Answer Yourself! A blog by Sukhpreet Singh

A blog on personal development, entrepreneurship & change.

12th October 2007

Don’t you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence?

Watching TVI am not a big proponent of watching too much TV for entertainment. I believe watching 5-6 hrs./week for entertainment should be good enough. Now if your kids watch too much TV thats even worse. Here are a few stats that i picked up from this website:

According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day (or 28 hours/week, or 2 months of nonstop TV-watching per year). In a 65-year life, that person will have spent 9 years glued to the tube.

I. FAMILY LIFE
1) Percentage of households that possess at least one television: 99
2) Percentage of U.S. homes with three or more TV sets: 66
3) Number of hours per day that TV is on in an average U.S. home: 6 hours, 47 minutes

4) Number of hours of TV watched annually by Americans: 250 billion
5) Value of that time assuming an average wage of $5/hour: S1.25 trillion

II CHILDREN
6) Number of minutes per week that parents spend in meaningful conversation with their children: 3.5
7) Number of minutes per week that the average child watches television: 1,680
8 ) Hours per year the average American youth spends in school: 900 hours
9) Hours per year the average American youth watches television: 1500

III VIOLENCE
10) Number of murders seen on TV by the time an average child finishes elementary school: 8,000
11) Number of violent acts seen on TV by age 18: 200,000
12) Percentage of Americans who believe TV violence helps precipitate real life mayhem: 79

This quote best sums up the relation between intelligence and TV :
Don’t you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work.” – Gallagher

On an average, how much TV do you watch per day?

  • 1 – 2 hrs (41%, 15 Votes)
  • 2 – 4 hrs (19%, 7 Votes)
  • I don’t watch TV at all (16%, 6 Votes)
  • Less than 1 hr (16%, 6 Votes)
  • 4 or more hrs (8%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 37

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  • On an average, how much TV do you watch per day?

    • 1 - 2 hrs (41%, 15 Votes)
    • 2 - 4 hrs (19%, 7 Votes)
    • I don't watch TV at all (16%, 6 Votes)
    • Less than 1 hr (16%, 6 Votes)
    • 4 or more hrs (8%, 3 Votes)

    Total Voters: 37

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