Thursday, September 28, 2006
Are You Surprised the Average American Home Has More TVs Than People?: " Are You Surprised the Average American Home Has More TVs Than People? Taking into account the epidemic of obesity along with the frightening exercise debt that's harming America's health, it's no surprise to me, based on data reported by Nielsen Media Research, the typical home has 2.55 people and 2.73 TV sets. Some sad numbers about America's obsession with their TVs: Less than 20 percent of American households own a single TV, while half own at least three. The average person watches 275 minutes of TV per day, longer than it takes watch two movies of average length. A TV set is turned on -- regardless if someone is watching it or not -- more than eight hours a day, an additional hour over the previous decade. Just 30 years ago, only 11 percent of American households owned at least three TVs. Here's the scariest number of them all: Because Nielsen is now using a sampling formula called the People Meter, that eight hours a TV set is on during the day may repres"