How Do You Know If You're Watching Too Much TV?

How Do You Know If You're Watching Too Much TV?

Taryn Williford
Jan 12, 2011

We are watching more TV than ever. According to the Nielsen Company, Americans watched more TV in 2010 than any year in history. Viewing rose about 1 percent from last year—a breakdown of 34 hours of TV per person per week. Whoa. If 34 hours per week isn't "too much" for most Americans, then what is?

We do a lot of discussing about TV here on Unplggd. We poll our readers on whether they've considered dropping cable, if they watch more TV because of DVR and if they keep a TV in the bedroom.

In all those discussions and comments, one thing always stands out: Even though there are plenty of people who've banned TV in their homes, most Unplgg'rs think TV-watching is "good in moderation."

But after reading that stat from the Nielsen Company, it's clear that "moderation" means different things to different people.

We want to know: How do you know if you're watching too much TV?

Tell us in the comments!

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