Kill Your Television...

...for one week. The TV Turn Off Network provides some compelling statistics about our nation's TV watching habits, that may very well encourage you to participate in next week's TV Turnoff Week. Here are just a few sample statistics:
  • Amount of television that the average American watches per day: over 4 hours
  • Chance that an American falls asleep with the TV on at least three nights a week: 1 in 4
  • Average number of hours per week that American one year-old children watch television: 6
  • Time per week that parents spend in meaningful conversation with their children: 38.5 minutes
  • Number of violent acts the average American child sees on TV by age 18: 200,000
  • Percent increase in network news coverage of homicide between 1993 and 1996: 721
  • Percent reduction in the American homicide rate between 1993 and 1996: 20
I think I will participate, thanks largely to TiVo.

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