All across the nation, brother stands against sister. Husband faces wife in a remorseless battle of wills. A single issue divides families and shatters the harmony of our homes...the remote control power struggle!

"Who's got the remote?"… "Who saw it last?"… "I was watching that!"
We've all heard the battle cries ringing out across our living rooms. Every home has its incurable zapper loser, and each one of us has their own search list – high shelves, behind the curtains… or that old favourite, the back of the sofa.

Whether it's for control of a 24" TV or a massive 60" TV often a lost remote is no accident. Some families are cursed with a hogger or a hider. With the help from almost 4000 telly addicts, BrightHouse have uncovered some shocking statistics about remote control use and abuse in our homes. For your amusement and enlightenment, explore the lounge and statistics below

Of course, if the remote war gets a bit much for you, you could always consider getting a separate TV for the worst offender in your home. Now with the addition of Smart TVs and 3D TVs it's no longer just the remote we'll have to worry about. We can almost hear it now: "Where are the 3D glasses?"

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WHO IS THE TV REMOTE CONTROL KEEPER IN YOUR HOUSE?
Kids
Male
Female
Pets
Neutral
11%
43%
36%
2%
8%
DO YOU HIDE YOUR TV REMOTE CONTROL TO ENSURE YOU GET TO WATCH WHAT YOU WANT?
Remote
Coffee table: 2%
In a drawer: 2%
Handbag: 3%
On a shelf: 4%
Dog bed: 3%
Behind the curtains: 1%
Behind the T.V: 2%
On myself: 18%
Kitchen: 5%
Bedroom: 4%
Down the back of sofa: 3%
Under the sofa: 3%
Under a cushion: 25%
WHAT DO YOU CALL YOUR TV REMOTE?
MOTEY 3%
ZAPPER 17%
BUTTONS 18%
THE DOO-DAH 3%
FLICKER 6%
CLICKER 12%
THINGY 12%
MOTE 4%
HOOFER DOOFER 3%
DOOFA 23%
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