How long do you watch TV?

@anuraa32 (2451)
India
May 26, 2010 6:59am CST
I have heard of people who watch T.V for the entire day. My dad comes back from work in the afternoon. He switched the T.V on and watches it till night. The T.V is switched off only when he goes for a bath at night and if he has to go out to buy something. All of that put together would mean that he switches the T.V off for maybe just under an hour. And he never gets bored of it. How many hours in a day can you watch T.V?
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@xeroeight (1061)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I watch t.v for only a several hour for the whole day I guess because I only watch anime and some t.v series for a minute or hour. but when I was younger If I'm not mistaken I watch t.v for about 6-9 hours a day because of tons of great anime and that time I kinda like watching cartoons.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
6 to 9 hours is a lot even for anime. But great. I somehow tend to be drawn to the PC.
• Indonesia
27 May 10
wow .. amazing, 6-9 hours fot watching anime? is it does not throw away your time? still many things that are useful and need to be done other than watch tv. I very rarely watching tv, except for news and reality shows
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
28 May 10
well peter it is good entertainment. I wish I had that kind of time on hand. I would do the same.
@kharlav (1672)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I watch tv for about 5 hours or more, it depends on my mood and the availability of the computer. if I cant use the computer, either because someone is using or it is broken, then I will have to watch television. I also watch television if there's a nice show.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
Agreed. I watch TV for a nice show. But sometimes computer bores me. So I shift to TV - The other idiot box.
@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
Agreed. There comes a time when one is bored to even play the computer games. There is a saturation point of everything.
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I only watch television is the program I am watching is quite interesting. So I could stay long in the television for about 3 hours or more if I am on my favorite program. Especially on sunday. I like the program so I could be on the television for half day just sitting and watching. couch potato .
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
A lot of us can become couch potatoes. I love watching TV. But can you imagine there are times when even with more than 100 or so channels, there is really nothing interesting to watch.
• Philippines
26 May 10
only when the programs are good but if it's local tv shows that always have commercials? i don't think so. but unfortunately, tv cables too have commercials like Star Movies but at least it's my favorite movie than the other
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
I agree. The reason why I have started watch TV a little lesser now a days is purely because of the commercial. I mean it has gone to such pits that if I request a serial which is otherwise a half hour program on TV to be played on Youtube, it will be over it five to seven minutes. It gets as ridiculous as that.
@eil_noz (963)
• Philippines
26 May 10
Our TV were usually switched on how many hours hmm... about 3-4 hours I guess in the morning, in the afternoon and in evening. I even watched TV even if I'm using mylot. well, I'm addicted to both so I guess I can't remove that habit of mine although we switch the TV if we don't like the shows.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
Oh yeah. I am addicted to mylot too. My brother does that. Be on the computer and watch TV together. I have a desktop so I wont be able to do both together.
@harips (106)
• India
26 May 10
when i was at home i mainly take my time for browsing.but if the net is not available then i will watch the television.i mainly watch good movies especially star movies and HBO.but if there is an interesting cricket match then i will certainly watch the whole match with no doubt.Otherwise i m happy with my PC
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
Ah.. I do that too. But I have some series that I am addicted to. So I do leave my computer off and on to watch those.
@Jacobus1919 (1683)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I used to watch TV for long periods of time, but now I watch TV for less than an hour or I dont watch anything. Instead, I end up using the internet for long hours. hahaha I think the new TV is the web.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
Ah yes internet TV. But still watch TV is it.
• Philippines
26 May 10
I hardly watch TV anymore, I am stuck in front of my laptop watching youtube, or tinkering with facebook most of the time. And now I have mylot to get busy with as well. So, I'd be watching TV only to watch UFC
@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
28 May 10
Hmmm... Well you tube can be a form tv cant it... Yes but has become a difficult choice between tv and internet
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
26 May 10
hi,anu,are you joking...after we accustomed to internet,most of us browsing net only.Yesas you said,there are few section of people who are computer illeterates,habituated to watch seriels,games & sports etc,people who have extra interest on T.V.,programmes.....that too specific age groups based on their interests...
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
It is not just computer illiterates as you would call them. There are so many people who do prefer TV over the computer.
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
26 May 10
Hi,anu,i am not talking about populationwise.If that is the case,in India itself there are 1,000,000,000 public viewing T.V's regulrly[Lack of computers] out of 1,360,000,000 population.If there is availability of both TV & Computer in the same house,my equation in the above response works out..what do say...
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
I still maintain what I said in the houses where there is a computer and TV. My cousin for that matter will be on the computer and also watch a few things on TV daily. I myself would watch TV as I cant be at the computer all the time even though the computer I use is all mine and no one else uses it. I still want to watch TV. I personally feel that computers are more impersonal than the TV. TV somehow connects you to other members in the house. Computer is very personal thing.
@rhinarea (311)
26 May 10
It depends on my mood if i don't have anything to do why not kill time watching the TV.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
26 May 10
Me too. I usually watch TV with no attention when I have time to kill and have reread all the books I own.
• United States
27 May 10
Most majority of the time when I watch TV is when I am using my laptop and searching the website and looking off and on at what is on the show but most of the time I listen to it as I am online but I don't pay attention most of the time what the show is even about but anyway.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
28 May 10
Some I do give my full attention to. But there are many instances when I am reading and watching at the same time. But usually I am so so tune to multitasking that I can follow both
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
Because I am busy on my online I can only watch television for 2 hours now. I do not watch much television now a days. When I get home everyday its late and I still have to face my articles. Actually there is nothing to watch in our local channels during weekdays. I only watch one Korean series that dubbed in my language and after that the news and nothing else. My father is the one who watched television that much.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
30 Jul 10
Great. Ya me too have these particular series i like to watch. But then the rest of the day goes off or rather flies off in work.
@akopoaysi (740)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
i just watch news.................or il just watch tv series that i love i can live without tv.. but cant w/o my pc. good day mylotters!!! :)
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
30 Jul 10
Interesting. I think I need both.
@karen1969 (1788)
28 May 10
I have the TV on most of the day, though it is usually on in the background while I am doing other things - on the computer, writing letters, cooking, doing housework, etc. I usually have the News on. I do actually sit and concentrate on the TV when my favourite programmes are on, but that's only maybe 1-2 hours a day and the TV is on from maybe 7am till I go to bed around 11pm.
@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
30 Jul 10
Same here. Many times TV is on as a background necessity. I think I spend an hour watching tv seriously except when there is a movie up. But then I need the tv on whether or not what happens on TV screen registers.
@_Honey_ (781)
• Philippines
28 May 10
Hello Anuraa. I on the other hand seldom watch tv probably because aside from having not much time since I'm almost always at work, I don't like the home-grown variety shows, telenovelas and primetime shows aired locally here in the Philippines. I prefer to watch American series online like CSI or Criminal minds or sometimes, I try to watch movies online. I like it better than watching home grown television shows.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
28 May 10
Well I have to say the Indian scene on TV is improving and degrading. The Reality shows are good, but the soaps and dramas are, well less said the better. I too like to watch the western series like CSI and many others.
• India
28 May 10
I do mylotting and watch Tv at the same time. I eat and watch TV. I talk and watch Tv and total comes to around 2 hours everyday and more then 4 hors on weekends.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
28 May 10
Multitasking with TV seems to be so common.
@siliguri (4232)
• India
27 May 10
Till i'm not get geek by watching it..
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
27 May 10
That may take very long.
• China
27 May 10
everyday, I will spend 2 hs on watching TV. After work, I like to watch TV when I am having supper. I like watching movies and telethon which I am interested in.I think long time watching TV is not good for health. It 's better to go out and do exercises
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
27 May 10
Same here. Food and TV go together.
@janwen (41)
• China
27 May 10
I want to watch tv,but there is no television in my room,haha
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
27 May 10
Ya that can be a problem.
• India
27 May 10
I usually be online most of the time (Addicted to net) And rarely switch to TV to watch Reality shows for 1 or 2 Hrs
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
27 May 10
Interesting. It happens to me when I am at work and i have very little time. So I have to choose between the two.
@reetu3 (264)
• India
27 May 10
i watch tv or 3-4 hours a day but i am worried about my daughter as she is having her summer vacation noadays she use to watch cartoon probably whole day...
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
27 May 10
Oh yes I can watch TV for the whole day when it comes to cartoons.
• India
27 May 10
I watch tv for about an hour or 2 on saturdays and sundays. I never get bored of watching tv although there may not be anything useful in it.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
27 May 10
weekends I see it for a longer time as I tend to see the back to back shows of some series I missed during the weekday.
• Philippines
27 May 10
Well, most of the people now could not be considered as addicts on TV, although there still are some. We tend to divert our time to television as a pastime or relaxing venue, in your dad's case, after long days of work. We get valuable information from the TV, at the same time we get to be entertained. We just needed to watch our activities not to make TV viewing an addictive one.
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@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
27 May 10
Ya we should be watching only till the point where it does not become addictive.