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Viewers to spend 65 days in front of TV this year, says Census Bureau
Adults and teens will spend 65 days in front of the TV, 41 days listening to radio and a little more than a week on the Internet this year, according to the newly released “Statistical Abstract of the United States” from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The abstract also projects that adults will spend about a week reading a daily newspaper, and teens and adults will spend another week listening to recorded music this year. Consumer spending for media is forecasted to be $936.75 per person.
Beyond the communications industry, the abstract includes statistics on a diverse range of topics with more than 1400 tables and charts on social, political and economic facts about the United States, and the latest available international statistics.
For more information, visit www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract.html.