Question by My Avatar Is Beautiful: How many commercials do you watch a day/year/lifetime?
Commercials on T.V. are starting to make it unbearable for me to watch so I looked up some stats.
Here is what I have found:
The Average American watches an incredible 4.35hrs. oh T.V. a day!
I figure that an hour show is really a 44 minute without commercials,
so that’s 16 minutes of commercials an hour times 4.35 equals 69.6,
69.6 minutes a day times 365 days per year equals 25,404 minutes yearly, divide by 60 for hours that’s 423, then divide by 24 for days and ya got 17.64 days a year.
That doesn’t seem that bad but then multiply by 20 years and that’s almost a full year of bullsh** commercials tricking you into buying sh**!
So by the time your 60, unless you flip the channel during commercials or skip it with dvr then you will have wasted 3 years of your life watching advertisements. I just thought you should all know, they don’t call it television “programming” for nothing.
Did you know that during the first 5 years of a child’s life it’s brain will have grown 90%. There is a video out I think it’s called “your baby can read” and it has taught kids to read even before they can walk. Television has a huge impact and affect on a growing person.
My friend’s daughter who was probably 3 at the time would cry, kick, and scream when he would turn the television off. She actually thought she was going to miss everything that was happening in there, I guess. Like it was a Disney Wonderland and by turning the t.v. off she wasn’t part of it. Disney really has a hold on kids. Yeah, you can’t escape ads, every kids shirt is a walking bilboard.
Don’t forget to watch “It’s Always Sunny” @10ET on FX by the way. lol
Answer by Cassandria
I gave up watching television years ago, and my life has been much richer. My two-year-old has never seen a television program. It’s not just the commercials that are wasting your time.
“Television has a huge impact and affect [sic] on a growing person.” Agreed. It’s a huge NEGATIVE impact. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no TV for years 2 and under, and virtually none from 3-4 years old.
P.S. I’m a university professor and published author, and like nearly everyone my age, I didn’t learn to read until first grade.
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