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Hours and/or Minutes Per Day Spent Watching TV or Reading

Hours/minutes spent watching TV Hours/minutes spent reading
Weekdays Weekends and holidays Weekdays Weekends and holidays
Total, 15 years and over 2:21 3:06 :20 :26
 15 to 24 years 1:57 2:33 :07 :10
 25 to 34 years 1:55 2:51 :09 :11
 35 to 44 years 1:53 2:39 :12 :16
 45 to 54 years 2:07 3:02 :17 :24
 55 to 64 years 2:35 3:35 :30 :39
 65 years and over 3:56 4:10 :50 1:07
2006 Annual Averages
Source: National Endowment for the Arts, To Read or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence, November 2007.

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