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According to Nielsen’s new State of the Media report, Americans are watching a ton of TV—and a ton of commercials. Their research shows that the average American TV viewer consumes 175 hours of TV every month—43 of which are commercials. And, despite the rise of on-demand streaming outlets, traditional broadcast television still dominates; Netflix and Hulu combined for just 18 hours of the average viewers monthly TV-watching.

Even though viewers have an unprecedented access to programming (189 channels on average), they only really watch a few of them (17.5). Perhaps unsurprisingly (for anyone who watches football, Downton Abbey, The Simpsons, Mad Men or any other number of critically acclaimed shows), Sunday is the most watched TV night in American, with 125 million viewers tuning in to their favorites. Uproxx has put together this rundown of some of the report’s other telling findings about American viewing habits, but the real takeaway is pretty clear: People loving sitting around and watching television ... Discuss

Warning to any gamers out there: As this video shows, if Super Mario were to ever come to life, jump out of your TV screen, and begin a real-life rampage, he could cause some serious damage to your home. We just feel you should be aware of the risks ... Discuss

After 31 years on the air, David Letterman will be signing off. As you may have seen, the Late Show host surprised audiences last night by announcing that his time on the air is coming to an end. In a surprisingly emotional segment—laced with Letterman’s signature deadpan quips—the 66-year-old TV legend told a story about fishing with his son, and the realization that the time to retire from TV for good has come. Though there’s no official date set for Letterman’s final show, his current contract with CBS ends in August of 2015. Let the search for Jimmy Fallon’s new rival begin ... Discuss

Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte has teamed with the screenwriting duo behind The Lego Movie, for a new Fox sitcom called Last Man on Earth. As the name implies, Forte will be play the last living person on the planet earth. Because watching a character wandering around talking to himself isn’t exactly a recipe for MacGruber-style hilarity, audiences may be in for some surprises; especially considering the show was originally pitched with the concept of being about two surviving members of humanity. The series is schedule to air later this year ... Discuss

The good folks over at Uproxx have compiled a list of the commercials that will be airing during a professional football game that will be played on TV this Sunday. In an effort to get the most bang for their ad-dollar buck, most companies post their spots (like the slightly unsettling one from Audi below) online early. For the handful of companies that are waiting until the big game to unveil their commercials, there are some brief descriptions of what to expect ... Discuss

The Pope's Challenge to the Church

Pope Francis is surveying the Catholic Church about changing values. Here's why Protestants ought to pay attention. Read More