Spoiler Alert! Online News Headlines Give Away Show Plots

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Trying to avoid spoilers for your favorite television shows? Then stay away from the Internet. A recent survey of more than 14,000 people by TiVo found that a whopping 78 percent report that a movie, show or sports game has been spoiled for them before. Friends, acquaintances and co-workers were the most-cited source of spoilers, followed by online news headlines. Perhaps what’s more surprising is how often people are spoiled. The most common spoiler experiences: a major plot point or a character death on a TV show. The survey found TV spoilers to occur more often than movie spoilers.


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