T.V. is changing the world around us. Let's take a look at some of the numbers behind this idea.
Out of the top 20 highest rated programs among adults in North America, 15 of those are categorized as reality TV. Along with the large amount of reality television shown in North America, the average viewer will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence by age 18.
Latin American viewers are subject to telenovelas that encourage education and better health using topics such as catching cancer in early stages and planning end-of-life care.
Through the use of TV license fees, the UK is able to fund the BBC ad- and influence-free. While 68% of European Union citizens don’t feel sufficiently informed on E.U. affairs, a staggering 58% still look to TV as their primary source for information.
Due to Chinese censorship laws, many programs cannot be broadcasted. These include programs showcasing talking animals and time travel.
It is clear then, that TV subscribers all receive varying types of programs, however the influence that television has on the world cannot be discredited either. To view more information about TV’s influence on our changing world, check out this infographic from direct-ticket.net.