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'Match of the Day', 'Question Time' 'send viewers to sleep'

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Match of the Day and Question Time are among TV shows that send viewers to sleep, according to a new survey.

The study by hotel chain Premier Inn found that the football highlights show, which airs Saturdays at 10.30pm, is the programme most Brits doze off in front of.

Gary Lineker on 'Match of the Day'

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Gary Lineker on 'Match of the Day'

David Dimbleby presents BBC's Question Time

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'Question Time' host David Dimbleby



The 10 o'clock news came second in the poll of 2,000 adults, ahead of Question Time and The X Factor.

Meanwhile, the Lord of the Rings trilogy were the movies most viewers fall asleep while watching. Titanic and The Hobbit made up the top three.

A spokesman for Premier Inn said: "Falling asleep in front of the TV is something we are all guilty of, even if it is our favourite TV show.

"At Premier Inn we are committed to ensuring our guests experience a good night's sleep guaranteed – so if Match of the Day or Question Time are tired Brits' TV night caps, guests can tune in and nod off peacefully to enjoy a good night's sleep."

TV shows that send viewers to sleep:

1. Match of the Day
2. 10 O'clock news
3. Question Time
4. X Factor
5. Family Guy
6. Big Brother
7. Antiques Roadshow
8. Have I Got News For You
9. The Graham Norton Show
10. EastEnders

Movies that send viewers to sleep:

1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
2. Titanic
3. The Hobbit
4. The Da Vinci Code
5. Avatar
6. Gone with the Wind
7. Gladiator
8. Bridget Jones' Diary
9. The English Patient
10. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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