The idiot box
The ratings company Nielsen recently published some interesting data on TV audiences in the USA.
Apparently the average American watches 34 hours 39 minutes of TV a week.
Based on my calculations that equates to just under 5 hours of telly a day.
Surely that can't be right?
Obviously Nielsen are experts in their field. But 5 hours a day?
The heaviest viewers are the oldies with people 65+ sitting in front of the box for 47 hours and 33 minutes a week.
Meanwhile teenagers watch less than half that.
But to come back to my original point - Are people in America really watching about 5 hours of telly a day?