Much of our entertainment is consumed passively, as a secondary resource.
The average American household watches eight hours of television a day. My household is bringing that average up a lot of days. But "watching" is not necessarily true. Really, a television is on for eight hours a day in the average American household.
Largely, though, the people are doing something else actively. Cooking or cleaning or (in my case) working. The TV is merely on in the background.
The same is often true of music as well. People will turn on music and do something like exercise or work in the garden or read.
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