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View Poll Results: How much TV do you watch per day on average?
Less than 1 hour 21 25.30%
Between 1 and 2 hours 21 25.30%
Between 2 and 3 hours 16 19.28%
Between 3 and 4 hours 12 14.46%
Between 4 and 5 hours 2 2.41%
Over 5 hours 11 13.25%
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:35 PM   #21
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About 4 hours all in evening. An in season sporting event, and the 10 o'clock rebroadcast of The Factor.
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When DH is off the road two or three hours a night but I'm also surfing on the iPad. When he's traveling the tv doesn't get turned on. He likes me to be with him when he's home and I don't complain ...it's great that he wants me to sit with him after 22 years of marriage.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #23
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3 to 5 hours a day, except on Sundays during football season
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #25
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On a side note, is anyone else here a fan of Pawn Stars? I cannot explain why I enjoy watching that show. Chumlee is a riot!
DS (20) loves it - along with Storage Wars. Me - not so much. But I did enjoy Auction Kings until they started putting the dudes from Michigan on there each week.
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If you want more detail you could change my vote to "about a minute a day, unless spouse wants me to watch a clip"...
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About 1 hour a day. Mainly MSNBC during early evenings. I rarely watch anything else, no time for this.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:34 AM   #28
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I answered 4-5 hours per day. Some days it is more than 5 hours, some days less han 4 hours. I watch a lot of C-SPAN and PBS because I am a political junkie and hate TV commercials. I like Law & Order (and SVU) which airs on USA, NBC, and TNT on various days at various times. I watch Seinfeld reruns, Jon Stewart, and part of Jay Leno at night for laughs and get some other political junkie fixes on MSNBC and the Sunday morning talking head shows. News12, our local cable TV news station is often on in the background and I have some other scattered shows I watch throughout the day or week, 60 Minutes my favorite.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #29
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Less than one hour per year. At other people places (We have no TV at home).
I'm pretty close to this, although we actually have three TV sets, just hooked up to an antenna on the roof. Probably between two and five hours per year, on average. DW watches much less.
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Help me understand the rules here - do you "win" by watching more or less TV than the next guy/gal?
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:52 AM   #31
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If you want more detail you could change my vote to "about a minute a day, unless spouse wants me to watch a clip"...
Tell me you won't be watching this just so you can say, "Oh come ON!!!..."

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I watch MSNBC an hour or two a week. Except for that and a couple of music shows (X Factor and American Idol), the TV is only turned on to watch DVDs from Netflix (some of which are television shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, and Big Love---which for some reason I don't consider them as TV shows).

I am very interested in the news, but would rather read Time Magazine or the newspaper.

I do envy people who get a lot of enjoyment from television. It's a convenient, relatively cheap, and comfortable means of entertainment. I tried watching some of the new shows (like Ben and Kate, which got great reviews) but can't get into them. I do like some movies, like independent and foreign films, but again, I don't seem to get from them what most people do.

I feel like I have to work a little harder to fill up my time and be entertained than an avid television watcher, but that's okay with me. Just wish that I had more friends who could tear themselves away from TV! And that every restaurant didn't have TVs on!

A television critic noted that the average American watches more TV than he does for his job:

There are 168 hours in a week. Letís say the average person sleeps 7 hours per night (if you have newborns, you can laugh along with me at that number). Thatís 49 hours per week, plus 56 hours per week at work (8 hours per day). So, work + sleep + Internet/TV = 152 hours. That means, conservatively put, the average American only spends 16 hours per week ó or two hours per day ó not sleeping, working, or watching television, and since the average commute for Americans is 46 minutes a day, itís really only one hour and 14 minutes each day you leave yourself for showering, eating, exercising, bar-hopping, shopping, sex, and bathing.

"There are 168 hours in a week. Letís say the average person sleeps 7 hours per night (if you have newborns, you can laugh along with me at that number). Thatís 49 hours per week, plus 56 hours per week at work (8 hours per day). So, work + sleep + Internet/TV = 152 hours. That means, conservatively put, the average American only spends 16 hours per week ó or two hours per day ó not sleeping, working, or watching television, and since the average commute for Americans is 46 minutes a day, itís really only one hour and 14 minutes each day you leave yourself for showering, eating, exercising, bar-hopping, shopping, sex, and bathing.


Iím not saying thereís anything wrong with that; Iím not judging. Iím just saying, if youíre watching that much television each week, make sure youíre watching something good and not Honey Boo Boo."


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Old 09-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #33
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Does watching a film on DVD count as "TV"?
How about streaming video on the computer?
How about streaming video from Netflix on the tv?
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We usually watch the local new and CBS news in the morning, same thing in the evening and DVR'd shows on nights when we are home. More watching in winter than in summer.

I watch some DVR'd football games and NASCAR races at high speed, skipping huddles and time in between plays and half-time for football and skipping green flag racing except for last 30 or so laps for races.
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2-3 hours...usually Criminal Minds, Law and Order SVU, Grimm, Masterchef.
I also love watching The Real Housewives of NJ and Bridezillas.....it is a sick addiction!
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30-60 minutes of news, 0-90 minutes of TV, mostly Netflix, very little current broadcast TV outside the news. Of course, cable is not in my existence.
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Probably an hr a day during summer - hockey, basketball and football games in fall/winter and other stuff about 3-4 hrs a day.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:32 PM   #38
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We watch Blue Bloods and Law and Order SVU (although spouse not so much of the latter). I'll also turn on CNN a lot when working in the kitchen alone.
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I don't know how to operate the remote. Occasionallly I'll sit down while DW is watching, I usually fall asleep within 10 minutes.
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I don't know how to operate the remote. Occasionallly I'll sit down while DW is watching, I usually fall asleep within 10 minutes.
I'm not quite that bad yet but getting there. Recently we moved the big TV downstairs and moved the little one to the spare bedroom. I haven't gotten aroundtuit to hook up the cable for that one and, well, let's just say I don't watch the "Lifetime" channel much.
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