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  • Buffy Demographics

    I was always curious on who exactly watched this show. I had assumed they were teenagers likes myself, but I've since seen pictures and footage of "Buffy" conventions and they all surprisingly ranged in ages. So needless to say, they must range in personalities as well.

    So I think it'd be interesting if you could fill the survey (for lack of a better word) and answer them at the time you watched the show. And then I'll collect all the data as posters post and we'll finally see what exactly kinda fan following this show has. Now remember, answer as you did when you first watched the show, because for instance, if you were a smoker then but aren't anymore, that'd tilt the scale.

    Alright, let's find out!

    Age:
    0-9 (2)
    10-17 (8)
    18-25 (2)
    26-35
    36-50 (1)
    50+

    Gender:
    Male (7)
    Female (6)

    Citizenship:
    North American (5)
    South American
    European (3)
    African
    Asian (1)
    Australian (4)

    Sexual Orientation:
    Heterosexual (10)
    Homosexual (1)
    Bisexual (2)

    Occupation:

    (answer yourself - remember, when you first watched the show)

    Student (10)
    Part-time Retail (1)
    Freelance creature shop paint and finish tech' (1)


    Marital Status:

    Married
    Not married (13)

    Cigarettes:
    Smoker (1)
    Non-smoker (12)

    Alcohol:
    Drinker (5)
    Non-drinker (8)

    Parents:
    Married (11)
    Common-law
    Separated
    Divorced
    Widowed (1)
    Single (1)

    Hours Watching Television:
    0-5 hours a week
    6-10 hours a week (4)
    11-20 hours a week (5)
    20+ hours a week (3)

    How did you first watch "Buffy":

    Original airing (9)
    Syndication (3)
    DVD/VHS (1)

    First "Buffy" episode you watched:
    (answer yourself)

    "Welcome to the Hellmouth" (6)
    "Out of Mind, Out of Sight" (1)
    "When She Was Bad" (1)
    "Halloween" (1)
    "Go Fish" (1)
    "Band Candy" (1)
    "The Yoko Factor" (1)
    "I Was Made to Love You" (1)

    And just for fun...
    Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
    Yes (12)
    No (1)

    (Updated: January 20, 2008)
    Last edited by Weredog; 20-01-08, 04:43 PM.
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  • #2
    Okay, so the post above will calculate the results.
    So, I guess I should answer it myself!

    Okay, so when I first watched "Buffy"....

    Age:
    0-9

    Gender:
    Male

    Citizenship:

    North American

    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual

    Occupation:

    Student

    Marital Status:
    Not married

    Cigarettes:
    Non-smoker

    Alcohol:
    Non-drinker

    Parents:
    Married

    Hours Watching Television:

    6-10 hours a week

    How did you first watch "Buffy":
    Original airing

    First "Buffy" episode you watched:
    "Out of Mind, Out of Sight"

    And just for fun...
    Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
    Yes
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    • #3
      I sort of hoped this would be something about demographics within the Buffyverse, actually.

      When I started watching?

      Age: 18-25

      Gender: Male

      Citizenship: United States

      Sexual Orientation: heterosexual

      Occupation: student

      Marital status: single

      Cigarettes: at the time, regular smoker

      Drinking: occasional

      Parents: Married

      Hours watching TV: 11 - 20

      First Viewing: Original broadcast

      First Episode: of any kind, most of the way through? "The Wish", I think. As a full time viewer, "I Was Made To love You".

      Do I read the comics? Of course, it'd be like deciding not to watch a season on TV.
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      • #4
        Age:
        11-17

        Gender:
        Male

        Citizenship:
        North American


        Sexual Orientation:
        Heterosexual


        Occupation:
        Student

        Marital Status:
        Not married

        Cigarettes:
        Non-smoker

        Alcohol:
        Non-drinker

        Parents:
        Married

        Hours Watching Television:
        0-5 hours a week
        6-10 hours a week
        11-20 hours a week
        20+ hours a week

        How did you first watch "Buffy":
        Original airing
        Syndication
        DVD/VHS

        First "Buffy" episode you watched:
        Band Candy

        And just for fun...
        Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
        Yes- Ive read the first one but thats all.
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        • #5
          I sort of hoped this would be something about demographics within the Buffyverse, actually.
          Woulda been cool to talk about the lack/evilness/"one-shot-ness" of minority characters in the show in particular. Definitely.
          Buffy: It sounds like it's difficult for you. Maybe your sister makes it hard for you to establish your own identity. You said she's controlling, she doesn't let you make your own decisions -
          Dawn: Yeah, and she borrows my clothes without asking.

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          • #6
            Age:
            11-17 (was 17, now 20)

            Gender:
            Female

            Citizenship:
            North American

            Sexual Orientation:
            Heterosexual

            Occupation:
            college student

            Marital Status:
            Not married

            Cigarettes:
            Non-smoker

            Alcohol:
            occasional

            Parents:
            Married

            Hours Watching Television:
            20+ hours a week

            How did you first watch "Buffy":
            Syndication

            First "Buffy" episode you watched:
            my entrances included pieces of go fish, i was made to love you and smashed. i was less than impressed. i started watching truly after the yoko factor and watched seasons 5-7 before i saw 1-4. the first episode of angel that i saw was when i didn't even know there was a spin-off--i spotted james marsters during hell bound (i didn't have a clue about the early seasons of the show with angel). then, i found out what the show was, but i didn't start tuning in again really until it had swung back around to season 1. and it was buffy season 5 where i started watching fervently.

            Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
            Yes
            Last edited by NileQT87; 20-01-08, 06:30 AM.

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            • #7
              I started watching when I was 23, I'm now 29.

              I meant demographics of, I don't know, Slayers or something.
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              • #8
                Ok my turn

                Age:

                0-9 when I first watched, I'm now 18

                Gender:

                Male

                Citizenship:

                Australian

                Sexual Orientation:

                Heterosexual


                Marital Status:[/B]

                Not married

                Cigarettes:

                Non-Smoker


                Alcohol:

                Drinker


                Parents:

                Married

                Hours Watching Television:

                20+ hours a week


                How did you first watch "Buffy":


                Original airing


                First "Buffy" episode you watched:

                The Pilot- "Welcome to the Hellmouth"


                Do you read the "Buffy" comics?

                Yes

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                • #9
                  Age:
                  11-17, though, if you take the movie into consideration, 0-9, since I was 5.

                  Gender:
                  Male

                  Citizenship:
                  North American

                  Sexual Orientation:
                  Heterosexual

                  Occupation:

                  Student

                  Marital Status:

                  Not married

                  Cigarettes:
                  Non-smoker

                  Alcohol:
                  Non-drinker

                  Parents:
                  Married

                  Hours Watching Television:
                  6-10 hours a week

                  How did you first watch "Buffy":
                  Syndication

                  First "Buffy" episode you watched:
                  I can't remember. It was most likely in Season 2. I think 'Go Fish' or somewhere around it. Though, the movie was the actual first time I saw Buffy.

                  Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
                  Yes

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                  • #10
                    Age:
                    18-25- when initially watching
                    26-35- now

                    Gender:
                    Female

                    Citizenship:
                    Australian

                    Sexual Orientation:
                    Heterosexual

                    Occupation:
                    Student, part time retail

                    Marital Status:
                    Not married

                    Cigarettes:
                    Non-smoker

                    Alcohol:
                    Drinker

                    Parents:
                    Married

                    Hours Watching Television:
                    6-10 hours a week- it was all and only Buffy.

                    How did you first watch "Buffy":
                    DVD/VHS

                    First "Buffy" episode you watched:
                    When She Was Bad

                    And just for fun...
                    Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
                    Yes

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                    • #11
                      Age:

                      11-17 (currently 27)

                      Gender:

                      Female

                      Citizenship:

                      Australian


                      Sexual Orientation:

                      Heterosexual


                      Occupation:

                      High School student


                      Marital Status:

                      Not married


                      Cigarettes:

                      Non-smoker


                      Alcohol:

                      Non-drinker


                      Parents:

                      Widowed and remarried


                      Hours Watching Television:

                      11-20 hours a week


                      How did you first watch "Buffy":

                      Original airing


                      First "Buffy" episode you watched:

                      'Welcome to the Hellmouth'


                      Do you read the "Buffy" comics?

                      Yes
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                      • #12
                        Oh wait was the non drinking and smoking status supposed to be at the time you first watched Buffy or now? Cause I didn't drink when I was 7 lol

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                        • #13
                          Age:

                          Oh around my early 40's at the time.

                          Gender:

                          Female

                          Citizenship:

                          UK

                          Sexual Orientation:

                          Heterosexual

                          Occupation:

                          Freelance creature shop paint and finish tech'.

                          Marital Status:

                          Not married

                          Cigarettes:

                          Non-smoker

                          Alcohol:

                          Drinker


                          Parents:

                          Married

                          Hours Watching Television:

                          11-20 hours a week

                          How did you first watch "Buffy":

                          Original airing

                          First "Buffy" episode you watched:

                          Welcome to the Hellmouth

                          And just for fun...
                          Do you read the "Buffy" comics?


                          Yes. but whether that stays that way is up in the air at the moment. The Angel comics, on the other hand I'll definitely keep with.

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                          Last edited by sueworld; 20-01-08, 01:45 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Age:
                            18-25 (now)
                            10-17 (When I've watched for the first time)

                            Gender:
                            Female

                            Citizenship:
                            European

                            Sexual Orientation:
                            Heterosexual

                            Occupation:
                            High School student

                            Marital Status:
                            Not married

                            Cigarettes:
                            Non-smoker

                            Alcohol:
                            Non-drinker

                            Parents:
                            Married

                            Hours Watching Television:
                            6-10 hours a week

                            How did you first watch "Buffy":
                            Syndication and orginal airing in the Netherlands

                            First "Buffy" episode you watched:
                            Welcome to the Hellmouth

                            Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
                            Yes, I've finally found a way.

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                            • #15
                              Age:
                              11-17
                              18-25 (I was 17)

                              Gender:
                              Female

                              Citizenship:
                              Australian

                              Sexual Orientation:
                              Heterosexual

                              Occupation:
                              Student

                              Marital Status:
                              Not married

                              Cigarettes:
                              Non-smoker

                              Alcohol:
                              Drinker - well pretty much a non-drinker at 17

                              Parents:
                              None of these options. Single mum, but she wasn't divorced or seperated etc.

                              Hours Watching Television:
                              11-20 hours a week - at that time

                              How did you first watch "Buffy":
                              Original - syndication in Australia

                              First "Buffy" episode you watched:
                              Welcome to the Hellmouth

                              Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
                              Yes

                              Originally posted by KingofCretins View Post
                              I started watching when I was 23, I'm now 29.
                              you noob
                              Last edited by alexa; 20-01-08, 12:20 PM.
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                              • #16
                                Age:
                                I was 11-17

                                Gender:
                                Male

                                Citizenship:
                                European

                                Sexual Orientation:
                                Bisexual

                                Occupation:
                                Studient

                                Marital Status:
                                Not married

                                Cigarettes:
                                Non-smoker

                                Alcohol:
                                Non-drinker

                                Parents:
                                Married

                                Hours Watching Television:
                                20+ hours a week

                                How did you first watch "Buffy":
                                Original airing

                                First "Buffy" episode you watched:
                                Halloween

                                Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
                                No
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                                • #17
                                  Age:

                                  10-17

                                  Gender:

                                  Female

                                  Citizenship:

                                  North American

                                  Sexual Orientation:

                                  Heterosexual

                                  Occupation:

                                  Student

                                  Marital Status:

                                  Not married

                                  Cigarettes:

                                  Non-smoker

                                  Alcohol:

                                  Non-drinker

                                  Parents:

                                  Married

                                  Hours Watching Television:

                                  11-20 hours a week


                                  How did you first watch "Buffy":

                                  Original airing and Syndication. It was both since I was watching brand new episodes of season 6 but was watching reruns on the WB at the same time.

                                  First "Buffy" episode you watched:

                                  I think it was Anne. Not positive but pretty sure.

                                  Do you read the "Buffy" comics?

                                  No
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                                  • #18
                                    Age: 23
                                    Gender: Male
                                    Citizenship: North American
                                    Sexual Orientation: Straight
                                    Occupation: Grocery bagger
                                    Marital Status: Single
                                    Cigarettes: I don't smoke
                                    Alcohol: I don't drink alcohol
                                    Parents: Divorced
                                    Hours Watching TV: 11-20 hours a week
                                    How did I first watch Buffy? Syndication
                                    First Buffy Episode Watched: The Replacement
                                    Do I read the Buffy comics? No.
                                    "When you have an obsession you pretty much fit it into your schedule no matter what." --Cordelia

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                                    • #19
                                      Age:
                                      17

                                      Gender:
                                      Female

                                      Citizenship:
                                      North American

                                      Sexual Orientation:
                                      Heterosexual

                                      Occupation:
                                      Student

                                      Marital Status:
                                      Not married

                                      Cigarettes:
                                      Non-smoker

                                      Alcohol:
                                      Non-drinker

                                      Parents:
                                      Divorced

                                      Hours Watching Television:
                                      6-10 hours a week

                                      How did you first watch "Buffy":
                                      DVD/VHS

                                      First "Buffy" episode you watched:
                                      "Welcome to the Hellmouth"

                                      Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
                                      Erm... I read the transcripts.
                                      Last edited by LaJaula; 20-01-08, 08:18 PM.
                                      The story's kinda bland. It's about this guy named Dumbledore Calrissian who needs to return the ring back to Mordor.

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                                      • #20
                                        Okay...so this is when I first watched it then. 'Cause I am 28 now!

                                        Age:
                                        18-25

                                        Gender:
                                        Female

                                        Citizenship:
                                        North American

                                        Sexual Orientation:
                                        Heterosexual

                                        Occupation:
                                        um....waitress. or unemployed. or student. I really don't remember which it was at the time. You can probably just put me down as student.

                                        Marital Status:
                                        Not married

                                        Cigarettes:
                                        Smoker

                                        Alcohol:
                                        Drinker

                                        Parents:
                                        Single, I guess. Dad is dead.

                                        Hours Watching Television:
                                        11-20 hours a week

                                        How did you first watch "Buffy":
                                        Syndication

                                        First "Buffy" episode you watched:
                                        oh, wow. No clue. *thinks*
                                        Gee, I don't remember. Because I watched it in syndication I saw 2 eps a day, 5 days a week. SO it happened fast!

                                        Do you read the "Buffy" comics?
                                        Yes
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