Chimps have very strong and immediate likes and dislikes. Observational evidence to date has revealed that chimps find nature-sound CD's soothing. Younger chimps prefer kids' movies, Disney specials, "Barney" and the like. The mature chimps' tastes, on the other hand, tend toward melodrama and anything with lots of action and aggression. Soap operas like "Passions" and "General Hospital" are big hits, the latter, it seems, because lab chimps have gotten so used to people in white coats. "The Jerry Springer Show" and N.F.L. football games are also quite popular. Golf, baseball and PBS programming (except, of course, for nature shows) are not. --The New York Times
In related news, people who regularly watch "Jerry Springer" often throw poop at the screen.