Quarantine Has Made People Want to Rewatch More Nostalgic TV

Apparently, staying home all day with nowhere to go has made people turn to the classics for entertainment. A new survey shows 7/10 respondents say quarantining furin the COVID-19 pandemic has made them more nostalgic than they’ve ever been before. There’s just something comforting in rewatching old favorites that can’t be replicated.

The survey of 2,000 Americans found that the average person has rewatched 30 episodes from classic TV, with the most re-watched being Seinfeld, followed by Game of Thrones. In movies, the top rewatched titles were Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones. Die Hard, Home Alone, and Back to the Future also made the top 5 rewatched titles during quarantine.

TOP QUARANTINE TV SHOW REWATCHES
1. Seinfeld (18%)
2. Game of Thrones (17%)
3. Friends (17%)
4. The Office (16%)
5. I Love Lucy (16%)
6. The Twilight Zone (16%)
7. New Girl (15%)
8. Bob’s Burgers (14%)
9. Supernatural (14%)
10. The Vampire Diaries (13%)
11. The Big Bang Theory (13%)
12. The Walking Dead (12%)
13. Criminal Minds (11%)
14. South Park (11%)
15. NCIS (11%)
16. The Simpsons (10%)
17. Family Guy (10%)
18. The Addams Family (10%)
19. The Golden Girls (9%)
20. America’s Next Top Model (9%)
21. Scooby-Doo (9%)
22. Parks and Recreation (9%)
23. Home Improvement (8%)
24. Breaking Bad (8%)
25. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (8%)

TOP QUARANTINE MOVIE REWATCHES
1. Jurassic Park (26%)
2. Indiana Jones (19%)
3. Die Hard (19%)
4. Home Alone (18%)
5. Back to the Future (16%)
6. Forrest Gump (15%)
7. The Shawshank Redemption (15%)
8. Ghostbusters (15%)
9. Men in Black (15%)
10. Shrek (15%)
11. Iron Man (14%)
12. Toy Story (13%)
13. Harry Potter (12%)
14. The Dark Knight (12%)
15. Star Wars (12%)
16. Guardians of the Galaxy (12%)
17. The Lion King (12%)
18. Pirates of the Caribbean (11%)
19. The Matrix (11%)
20. The Goonies (10%)
21. Grease (10%)
22. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (10%)
23. The Silence of the Lambs (10%)
24. Beetlejuice (10%)
25. The Wizard of Oz (10%)

According to the survey respondents, these nostalgic feelings reached their peak in May 2020.

This study was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Canvaspop.