Teens And Tv

Teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 watch TV an average of 22 hours a week. That means they spend about 3 hours a day in front of the tube.

Ads consume 3 to 4 hours--about 20%--of TV watched per week.

The more TV teens watch, the lower their writing ability; in one study, 17-year-olds who watched 6 or more hours of TV per week scored about 10 percent lower on a writing test than did those who watch only 2 hours per week.