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Couch Potatoes Across The Globe Unite?

The results are in and it ain't pretty. According to the OECD's Communications Outlook 2007, households across the United States watch an average of eight hours and eleven minutes of TV per day. That number is three hours above the second highest couch potato country, Turkey, which is said to spend five hours in front of the tube per day. In 15 out of 18 countries studied, TV watching has increased from 1997 to 2005 and has surprisingly decreased in Spain, New Zealand and South Korea. I probably TiVo about four shows a day that are roughly an hour each - that's four hours of TV a day, give or take a little late night impromptu watching action - but because I fast forward through the commercials or often realize I don't care to see the shows I've TiVoed, I'm not watching anywhere near that number. Me a couch potato? I don't think so. How much time do you think you spend in front of the TV, computer and other media sources each day?
via Spluch from Economist

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klreynol klreynol 9 years
I watch maybe 3 hours of TV a week -- 2 are set aside for Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives and the other hour is for channel surfing. When there are no new episodes of "my" shows, I hardly ever watch TV. Being on the computer is another story -- I work from home editing engineering reports and designing media for a company, so that alone is 8 hours ... plus I probably spend about 2 hours online before or after work just surfing the net.
KiwiLu KiwiLu 9 years
ditto lol
KiwiLu KiwiLu 9 years
"i dont watch tv lol my 8 hours and 15 minutes are on the computer"<<
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I think this may be skwewed a bit. I sleep with my tv on, but it is another room, i just listen to it as i drift off. and right now it is on, andi am not pretty much stays on 24 hours a day. haha. i don't sit in front of tv and watch more than 2 hours at a time, and usually that is only when grey's anatomy is on. I do however have it on while i clean, do other things, etc. i do watch netflix movies too so, i guess that factors in.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
2 hours of tv maybe. 10 minutes of computer at home. I am way too busy outside of work to even get a chance to eat dinner 5 days a week, let alone watch tv.
ReverendZelda ReverendZelda 9 years
I spend way too much watching TV or on my computer. Way too much.
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
the sugar sites keep me on my laptop.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oh darn - is being on my computer for at least 8 hours a day bad? if i'm not on my computer i'm eating or other related things, playing wii or of course not at home. i guess i'm glad that my monitor doesn't hurt my eyes like those old ones?!
shafiii shafiii 9 years
i spend a lot of my time on my computer wiht the tv on in the backgorund =P
jamiegirl jamiegirl 9 years
I given up the t.v. Literally I gave it away to a friend, I was sick of channel surfing, there was never anything on.
vienvien vienvien 9 years
I 'm a mouse potato ---an average of 8 hrs a day on the computer. I rarely watch TV.
menthadict menthadict 9 years
i spend most of the time on the comp listening to the tv
KadBunny KadBunny 9 years
Same ): I spend the eight hours on the computer, but I've got a pretty good excuse! My boyfriend lives in England.
ailene ailene 9 years
Hahaha... don't even ask about the computer! Everyone here is probably like Nig! lol
Nigplz417 Nigplz417 9 years
i dont watch tv lol my 8 hours and 15 minutes are on the computer lol
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