Nielsen has come out with a new report on media consumption by teens, and the results are counterintuitive to what most people would believe to be the norm, CNET reports. According to the report, titled "How Teens Use Media," teens are not abandoning TV for new media: In fact, they watch more TV than ever, up 6 percent over the past five years in the United States. The report also says teens love the internet, but they spend far less time browsing than adults: They spend 11 hours and 32 minutes per month online, far below the average of 29 hours and 15 minutes. Teens also watch less online video than most adults, but the ads are highly engaging to them. They play video games, but their tastes aren’t all for the blood-and-guts style games. Just two of their top five most-anticipated games since 2005 have been rated "Mature." And teens’ favorite TV shows, top web sites, and genre preferences across media are mostly the same as their parents: For U.S. teens, American Idol was the top show in 2008, Google was the top web site, and general dramas are a preferred TV genre for teens around the world…

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