When comparing British vs American television differences, you might jump to some standard stereotypes. After living as an American in London married to a British man for five years, I have enjoyed watching British television and know that I still have much to learn.
I make two to three trips back to Florida a year. It’s funny but I had never thought to write about the differences in television topic until recently. It’s strange how different the television culture is here compared to there, and how you go about watching it. Whilst television topics are different, there are also some other differences in television habits between the two countries. For example, America’s television viewing habits are much more significant than Britain’s. From looking at some cable TV statistics, it’s believed that some Americans can hours watching television each day. To see some other American TV statistics, you might want to click here to learn more about American viewing habits. As Americans, we do seem to watch a lot of television. It would be interesting to see some British TV statistics too. Maybe television is better in America! I was actually on holiday in Florida sitting in front of the tv and it just hit me- some stuff is certainly better depending upon which side of the pond you are viewing.
You must understand though too that some of the differences are non-debatable facts. Other points are my observations based on my experience, and yours can certainly be different. Watching some of the content like on a Freeview HumaxDirect box would give you a good sense for the ways in which British TV is distinguishable from American TV.
In the video below, I identify the most popular British vs American television differences. It’s part of my hugely popular UK vs USA series on the Sunny News YouTube channel. Discussions and feedback in the video comments can be quite lively! You’ll find in the comments that people have added many other observations in addition to what I have noticed.
And as always, I extend the invitation to you to add your own thoughts and questions too.
UK vs US: See More!
The Sunny News YouTube channel has a playlist full of videos comparing life in the UK vs USA. Some of the topics include differences on: grocery store and food shopping, schools, cultural exchanges, and choosing a hotel in London. The most popular video is below. And it sure has some interesting comments!