Tuesday, May 03, 2011

TV time

I just read that typical TV usage in the Western world (well, US at least) is six hour a day. Holy moly. Six hours! Average! Maybe it's no wonder that people brains are totally fried. I mean, the blinking, screaming ads alone would do that in much less time.

9 comments:

Kent McManigal said...

Oh! I'm terribly behind!

Jes said...

Geeze, I don't know how people can stand it. These days, I can barely sit still long enough to watch an eleven minute cartoon.

Michael Burton said...

Oh, I watch a lot more than that, but it hasn't lobotomized me because I skip the commercials.

Everybody knows the programs themselves are all time well spent.

eolake said...

Yes, so long as it's *good* game- and reality-shows.

Jes, me too. It's a bit disturbing. Wonder if the Net is involved.

emptyspaces said...

Facebook might be an even greater time-suck, it's the ultimate refuge of the closet narcissist. For all the cool things Facebook can do, more often than not it's just people complaining about the boring shit they do all day.

TV now involves a show about doctors or cops, "reality" shows, or singing competitions. If aliens discover us now, they'll be confused.

Ian said...

I'd be hard pressed to find six hours at home and awake even two days a week. Where do people get all this time? Perhaps some of this is while doing other tasks, such as eating, etc.

Anonymous said...

Oh! I'm terribly behind!

Sure you are.

Dave Nielsen said...

A lot of people leave it on all the time to have in the background. I can't believe anyone actually watches that many hours per day.

eolake said...

I thought about that. But it must be based on surveys or something, and why would somebody say "I watched six hours" if they meant "the set was on for six hours".