

So we want to know: Do you ever take time off to watch TV events as they happen? Or are you happy watching a playback when it's convenient for you?

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