The Nielsen Company has found that television watching is at an all-time high in the U.S. According to Nielsen, “Americans spent four hours and 49 minutes a day on average in front of the TV,” during the 2008-2009 television season. That number is up four minutes from the 2007-2008 season, and 20 percent higher than numbers from a decade ago. Also a new record: The average amount of time a household took in television (eight hours and 21 minutes a day).