Daily Mail (UK) 13th April 2009
Families are so busy that the only time they spend together is in front of the television, a survey has claimed. It found one in ten of those questioned said pressures at home and work meant that the only chance they had to bond was watching TV. Half said they regarded the time spent in front of the box as the best way of catching up, while 12 per cent admitted it was the only time they were together in the same room. The survey of 1,000 families also revealed that 32 per cent watched TV together for two to three times a week, and a third (38 per cent) for up to an hour a night. Only 5 per cent of families said they never watched TV together.