Children aged 2-11 watch over 24 hours of TV per week, while adults aged 35-49 watch more than 33 hours, according to data from Nielsen that suggests TV time increases the older we get. (
Keeping this in consideration, how much time do you spend watching commercials?
An estimated 38 commercials air every minute across national TV, and the average viewer spends about 15 minutes out of every hour just watching ads. That adds up to more than an hour of total TV time each day. More than 50% of television ads are 30 seconds long, while 44% clock in at just 15 seconds.
How many Americans have a television?
The Nielsen Company, which takes TV set ownership into account when it produces ratings, will tell television networks and advertisers on Tuesday that 96.7 percent of American households now own sets, down from 98.9 percent previously. There are two reasons for the decline, according to Nielsen.
How much time is spent at work?
Americans do work hard. Americans work an average of 34.4 hours a week, longer than their counterparts in the world's largest economies. Many work even longer. Adults employed full time report working an average of 47 hours per week, which equates to nearly six days a week, according to Gallup.