The average American watches an astonishing 4.3 hours of TV a day, according to a new report from Nielsen. Add in DVR time, and that number gets up to 5 hours a day.
And yes, that usage is shrinking over time — a couple of years ago, Americans were averaging five hours and 23 minutes a day.
Young people watch much less TV than older people, and they are watching less every year. But young people still watch a ton of TV,.