Did you know that Americans watch the most television? Of course we do – with around 300 different networks and streaming services churning out so many original shows, it would literally be impossible to find enough time to watch them all.
But we will try. According to a study, people in North America watch more television than anyone else in the world. We watch an average of four hours and three minutes a day, which is FAR above the global average of just under three hours.
The study also revealed that American TV shows are the most popular in the world. British shows are second. You can celebrate our success with a stunning new television.
From Friday 13 May to Sunday 15 May 2022
- Friday on Netflix: “Secondary Year”starring Rebel Wilson as a cheerleader who wakes up from a 20-year coma and decides to return to high school at age 37 to finish her senior year and try to win homecoming queen.
- Friday on Netflix: The Series Premiere “Lincoln’s Lawyer”, a television version of the 2011 Matthew McConaughey film. It stars Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as a defense attorney working on a big murder trial from the back of his car. (Trailer)
- Friday on Peacock: “Fire starter”. A remake of the 1984 sci-fi classic, starring Zac Efron as a father trying to protect his daughter after the government discovers she has pyrokinesis. It stars Ryan Kiera Armstrong as Drew Barrymore. (Trailer)
- Friday on Apple TV+: “The Essex Serpent”, starring Claire Danes as a widow who moves to Essex to investigate reports of a mythical snake, then is blamed for luring the creature. Tom Hiddleston plays the local vicar who she bonds with. (Trailer)
Tonight’s late night talk shows:
- “Jimmy Fallon”– Millie Bobby Brown, Maury Povich and Snail Mail.
- “Jimmy Kimmel”– We do not know yet.
- “Stephane Colbert”– Hugh Laurie and IDLES. (Repeat)
- “James Cordon”–Kenneth Branagh, Lily James and Nicki Minaj. (Repeat)
- “Seth Meyers”– Bill Hader, Minnie Driver and Hernan Diaz. (Repeat)
- Saturday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC: Selena Gomez hosts “Saturday Night Live”and Post Malone is the musical guest.
- Sundays at 8:00 p.m. EST on NBC and Peacock: Sean Combs hosts “The 2022 Billboard Music Awards”. Performers include Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott, Florence and the Machine, Miranda Lambert and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on ABC: “American Idol”. The Top 5 performs.
- Sunday at 8:00 p.m. on CBS: The finale of the second season of “The Equalizer”.
- Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on HBO: The series premiere of “The Time Traveler’s Wife”. It stars Rose Leslie and Theo James as a couple whose marriage is complicated by frequent absences from their unpredictable travels. (Trailer)
(There was also a 2009 film version that you might remember. This one starred Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana.)
- Sunday at 10:00 p.m. on ABC: The finale of the fourth season of “The recruit”.
- Sunday on Hulu: the series premiere “Conversation Between Friends”, in which two college friends begin an intense relationship with a married couple. It stars Alison Oliver, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane and Jemima Kirke. (Trailer)