Moms like McSteamy, drama and Modern Family

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 02 May 2015

Moms are relinquishing the title of ‘ruler of the remote’ to dads, compared with last year when moms still considered themselves in control.

That’s the headline finding according to TiVo Research and Analytics’ third annual Mother’s Day Survey, which found that when they do take control of viewing, drama shows win out. Law & Order came in as the favourite show moms love to re-watch, while dads prefer the Simpsons.

Families are also spending less time at the table – more than 85% of surveyed parents say their family eats in front of the television between 25% and 100% of the time.

Among the fluffier findings: This year’s hottest TV dad goes to Mark ‘McSteamy’ Sloan from Grey’s Anatomy. Moms and dads do disagree on the hottest TV mom – dads say Gloria Delgado-Pritchett from Modern Family, while moms think Rachel Green from Friends still has it. Moms are team Claire Dunphy (Modern Family) and dads are team Lois Griffin (Family Guy) when it comes to television’s funniest mom.

Kylie Jenner won as the TV kid moms do not want their kids to hang out with – more than 62% don’t want the youngest Keeping Up with the Kardashians star to be a bad influence. Additionally, Kris Jenner won the title of most embarrassing mom on TV, according to moms surveyed.

Modern Family’s kid wonder, Manny Delgado, won out over other desirable TV kids as the child whom moms would like to have as their son or daughter, with more than 40% of the vote.

Television’s most modern family is none other than The Pritchett/Dunphy families of Modern Family. Moms also have dubbed the Tanners from Full House as their favourite classic TV family.