Here’s a study that looks really comprehensive, but leaves alot to be desired. 30,000 American adults surveyed between 1975 and 2006, now that is a long-range study. It says that people who watch lots of television, which they define as being 25 hours per week average, are unhappy, and happy people watch an average of 19 hours.
I watch an average of 0 hours, and I’m blissful. My guess is that the more you consume the rubbish that is on offer, the less time you spend living.
Turn that off and hug a tree!