LOS ANGLES — This Father’s Day you might expect to see dads watching the big game or The History Channel, but what shows are dads watching that they don’t want anyone to know about?
They might not admit it, but dads love dancing celebrities, doctors who get steamy in broom closets, private school teenagers who can’t stop text messaging and “Access Hollywood.”
TiVo recently polled more than 700 hundred fathers from across the country and queried them on what shows they pretend to stomach while viewing with their families, but secretly love to watch.
“Dancing With the Stars” topped the list for dads. Almost one third of the men polled admitted to enjoying the competition on the dance floor.
Reality shows aren’t the only favorite for fathers. ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” has dads reaching for the remote. The ups and downs of Meredith and McDreamy apparently have them hooked, as this steamy hospital drama came in second place.
And beyond hospital-based dramas, TiVo’s poll proved dads love the suburbs too, especially on Wisteria Lane! Almost one fourth of dads polled admitted enjoying the mystery, comedy and drama of “Desperate Housewives,” landing the series in third place.
Access Hollywood also made the list, coming in fourth place, as a guilty entertainment pleasure for the guys.
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