Idle Culture

Writings of a cultural dysfunct

Location: Seattle, United States

Monday, March 14, 2005

Couch Potato Blight

Average time spent watching TV commericals over a lifetime---2 years.

Number of commercials seen by the age of twenty---1,000,000.

Minutes of commercials during half hour show---8 (up from 6 twenty years ago).

Production cost of typical 30 second commercial---$300,000 (that is $10,000 per second).

Production cost of an entire hour of prime time public television---$300,000 ($83 a second).

Amount spent annually on TV advertising---$200, 000,000,000 (yes, the billions!) and it is growing at a rate of 7.6% annually, more than twice the average rate of the economy as a whole.


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