Watching TV remains the mainland's favourite way of relaxing, according to a survey of urban residents by Beijing's broadcasting regulators. In 12 leading cities across the main land, 76 per cent of those who responded to the survey listed TV watching as their favoured method of winding down. This pastime was followed by window shopping (25 per cent), chatting with friends (24 per cent), music (23 per cent), watching family videos (19 per cent), cards (10 per cent), walking (9 per cent), mahjong and karaoke (8 per cent each). Shanghai's traditional strength in the field of film and TV programme production is the likely reason why the city is the only one in the mainland where the local urban stations are more popular than the China Central TV-1 (CCTV-1) channel. Shanghai-based services rank in the first four places in the city ahead of CCTV-1. Respondents reported different prime-time viewing slots, with some of the 12 cities opting for the 30 minutes from 7pm and others tending to start watching at 8pm. Prime-time viewing is very much a family activity, when members of the households gather for an evening meal and to watch TV. News programmes and bulletins remain the favourite genre of viewing.