From the TV Turnoff Network:
-According to the A.C. Nielsen Co. the average American watches 3 hours and 46 minutes of TV each day (that’s more than 52 days of nonstop TV-watching per year).
-By the age of 65 the average American will have spent nearly nine years glued to the tube.
-Parents spend 38.5 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with their children is 38.5. -The number of videos rented daily in the United States is six million while the number of public library items checked out daily is three million. -The average American child sees 200,000 violent acts on television by the time he or she reaches the age of 18.
-Eighty percent of Hollywood executives believe there is a link between TV violence and real-life violence.
-An average child sees 30,000 TV commercials in a year.
-By the time s/he reaches the age of 65, the average American will have seen two million TV commercials
-While 59 percent of Americans can name The Three Stooges, only 17 percent can name three Supreme Court Justices.