Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nielsen: TV Viewing Hits All-time High

The average American now watches more than 151 hours of TV a month - or about five hours a day - which marks an all-time high.

That number is up 3.6% from the 145 hours Americans watched in the same period last year, according to Nielsen’s Three Screen Report, writes the Los Angeles Times. Pushing that number higher are a number of factors: the economy has people staying home more rather than spending money for outside entertainment. People also own more TVs, with the average household having more TVs than people. It’s winter, so it’s darker and people are spending less time outdoors.

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