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The Social Impact of Television. Today, the average American watches close to four hours of TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day years glued to "the tube.".

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Today, the average American watches close to four hours of TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day years glued to "the tube."


98. 5 percent of U.S. households have at least TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day one television set

90% of U.S. households have two or more TV sets

87% of U.S. households have at least one VCR or DVD player

The average U.S. home has the TV on more than 51 hours a week. (Obviously, the TV is on many more hours a week than each family member spends watching it.)


TV and Children TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day

  • 81% of children ages 2-7 watch TV alone and unsupervised

  • 70% of day care centers use TV during a typical day


  • 54% of 4-6 year-olds who, when asked to choose between watching TV and spending time with their fathers, said they would prefer to watch television


TV and Children Cont’d… TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day

  • It has been shown that children who watch TV more than 10 hours a week suffer negative academic effects


  • The average American child ages 2-11 watches television 20 hours a week


TV and Violence TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day

  • By age 18, the average American child sees 200,000 violent acts on TV.

  • By age 18, children witnesses almost 20,000 murders on TV — most by handguns.

  • 73% of the time the people in TV dramas who commit violent acts go unpunished.


TV and Violence Cont’d… TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day

  • 47% percent of violent situations show no real harm to the victims, and 58 percent show no real pain.

  • Only 4 percent of violent programs show nonviolent alternatives to solve programs.

  • 80% of Hollywood executives think there is a link between TV violence and real-life violence.


TV and Obesity TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day

  • During Saturday morning cartoons there are typically more than 200 "junk-food" commercials.

  • At least 12 medical studies link excessive television watching to increasing rates of obesity.

  • In 1963, 4.5% of children ages 6 to 11 were seriously overweight; by 2001, this percentage had more than tripled.


TV and Commercials TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day

  • Before graduating high school the average U.S. child will see 360,000 commercials.

  • By age 65, this number will expand to two-million commercials.

  • The number of commercials in TV programs per hour has been increasing each year.


Why We Watch TV TV each day. Based on this, by age 65, the average U.S. citizen will have spent nearly 9, nonstop, 24 hour-a-day

  • We like to be entertained.

  • We like excitement.

  • We like to see handsome men and sexy women.

  • We like to vicariously (and safely) experience the experiences of other people.

  • We like to be drawn into fantasy worlds that we will probably never be able to experience first hand.

  • Maybe most of all, we like to passively relax in front of "the tube," select our vicarious experiences, and let them flood over us without any real effort on our part.


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