View Poll Results: How many hours a week do you watch TV?

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  • 1-5

    20 31.25%
  • 6-10

    11 17.19%
  • 11-15

    7 10.94%
  • 16-28

    6 9.38%
  • 29 or more

    10 15.63%
  • None

    10 15.63%
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  1. #1
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    TV - How many hours per week?

    This is a tricky question to ask, because there are many variables.

    For instance, I probably only watch about 5 dedicated hours of TV a week. However, I'll have my little 14" TV going in my office for 5-8 hours a day while I work on my computer in my office. So it's kinda playing in the background while I work. And when the TV isn't on, I'll listen to music or talk radio.

    So my question is: How many hours of TV do you watch per week?

    (FYI, average adult in US watches 28 hours per week)

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    Great question Vito. Now let's see how many people are honest

    I had to go for the "29 or more".

    I generally watch roughly 1-2 hours before I go to sleep, but the big thing is sports!

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    Where's the option for "none"? Last time my TV was turned on was 9-11-01 when I thought the headlines on Yahoo.com were a joke. I see a little bit from time to time over relatives houses, but if it disappeared from the face of the earth I probably wouldn't notice.

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    1-5. However, I expect that to rise dramatically as I get used to Tivo.

  5. I would say about 6-12 I never usually watch more than an hour a day.

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    Originally posted by unixorn
    Where's the option for "none"?
    Oops.

    You're right, unixorn. I forgot about that group. Too late now, as I am unable to edit the poll.

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    I watch TV only when I get back from the office (at 5 - 6 in the morning) for about half an hour before I finaly fall asleep and most of the time it's either The Discovery Channel (most of the time it's Rex Hunt's fishing adventures) or if it's a rerun, I watch the news for 10 or so minutes and then sleep.
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    Hmm. I should probably start another thread about what you watch on TV.

    I watch

    Everybody Loves Raymond
    CSI
    NCIS
    60 Minutes
    CNN
    Fox News
    Seinfeld
    King Of Queens
    JAG

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    vito,

    you make me crave for the TV with that post. I used to be a regular "everybody loves raymond" and seinfeld fan. :cry:

    I watch CNN only on my office PC from time to time.

    Good enough that I take a few minutes off during the day to watch either Seinfeld or the X-Files on my computer. I have all the series you know
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    I watch the news, the occasional British comedy or drama, documentaries (particularly about cute little tigers), The Simpsons, and a few other bits and pieces.

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    I choose 1-5 hours because I don't have a tv in my dorm. I can't get to watch tv. So what I do is if I have the time, I watch a DVD on my computer...twice a month.

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    Figured I'd follow Vito's lead and post up what I watch on a weekly basis:

    Iron Chef
    Toronto Major League Teams (all games, all teams)
    Apprentice
    Cold Case Files
    Myth Busters
    American Chopper
    Barefoot Contessa
    Iron Chef
    Emeril
    Behind the Music
    The Score

    lol, I know it's a lot. I love my T.V, but more importantly my SPORTS!

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    I would say that I watch probably around 25-28 hours a week,depends on the sports seasons,and school.
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    I'll have the TV running in the background while I work also, and then actually sit down and watch after 8PM. In total maybe anywhere from 20-28.

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    I use to watch loads of tv up until about a year ago

    now im lucky if i have time to watch 1 hour.... as i work 12 hours a day through the week, and on weekends im either out, or at my pc.

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    None. While I watch a carefully selected smattering of content on my DVD player, I have no broadcast programming. Most of that would be garbage unworthy of my time even without the commercials. Pop-culture poison!

    <minirant>I prefer to read my news. TV news is prioritized based on the availability of video and sound bites, and the 'reporters' seem to have lost even the ability to ask a perceptive question. McNewsgets.</minirant>

    Anything that is worth watching eventually comes out on DVD nowadays, thankfully. I'll be AFK now whilst I continue making my way through season 5 of "The Sopranos". I can't believe {you-know-who} gets whacked!
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    I used to watch TV a lot - but got bored of a lot of the stuff on and also use the inet far more now.
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    I'd say around 15 hours per week. I mainly turn it on in the morning when I'm going to work to catch the news, then in the afternoon for around an hour, maybe half an hour.

    Of course, that is going to dwindle down once I get my new laptop and broadband at my apartment
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    I don't actually sit in front of the TV to watch it, it is on from 6PM for the news, but I only turn around to look (it is behind me) when it sounds like something interesting is on. I "listen" to quiz shows mainly and actually turn to watch most of SuperNanny
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    i don't really watch it, it's just on in the background, i'll watch a few select shows though.

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    I'd say 6-10 hours is probably the most accurate for me personally, can be less can be slighlty more, it's dependent upon events. But to be honest, i listen to far more radio than i watch TV.

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    Originally posted by Mekhu
    Figured I'd follow Vito's lead and post up what I watch on a weekly basis:

    Iron Chef
    Barefoot Contessa
    Iron Chef
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    I'm addicted to Food Network... I could have it on all day long (if the kids weren't watching Cartoon Network and Nick Jr all day long).&nbsp; But I have to add 30 Minute Meals, $40/day and The Dish.&nbsp; I'm a huge Rachel Ray fan... its saddening...

    My tv is pretty much on all day long (I have 2 young boys that are addicted to Cartoon Network, and Nick Jr).&nbsp; Mostly background noise for me.

    I don't really watch tv until the evening.

    I don't have a set of shows that I watch religiously.&nbsp; If I remember to watch them... I will.&nbsp; I love Crossing Jordan.&nbsp;

    I'm not a Sex in the City/Desperate Housewives type of person... they don't appeal to me at all...

    I watch, myself, watch roughly 11-15 hrs/week - if that.

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    i unplugged my tv 3 years ago, i dont really miss it.

    **the internet is my tv***
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    None as well.
    No time even if I did have a personal TV.

    I do however sit down with a roomie or a friend once a week and watch a movie on DVD, if that counts.
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    Interesting results. Actually I'm a little surprised. The numbers are lower than I expected.

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    Our TV is on a lot but is usually tuned to PBS kids. My daughters love Teletubbies and Sesame Street. (OK I admit that I'll come watch Arthur when it's on ) Half the time they're busy playing/coloring/jumping on/building something so I think it's more like background noise to them anyway.

    Once they're in bed I'll actaully watch Friends and Family Guy, and listen to [email protected] while I'm working on the computer.

    My total is probably around 14 hours a week. Honestly if I had to choose between cable and internet I'd choose the internet .
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    Originally posted by P-nut
    Honestly if I had to choose between cable and internet I'd choose the internet .
    What if iNet comes out with a WHT sitcom? Best of both worlds...

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    I'd say no more than one hour per day
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    1-5 tops (really 1-2) on occasion, but mostly 0.

    TV bores me.

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    The TV is usually on in the background but a few shows that I watch regularly (to include some of the previously cancelled shows)
    Rescue Me
    The Bold and the Beautiful
    The Closer
    Entourage
    Six Feet Under
    Cold Case
    Law & Order
    Law & Order: SVU
    Law & Order: Trial by Jury
    Law & Order: Criminal Intent
    Crossing Jordan
    Grey's Anatomy
    Charmed
    Boston Legal
    CSI
    CSY: NY
    CSI: Miami
    Las Vegas
    7th Heaven
    Nip/Tuck
    Navy NCIS
    Judging Amy
    JAG
    NYPD Blue
    One Tree Hill
    Without a Trace
    ER
    Joan of Arcadia
    Third Watch
    Medical Investigation
    Chicago Hope
    Cagney and Lacey
    Judge Judy
    30 Days
    Smallville
    MythBusters
    Monster House
    CNN / Local News

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    Originally posted by vito
    What if iNet comes out with a WHT sitcom? Best of both worlds...

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    Originally posted by P-nut
    ON THE NEXT W.H.T.
    Hmm. WHTV.org is available.

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    During the Fall, probably 10-15, but during the summer much less.

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    In the Fall, I usually watch less than five hours of television per week. These days, I turn only turn on my TV to watch the news... so it's probably less than three hours a week. On Friday, Battlestar Galactica Season 2 starts so, that's another hour of TV time added for me.

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    Less than half on this front. Only watch the first five minutes of the news when I get a chance, so I suppose that would add up to just less than half seeing as Sat/Sun are days when the tv is never on.

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    I try not to watch t.v that much, but it's all pretty much all the time I'm here. I hate silence so I always got the t.v going regardless of if I'm watching it. I only watch T.V when I'm waking up and before I go to bed.

    Vito, seems we have similar tastes considering your list is way to similar to mine.

    Everybody Loves Raymond - Yep
    CSI - Yep
    NCIS - No
    60 Minutes - No
    CNN - Yep
    Fox News - Did you say fox?
    Seinfeld - Yep
    King Of Queens - Love this show, wake up to it every morning.
    JAG - Yep.

    At night I normally watch a movie on Sky Movies.

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    I put 29 or more.

    I do all of my work in front of the TV.
    I work much better while a baseball or football game is on in the background.

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    I watch a fair bit of TV myself. As for what I watch, well, I'm a bit of a Food Network junkie as well. Luckily the wife is a fan of Rachael Ray too so I get to see those each day. Alton Brown is excellent too on 'Good Eats'. A great combination of cooking, with humor and science all thrown together.

    Of course there's also:

    The Daily Show
    Mythbusters
    American Chopper
    American Hotrod
    CSI (both Miami and or original)
    Law and Order (original and SVU)
    The news of course (MSNBC and CNN)
    Futurama, Family Guy, The Simpsons and American Dad
    Deadwood
    Carnivale and Dead Like Me (sadly both cancelled now)
    Nip/Tuck
    Star Trek (Next Gen and DS9)
    Lost (probably the best show on 'free tv')
    Pretty much anything on The History Channel

    In addition the wife would probably add:

    The Gilmore Girls
    Charmed
    Smallville
    Sex and The City
    Outer Limits

    and my daughter would add:

    Dora
    Blues Clues
    Krypto
    Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy
    Winx Club
    Pokemon
    Dragonball Z
    Ed, Edd and Eddy
    Code Lyoko
    Teen Titans (we all dig that one though)

    Thankfully she has her own TV for the rest.
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    I watch an episode of Futurama or Family Guy a day, thats all the TV I see. 25 mins.
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