For the First Time in 20 Years, There Are Fewer Homes with TVs Than the Year Before

Nielsen says that TV ownership in homes has dropped for the first time in 20 years. This year, 96.7 percent of American households have a television set versus 98.9 percent last year. Two possible reasons (and both very believable!): one is that low-income homes may have struggled with the switch to digital sets and the other is that kids who grew up with computers are getting their TV from the Internet as opposed to buying a TV when they move out. [NY Times]



I lived without a TV for a 2 year stretch once. I didn't miss it at all.