Did you know Americans watch the most TV? Of course we do – with like 300 different networks producing so many original shows it’d literally be impossible to find enough time to watch all of ’em.
But we’re gonna try. According to a study, people in North America watch more TV than anyone else in the world. We watch an average of four hours and three minutes a day, which is WELL above the worldwide average of just under three hours.
The study also found that American TV shows are the most popular worldwide. British shows are second. You can celebrate our achievement with some great new television.
New TV This Weekend:
- Friday on Hulu: The series finale of “Marvel’s Runaways”.
- Friday on Amazon: The fourth season premiere of “The Expanse”, which ran for its first three seasons on Syfy.
- Friday at 8:00 p.m. on the CW: Mario Lopezserves as this year’s Grand Marshal of “The 88th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade”.
- Friday at 8:00 p.m. on NBC: The mid-season finale of “The Blacklist”.
- Friday at 8:00 p.m. on CBS: The mid-season finale of “Hawaii Five-0”.
- Friday at 9:00 p.m. on CBS: The mid-season finale of “Magnum P.I.”.
- Friday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO: The documentary “Mel Brooks Unwrapped”.
- Friday at 10:00 p.m. on CMT: Gavin DeGraw performs with Chris Young on “CMT Crossroads”.
- Friday at 11:00 p.m. on BBC America: “The Graham Norton Show”. This week’s guests are Kevin Hart, The Rock, “Doctor Who’s”Jodie Whittaker, Monty Python’s Michael Palin, and One Direction’s Harry Styles.
Friday Late-Night Talk Shows:
- “Jimmy Fallon”- John Legend, and M. Night Shyamalan. (Repeat)
- “Jimmy Kimmel”- Tom Holland, Ana Gasteyer, Adam Levine, and Angel Olsen. (Repeat)
- “Stephen Colbert”- Mark Harmon and comedian Caitlin Weierhauser.
- “James Corden”- Paul Rudd, Hasan Minhaj, and Anthony Ramos. (Repeat)
- “Seth Meyers”- Dolly Parton, Tobias Menzies, and Congressman Ro Khanna. (Repeat)
As for Daytime Talk Shows: Kevin Hart is on “Kelly Clarkson”, Blake Shelton is on “Ellen”, Danny DeVito is on “The Talk”, Annette Bening is on “The View”, and Jon Hamm is on “Kelly and Ryan”.
Friday’s schedule also includes the mid-season finales of the ABC sitcoms “American Housewife” and “Fresh Off the Boat”, starting at 8:00 p.m.
- Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC: Scarlet Johanssonhosts “Saturday Night Live”, and Niall Horan is the music guest.
- Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on NBC: “Sunday Night Football”. The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Buffalo Bills.
- Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on CBS: “The 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors”. This year’s ceremony pays tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, and “Sesame Street”.
- Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on the CW: The series premiere of “The Christmas Caroler Challenge”, a caroling competition hosted by Dean Cain and Laura McKenzie.
- Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO: The first season finale of “Watchmen”.
- Sunday at 10:00 p.m. on Ovation: Lupita Nyong’ois interviewed for the 23rd season finale of “Inside the Actor’s Studio”.
Sunday night also includes the mid-season finales of the Fox animated sitcoms “The Simpsons”, “Bless the Harts”, “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy”.