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How much TV does the average American watch?

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If the 2012 statistic can be believed, Americans over the age of 2 watch TV an average of ...
4 to 5 hours a day,
28 to 34 hours a week,
1,456 to 1,768 hours a year.
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Why do Americans watch so much television?

Because so many people use television as a babysitter for children, which causes them to become addicted to watching. That's they only thing they know how to do, if the parent