As winter sets in and we all retreat to the warmth of our homes, it seems we love nothing more than a cosy night in watching a good film. 

Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes, which is building homes across Bristol, asked people across the region about their ideal evening in front of the telly, and the results showed more than a third (39.9 per cent) would opt for a cracking movie above all else. 

Across the age groups a good film was the top choice but the rising popularity of streaming services such as Netflix varies according to age.

Overall more than 25 per cent opted for Netflix as their ideal TV evening but this was as high as 50 per cent in those aged from 18-24 years old and fell to just six per cent of those over 55 years old.

And it was the opposite when asked about watching soap operas, which were chosen by 17 per cent of those over 55 years old but just six per cent of the 18-24 year olds.

The survey revealed that live sport was watched by 10 per cent of viewers across all age groups and it seems that reality TV and the news are watched by all age groups equally, although just three per cent opt for the news as the best thing to watch.

Sport was more popular with men with 18 per cent opting for live action on the TV compared with just three per cent of women, while women are still keener on the soaps with 17 per cent keen on these compared with just seven per cent of men.

“Our designers work hard to create new homes that our buyers are more than happy to hibernate in throughout the harsh winter months – whatever is happening on the outside,” said Barratt Homes sales director Andrea Pilgrim. “It seems a good night in front of the TV is what we need to tide us over until spring arrives.”

Barratt Homes is bringing new homes to the Bristol area through its developments such as Filwood ParkSt MatthiasPark Farm and Ladden Garden Village.

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