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Are we becoming greater couch potatoes?

WE are becoming a nation of couch potatoes, with Yorkshire folk featuring high in the league of people spending most hours watching TV - but we don't like to admit it.

According to an ICM poll carried out for TV Licensing, people in Yorkshire watch an average of over four and a half hours of television a day, but they only admit to watching three hours of daily TV.

Our love affair with the small screen continues to grow unabated as we fill our homes with more televisions than ever.

Sales in Yorkshire have more than doubled in the last four years and in 2010 we bought some 870,000 flat screen sets. The average home in the region has 2.6 TVs and this is likely to increase to over three by 2020.

We watch our favourite programmes in some strange places.

The report shows that TV sets are located in sheds, garages, studies, spare rooms and bathrooms.

Apart from the Scots, Yorkshire viewers are the most anti-social in the nation with almost one in four watching TV alone..


* COUCH POTATOES: We are spending more hours watching TV on computers or mobile phones too (S)
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Mar 15, 2011
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