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Do You Watch More or Less TV Than the U.S. Average?

Nielsen, the company that tracks TV viewing in the United States, released a study this week stating that the average American household watches 4 hours and 34 minutes of TV a day. So now I'm curious: Do you watch more or less TV than the average American?

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Allytta Allytta 9 years
i'm average. but only because i watch TV when I brush my teeth, prepare my meals and wash my dishes :)
littlemissme littlemissme 9 years
4 hours and 34 minutes? :JAWDROP: That's a lot! I watch less...
DestructoGirl5 DestructoGirl5 9 years
I think I'm pretty much above average. And I still have a 8-5 work day. Mondays - Chuck, Heroes, Journeyman and I DVR How I met your mother & Big Bang theory Tuesdays - Reaper, Cavemen & Damages. And soon (Nip/Tuck) Wednesdays - Bionic Woman, Dirty Sexy Money Back to You & Til DEath and I DVR Private Practice Thursdays- I DVR Supernatural, Greys Anatomy & Bigshots Fridays are slow but I DVR (Moonlight) Sundays - Desperate Housewives Some times I watch Dexter and Weeds. Over the summer it was slow SYTYCD, Eureka, Burn Notice, Psych, Big Love, The 4400, Kyle XY and The Closer. PS not including UK Tv shows like Torchwood, The IT Crowd, Robin Hood, Life on Mars and Hotel Babylon. I honestly believed that it would slow down after Buffy. silly me. : )
sushiii sushiii 9 years
For me it depends on the day of the week. On Mondays and Tuesday, it would be on average or just a little bit more. On a Wednesday or Thursday, it would be less.
verily verily 9 years
I watch 3 hours at the most on a single day. Most days, I only watch an hour.
Mokona Mokona 9 years
I watch more... at least an hour every weeknight, a little on weekends on top of that. I'm usually on the laptop or the ds, or even reading at the same time though... so it doesn't seem like that much.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
I guess I'm average, but I just started watching TV like, seriously, after three years of not caring.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I used to watch about 5-6 hours of TV but now its way less than that...probably 1-3 hours. My schedule used to be to watch ABC family from 3-6 pm and then one of the main network shows from 8-10 or 11 pm but there is almost nothing good on anymore.
Linny Linny 9 years
i misread it and thought it said 3 shows/4.5 hrs per week so I said average. I'm way below average. I only watch three shows a week. that's about 2.5 hours a week.
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 9 years
Ha, my name says it all. I watch more than average, but I'm always doing at least a few other things at the same time.
Scarlet Scarlet 9 years
Definitely less!
amers230 amers230 9 years
it's hard to answer this cuz while i often have the tv on, it's almost always just as background noise while i go online or work out or clean or something. i'm only really invested in a few shows (law and order, criminal intent, gossip girl, dirty sexy money) but i do have to say, i get hooked on the law and order marathons on usa and other reruns of older shows hahaha.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
someone said they watch it while multi-tasking and i do the same so i guess i'd be about average? i don't think those pollsters took that multi-tasking angle into consideration!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I would say less than average because I watch about 2 hours a day. We spend more time playing Wii. :OOPS:
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
there isn't even 4 hours and 34 minutes of decent programming on a single day!!!!
KerryG KerryG 9 years
Much less! Unless there is some sort of special programming, like the Olympics, I usually only watch a couple hours a week on the television (one show and some PBS or Jeopardy or something), and catch another 2-4 shows via streaming video online. I like to watch older shows on DVD also and I do tend to binge on those, watching several hours a day for a week, but then going weeks or even months without watching any.
alexlove alexlove 9 years
I keep up with a lot of shows every week, but that's only 2-3 hours a night, so surprisingly, I watch less...
marcella marcella 9 years
That's an insane amount of tv watching! If I had an extra 4 1/2 hours a day, I sure as hell wouldn't be glued to my tv!
britt2121 britt2121 9 years
I watch tv only when I have time, which is not a lot lately. Thank goodness for my DVR.
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
I would say I'm about average.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
I thought I was a TV addict, and I watch a lot of shows, but there's no way I average out to 4 1/2 hours A DAY! That's excessive. I watch about 12-14 a week...which is more like 2-3 hours a day. I'm surprised that that's considered below average.
outofhere outofhere 9 years
I rarely watch tv at all so I would say 4 hours a week at the most and that's because of the new shows I'm taping each week. I would give myself a pat on the back for that, but what time I don't spend watching t.v. is spent on this blasted
sahayra sahayra 9 years
I don't really have shows I regularly watch, but I spend all of my time online.
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
Unless there is a game on, I don't watch much televisions at all. There are only a couple of shows I live.
dorotawessler dorotawessler 9 years
I have no cable and my tv is more of a monitor-i'm obsessed with music.not so long ago i went by my friends house and we watched cable for a while and i decided that i didn't regret cancelling it about 2 months ago.Now the tv is on maybe for 1hr a week if so.
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