This is a TV question I’m throwing out there to people from the USA. Do you guys watch shows from other countries if there is a US version of that show? Here’s an example, in my house we watch American Idol, as well as Australian Idol. We watch The Biggest Loser (US and Australia – though I admit not much of the present season). We watch things like Kitchen Nightmares US and UK… a lot of cross over stuff. We also automatically get a fair bit of US advertising.
My question is, if there is a show that has other country equivalents, do US audiences watch them, or would you as one US friend put it to me “watch homegrown”. I find it really interesting how non US viewers are bombarded with US TV (and don’t we love it), but does it work both ways? I do wonder how many Australian series – for example – appear on US screens as naturally as the US version appears on ours.