How Much Television Do Americans Watch?

The average American now watches an amazing four hours of television each day!

That doesn’t mean that every person in this country watches four hours of TV. Some people may watch one hour, some may watch seven hours, but on the average, Americans stare at a TV screen for about four hours a day.

If you subtract eight hours from the day for sleeping, you’ll find that the average person in America spends one out of every four waking hours watching TV. And if you subtract another eight hours for work, you’ll find that Americans spend about half of their free time in front of a TV set!

In Iceland, there are no TV programs on Thursdays, so as not to disrupt family life!

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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