Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tapioca Brain

Turning Off the Tube?
“Americans are increasingly turning off their televisions, as numbers show plummeting viewership. . . . Young people in particular are tuning out. Nielson data shows that among the 18-24 group, viewers watched an average of 21-and-a-half hours of TV a week during the second quarter of 2013, one hour less than the same quarter during 2012. . . . 
“In 2007, there were approximately two million households that had no televisions; by 2013 that number jumped to 5 million.”
• Editorial Comment: That would be an impressive number, if there weren’t 115 million+ U.S. households in 2013.

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

 Capt. Jim Gullett, 1946-2014

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