Which States Watch the Most TV?

Thanks to technology and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, we now live in a world where access to screens is almost constantly at our fingertips. As a result, TV viewing remains a popular pastime and has even increased. However, that doesn’t mean that we all use our time equally across the country.

In an attempt to find out which states watch the most TV, verizonspecials.com analyzed data from 2017 to determine the average daily consumption of TV time per state. By a wide margin of nearly 45 minutes, West Virginia garnered the distinction of most daily TV hours, clocking in at a whopping 4 1/2 hours each day.

At the opposite spectrum, Utah was last in the union with “just” 2 hours 14 minutes of daily viewing. In fact, the four states with the most National Parks (Utah, California, Alaska, and Colorado) all ranked in the top 10 states that watched the least TV.

The 10 States That Watch the Most TV (Daily Average)
1. West Virginia (4 hours 30 minutes)
2. Delaware (3 hours 47 minutes)
3. Louisiana (3 hours 41 minutes)
4. Oklahoma (3 hours 36 minutes)
5. Nevada (3 hours 35 minutes)
6. North Dakota (3 hours 34 minutes)
7. Mississippi (3 hours 29 minutes)
8. Alabama (3 hours 27 minutes)
9. Georgia (3 hours 26 minutes)
10. Arkansas (3 hours 25 minutes)

The 10 States That Watch the Least TV (Daily Average)
1. Utah (2 hours 14 minutes)
2. Maine (2 hours 18 minutes)
3. Vermont (2 hours 20 minutes)
4. Alaska (2 hours 20 minutes)
5. Colorado (2 hours 28 minutes)
6. Hawaii (2 hours 33 minutes)
7. Minnesota (2 hours 34 minutes)
8. Washington (2 hours 35 minutes)
9. Montana (2 hours 37 minutes)
10. California (2 hours 39 minutes)

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