Canadians spend an average of 23.3 hours per week watching television and 10.8 hours per week online, the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) said in a new survey released Monday. The poll, conducted by comScore in June 2011, found that 63 per cent of respondents in the 18 to 49 demographic said television advertising is the most influential form, the TVB said. “Television is still the most effective way to connect with—and create—an engaged audience,” the TVB said in a release. Eighty-eight percent of adults said they saw or heard “an ad that made them laugh or cry,” of which 80.5 per cent, 7.5 per cent were online, 7 per cent were on the radio, and less than one per cent were in newspapers, magazines or out-of-home ads, the TVB said. One-thousand people across Canada were surveyed.