YouView study finds Facebook/Twitter influence TV habits but risk ruining shows.
27% would keep away from social media to avoid spoiling favourite TV programmes they are yet to catch up on.
One in eight people claim they now watch more television than in 2013.
One in seven Facebook users always or often use the social media site to discuss the shows they’re watching.
UK households own an average of one extra TV-capable device/gadget compared to 12 months ago.
52% of people prefer homegrown British drama.
Social media has had a huge impact on our TV tastes with around one in seven viewers now getting TV recommendations directly from it [Facebook (12%) and Twitter (6%)].
According to the latest YouView census into national television habits for 2014, one in seven (14%) of Facebook users questioned also said they always or often use the site to talk about the TV programme they are watching. For Twitter the number was slightly higher at 16% or around one in six.