channel surfer


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channel surfer

One who quickly switches between channels on a TV, as while looking for a program to watch. Hey, channel surfer, can you slow down so I can actually see what's on?
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channel surfer

n. a person who practices channel hopping. My husband is a confirmed channel surfer. I can’t understand why he does it.
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Channel surfers are learning that bargains can be had at department stores.
If we think of ourselves as channel surfers perhaps we are compensating heavily for sitting in front of the television actually doing nothing.
This creates a generation of cable-oriented channel surfers that do not trust the advertisements they see every day.
The charts contained in this article provide a close-up look at today's channel surfers.
To understand channel surfers better retailers can examine this market segment's demographic makeup.
Then the country's sleepy, laugh-starved monologue watchers and channel surfers could get back to grinning and relaxing instead of grimacing.
Ray has been a staple at Food Network, where her shows "30-Minute Meals" and "$40 a Day" have become popular with both culinary experts and channel surfers. As an author, her "Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats--A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners" is on the New York Times bestseller list.
However, even more alarming is the fact that we appear to be raising another generation of channel surfers - children who would rather watch cartoons or play the latest video game than kick a ball in the park with their pals.
To make passing channel surfers care just that wee bit more.
AN American man has made a complaint against a TV cable firm for an addiction to the box, his wife's 50-pound weight gain and his children being lazy channel surfers.
But that analysis discounts the channel surfers who accidentally land on a network they rarely watch, like what they see and hang around long enough to be counted by the folks at Nielsen.
Neither bad enough to be high camp nor exciting enough for cheap thrills, ho-hum B movie will amuse only undiscriminating renters and channel surfers.
So while channel surfers will spy more black faces this month as TV pays its debt to history, let's save the celebration until the day when March rolls around and the picture doesn't rapidly fade to white.
TeleGantic MegaVision is very fast moving, so even the most fickle channel surfers will be hooked.
"My original concept was I wanted to catch channel surfers. Every three or four seconds we feature a hot girl--and you're going to stop." Mantra says the infomercial only runs between 10 p.m.