TVs Outnumber Humans in Latest Nielsen Report

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A report out today from Nielsen Media Research says that the average U.S. home received 104.2 channels in 2006. And we're watching them; the average household tuned in to 15 percent of those channels for at least 10 minutes a week.

The number of channels each household receives has jumped by over 40 since 2000, when U.S. homes averaged 61.4 channels.

In news that is perhaps even more indicative of the collapse of western civilization, the typical "TV home" now averages more television sets than it does people (2.8 TVs and 2.5 people).

In other news out of Nielsen today, advertising spending rose 4.6 percent last year.

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