Facts About TV

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


2) Percentage of US households with at least one television: 98%


3) Percentage of US households with exactly two TV sets: 35%


4) Percentage of US households with three or more TV sets: 41%


5) Time per day that TV is on in an average US home: 7 hours, 40 minutes


6) Percentage of Americans who always or often watch television while eating dinner: 40%


7) Chance that an American falls asleep with the TV on at least three nights a week: 1 in 4


8) Percentage of Americans who say they watch too much TV: 49%


9) Percentage of US households with at least one VCR: 85%


10) Number of videos rented daily in the US: 6 million


11) Number of public library items checked out daily: 3 million


12) Number of hours of media consumed daily by the average American in 1998: 11.8