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Q: Amount of time average American watches tv ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Amount of time average American watches tv
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: proffesor-ga
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Posted: 20 Jul 2005 12:33 PDT
Expires: 19 Aug 2005 12:33 PDT
Question ID: 545905
I am looking for basic stats about the amount of time that the average
american watches tv. whether daily, weekly.... If its available by age
breakup as well great.
Subject: Re: Amount of time average American watches tv
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 20 Jul 2005 13:01 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Proffesor,  

How much time does the average American spend watching TV?

According to the South Dakota Department of Health:

-  4 hours per day for young children.
-  Slightly less for older children.
-  29 hours per week for an adult male.
-  34 hours per week for an adult female.

South Dakota Department of Health


Television Statistics from the Sourcebook of Teaching Science:

?According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more
than 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop
TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, that person will have spent
9 years glued to the tube.?

Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television: 1,680 

Hours per year the average American youth watches television: 1500 

The Sourcebook of Teaching Science


Amount of television that the average American watches per day: over 4 hours

Facts and Figures about our TV Habit

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I hope this helps!

Best regards,
proffesor-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Great. Just what I needed. 


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