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Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

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154 hours of TV a month?!

That's 21% of the time in a 30 day month, or five hours of television watching per day. And we wonder why our country has an obesity problem....

I know I'm on the low end of the scale (I might watch 10 hours of TV a month, if that) but 154 hours is really the average? That's frightening.
Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06

Re: 154 hours of TV a month?!

What are you going to instead, 5 hours of athletics? Most of the population would still be watching TV since they'd be laid up with injuries.

ArrayList
netbus developer
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join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA

1 recommendation

Re: 154 hours of TV a month?!

5 hours of anything? reading a book? walking the dog? staring at the wall? learning a hobby? baking? figuring out who killed JFK? there are a great many things you can do with 5 hours a day instead of watching the garbage on TV.
ken830

join:2005-06-16
San Carlos, CA

Re: 154 hours of TV a month?!

If you have a family of four or five and three or so TVs going at the same time for 2-3 hours per day, and it's not so unreasonable. Throw in 4-5 hours per week for family movie night and you will definitely surpass the cap.

ArrayList
netbus developer
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join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA

2 recommendations

Re: 154 hours of TV a month?!

I have a family of 6 and I don't have time for any TV in my house. America needs to get away from the TV. This assumption that you need it to get by is ridiculous.
Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY

Re: 154 hours of TV a month?!

said by ArrayList:

This assumption that you need it to get by is ridiculous.

I thought the right to cheap TV was in the Constitution somewhere? Isn't it a life essential service alongside electricity and running water?
Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
said by ken830:

If you have a family of four or five and three or so TVs going at the same time for 2-3 hours per day, and it's not so unreasonable. Throw in 4-5 hours per week for family movie night and you will definitely surpass the cap.

If you have a family of four or five using the internet connection why should you pay the same price as me?
Crookshanks

join:2008-02-04
Binghamton, NY
How about an hour at the gym and four hours of TV? Or perhaps an hour at the gym, an hour with a book and three hours of TV? I'm hard pressed to think of enough shows worth watching to come up with five hours a day of television time.
jcremin

join:2009-12-22
Siren, WI
kudos:3
That's what I was thinking too. I'm guessing that the "154 hour average" is for a household and not a single individual.