Time to hang up the “we barely even watch TV anymore, really” impressive dinner party conversation-starter.
New numbers from Nielsen show that Americans are still watching nearly 34 hours of television — actual televised programming, viewed through a TV set — per week, Recode reports.
The biggest offenders are the 65+ set, who get in 50.5 hours in front of the set per week, the lucky ducks. Eighteen-to-24-year-olds are only watching 22.5 hours per week, because Vine videos don’t count as television.
Live TV time has dropped off a bit, Recode says, thanks to increased use of DVR and video on demand offerings. Combine our hours of live TV with “time-shifted content,” though, and the total time we’re watching TV has increased.