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Time spent watching TV continues growing

Despite the ability to watch video on computers and cell phones, Americans are viewing more television than ever.Nielsen Media Research said Monday the average American watches 142 hours of TV in a month. Last season the typical home had a television on for eight hours and 18 minutes each day. That's up an hour per day from just 10 years ago.And the older you are, the more TV you watch. Nielsen sa
/ Source: The Associated Press

Despite the ability to watch video on computers and cell phones, Americans are viewing more television than ever.

Nielsen Media Research said Monday the average American watches 142 hours of TV in a month. Last season the typical home had a television on for eight hours and 18 minutes each day. That's up an hour per day from just 10 years ago.

And the older you are, the more TV you watch. Nielsen said Americans aged 65 and up watch more than 196 hours per month.

Americans are also watching more video on the Internet and mobile devices, although Nielsen said cell phone viewing is mostly a guy thing.