We can guess your age based on your earliest TV memories

Did you first start watching shows in black and white or color? Did you have 3 channels or 300?


Like many other things, how we consume entertainment has changed a lot in the last half century. Ever since the dawn of television, a new innovation occurred at least once a decade, meaning kids born just a few years later had a different experience.

Whether it was switching to color, getting new channels with cable, adding things like video games and VHS players or never knowing a time before any of those, your earliest experiences in front of a television set can reveal a lot about you. Maybe even your age!

Answers these nostalgic questions about your earliest TV memories and find out if we can guess your exact age or if we’re way off.

  1. Was the very first TV show you ever watched in black and white or color?
  2. What type of set was the first television you watched?
  3. What was the first TV remote you ever held?
  4. How many channels could you watch in your earliest TV days?
  5. Did you always have a TV or do you remember the day you got one?
  6. What did you have hooked up to the TV in your earliest memories?
  7. What’s the first television event you remember watching?
  8. Who was a TV hero you admired as a kid?
  9. What kind of snacks did you eat when you watched TV as a kid?
  10. What kind of drink did you sip when you watched TV as a kid?

We can guess your age based on your earliest TV memories

Your Result...

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Nightshade1972 1 month ago
According to them, I'm 43. Thanks for the compliment--I'll be 53 in January! :-)
MaryOK 3 months ago
Pretty close. I'm 52 and my score said 56. My first memories of the tv are Scooby Doo Where Are You and the Brady Bunch
SheriHeffner 15 months ago
I'm 59. They said 56. I had Kool Aid and I did eat Bugles with dip. But I don't remember Whistles or Daisies. I can only remember color TV and we had one of those Antennas on the roof attached to the chimney. It had a remote that was plugged into the outlet. It was attached to a very long flat plastic wire and the remote was a big round dial that turned the Antenna to different channels.
jeff 22 months ago
56- Right on the money! (For once)
Snickers 24 months ago
Wow really darn close, said I'm 64 and I just turned 65 in March.
AnnaRentzVandenhazel 28 months ago
64 - nope, you overshot by 6 years. But now a certain Beatles song will be in my head all day.
PatriciaParker 29 months ago
They aged me by over a decade :( I guess it could be due to being raised by my grandparents.
Margaret 31 months ago
Good guess, but I'm actually 69. I was born July 18th, 1952, and we had a black-and-white TruTone console TV in our house that had rabbit ears connected to it. My favorite singer at the time was Tennessee Ernie Ford, back in the late '50s.
CSkeggs60120 32 months ago
Very close. Your guess is 64. I will be 64 in three weeks...
geobake 32 months ago
they hit the nail on the head, exactly!
TerrenceYoungblood 32 months ago
One number off. They guessed 56. I'm 55
Good job!
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