Average American spends ~60% of all non-work waking hours watching TV
According to an article the Economist, the average American spends 4.5 hours watching TV every day. Assuming ~8 hours of sleep and ~8 hours of work, this works out to about 60% of all non-work waking hours.
The key question that comes to my mind (as a consultant): How do people have ~5 hours to spend on themselves? 🙂