'You Know You're Watching Too Much TV When...'

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According to Nielsen statistics, Americans watched an average of 34 hours of television per person per week, in 2009.
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Latest Nielsen data shows Americans watch an average of 34 hours of television per person per week: slightly more than last year. Also: early agenda indicators for the 112th Congress; a check-in on the tense situation in Ivory Coast; Peter Nowak on the cultural power of 'Sex, Bombs and Burgers'; a move among Senate Democrats to change the rules around filibusters; incoming Florida governor Rick Scott; the media's focus on the 2003 toppling of a statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad; and the settlement between Bank of America and mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.