Media Relations Report: Americans spend 8 hours with radio, TV, and Internet daily The time people use consuming these media is up 20 percent since 2000, according to a report in The New York Times. By Michael SebastianApril 11, 2011 SHARE That represents a 20 percent increase from 2000, when the average American spent 6 hours and 50 minutes with these media. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.