The FCC's annual Video Competition Report is always full of interesting information. It's just released its most recent one one about which there's a news release on the FCC web site. I'll link the entire report when I can find it. In the meantime, check out the release by clicking the link above, some of which is quoted in the "Continue reading" area below. One interesting finding about usage of television follows here.
"... Americans are voracious consumers of media services. On average, we spend close to 30 percent of our day engaged in some activity involving media, with television viewing the dominant media activity. For the September 2004 – September 2005 television season, the average household tuned into TV for 8 hours, 11 minutes a day. This is almost 3 percent higher than the previous season, more than 12 percent higher than 10 years ago, and the highest level observed since television viewing was first measured by Nielsen Media Research in the 1950s. Within the same period, the average person watched 4 hours, 32 minutes each day, again a record high. ..."
A news article on the report is, Competitors Making Inroads Against Cable. Link: Washington Post. --Dennis