More, More, More TV

New reports show that the average American now watches about 151 hours of TV a month–in other words, he/she spends almost the equivalent of a 40-hour work week watching the tube. Amazing.

Now I’m not a rabid tubeaphobe. If you pick and choose, you can find an hour here and there that won’t feel like an utter waste, and once in a great while–rarely, but sometimes–I actually see something of quality.

But 151 hours a month? And of course, that average means that many watch far more.  I doubt my total intake tops 30 hours for the whole month, and 2/3 of that is network and cable news.

No wonder the newspapers are dying. Who’s got any time left to read?

Check out the full Nielsen report  here if you like.


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