Or that, this week, the average American kid will spend 1,680 minutes watching TV…and less than 40 minutes in meaningful conversation with his or her parents?
All in all, the average American watches 4 hours of TV a day, adding up to 250 billion hours of TV watched by Americans every year.
Is it any wonder that 5 out of 10 Americans say they watch too much TV? Or that more than 7 out of 10 parents say they’d like to limit how much TV their kids watch?
Many families are doing that very thing this week (April 17th to 23rd) during National Turn Off TV Week. National Turn Off TV Week is sponsored by TV Free America, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to raise awareness about the harmful effects of excessive television-watching, and to encourage Americans to reduce the amount of television that they watch.