Average American watches over 34 hours of Television a week

The average American watched 34 hours and 39 minutes of television per week during the final three months of 2010 according to a recent State of the Media report by the Nielsen company.

The ratings giant said that American Seniors (Adults 65+) watched the most television heaviest, a whopping 47 hours and 33 minutes per week, followed by adults 50-64 who watched 43 hours per week.

Teenagers who are often accused of watching too much television watched an average of 23 hours and 41 minutes per week.

View the Reports main findings (.pdf file)

The report also finds that time-shifting continues to be a significant factor in how consumers watch TV, with 38 percent of all U.S. TV households now own a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Adults 35-49 now timeshift just over 3 hours of television a week.

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One Response to “Average American watches over 34 hours of Television a week”
  1. glen says:

    I don’t find that many shows that I like to want to watch television for 34 plus hours per week. Food for thought – most people work 35 to 40 hours per week.