U.S. households watch more than 8 hou...

U.S. households watch more than 8 hours of TV a day

There are 9 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Nov 25, 2008, titled U.S. households watch more than 8 hours of TV a day. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The U.S. is a nation of even bigger couch potatoes than previously realized. Nielsen Co.

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Cocoa, FL

#1 Nov 25, 2008
That's pretty sad...and we wonder why things have gotten so bad in our country/world today...people don't spend enough time building real relationships, but instead watch violence and gore and think it is real life.
Gloom and Doom

Silver Spring, MD

#2 Nov 25, 2008
Not really. The TV's in my house are on 24-7. That doesn't mean were watching anything. Most of it is eight grade crap anyway.

Orlando, FL

#3 Nov 25, 2008
So? It's not the tv watching that's the problem, it's WHAT people are watching on tv.

Denver, CO

#4 Nov 25, 2008
Listen to Marylin Manson - "Kill your God, Kill you TV"

living the majority of one's life confined to a couch in front of a TV is a self inflicted incarceration.

Orlando, FL

#5 Nov 25, 2008
I admit it! I live TV. I look forward to watching it.

Orlando, FL

#6 Nov 25, 2008
Oops - I mean, I like TV.

Casselberry, FL

#7 Nov 25, 2008
I like TV and watch my fair share, but not 8 hours a day! These people must not work or have no other interests. Often on the weekends I dont watch any TV until Sunday night when I watch the Amazing Race.

Ocala, FL

#8 Nov 25, 2008
I wonder how much of this is people turning on their TV for background noise while they do other stuff, or walking away while leaving it on but not watching it.

Neilsen needs to inflate these studies so that companies keep buying their services and advertisers keep spending on TV time.

Denver, CO

#9 Nov 25, 2008
Starflower wrote:
Oops - I mean, I like TV.
Good for you, now make sure you eat lots of junkfood and don't exercise. Nature is trying very hard to rid you of this world with heart disease. Don't let her down!

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