Wednesday 18 July 2018

From Blue Peter to Peppa Pig - is your fave amongst top 10 children’s shows of all time?

Scooby Doo was voted the favourite children's programme of all time by both children and adults
Scooby Doo was voted the favourite children's programme of all time by both children and adults
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

The most-loved children's TV show of all time has been revealed.

Nearly a quarter of adults and children across Ireland and the UK have voted Scooby Doo their top kids show.

Following closely in the top 5 are Tom and Jerry, SpongeBob SquarePants, Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom.

Rounding out the top 10 are 90s favourites Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Pat Patrol, the adorable Dora the Explorer, Horrible Histories, and Ben Ten.

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

Sky Kids commissioned the survey of 2300 kids aged 5-9 along with their parents, to celebrate the launch of the new Sky Kids app, and they made some other interesting findings.

Children tend to re-watch their favourite shows a whopping 53 times a year while parents admitted to indulging in some nostalgia and still watching their favourite childhood shows 12 times in the past 12 months.

The reasons children choose a show include because 'it's funny' (59%),  they love 'the adventures they go on' (47%), and they love 'the characters' (38%).

As for adults, their main reason they watch children's TV is for the nostalgia factor and the fact it brings back happy memories of their own childhood (29%) as well as a being a great way to bond with their children (21%).

Dr Sam Wass, parenting expert and psychologist and known for Channel 4’s award-winning series ’The Secret Life of 4, 5, and 6-Year-Olds’, commented: “As parents we spend so much time as the authority figure, imposing boundaries and setting rules, so sitting down to watch TV with your child can help to reset and recharge your relationship.

"I love that so many children voted for shows and cartoons that their parents also used to enjoy when they were young."

All shows are available on the Sky Kids app which is aimed at kids aged 3-9 is available from Google Play and Apple's App Store.

Top 10 shows of all time voted for by children and adults:

1. Scooby-Doo = 23%

2. Tom and Jerry = 22%

3. SpongeBob SquarePants = 17%

3. Peppa Pig = 17%

5. Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom = 14%

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles = 13%

7. Paw Patrol = 12%

8. Dora the Explorer = 12%

9. Horrible Histories = 11%

10. Ben Ten = 10%


Top 10 children's shows of all time voted for by children:

1. Scooby-Doo = 25%

2. Tom and Jerry = 22 %

3. SpongeBob SquarePants = 22%

4. Peppa Pig = 20%

5. Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom = 18%

6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles = 16%

7. Paw Patrol = 16%

8. Dora the Explorer = 14%

9. Adventure Time = 13%

10. Ben Ten = 12%


Top 10 children's shows of all time voted for by adults:

1. Tom and Jerry = 21%

2. Scooby-Doo = 20%

3. Blue Peter = 13%

4. Peppa Pig = 13%

5. SpongeBob SquarePants = 11%

6. Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom = 10%

7. Horrible Histories = 10%

8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles = 10%

9. Mr Men = 9%

10. Mr Benn = 9%

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