• Turn off the TV and get to work

    We watch too much TV. It’s not good for our physical health, it’s not good for our minds, it’s not good for our children, and it makes the wrong people richer.

    TV-monitoring company Nielsen reports that the average American watches just over five-and-a-half hours of television, every day of the year. That’s more than 2,000 hours a year, equal to 50, 40-hour work weeks. Watching TV is a full-time job! A few more stunning statistics:

    • Nielsen reports children between the ages of 2 and 11 watch more than 24 hours of television a week. (How many hours do you think they read a week?)
    • Nickelodeon says those born after 2005 are watching 35 hours per week.
    • African-Americans watch an average of 218 hours of TV a month, or more than 2,600 hours a year.

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