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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.

Percentage of Students Age 9, 13, and 17, by Frequency of Reading for Fun Trends in Reading and Publishing Weekly Average Hours and/or Minutes Spent on Various Activities by American Children
Percentage of Students Ages 9, 13, and 17, by Frequency of Reading for Fun Trends in Reading and Publishing Weekly Average Hours and/or Minutes Spent on Various Activities by American Children