Televisions Now Dominant Life Form In United States

If televisions are plotting to overthrow their human masters and take their rightful place as rulers of the United States, it’s time. A Nielsen study shows that there are now more TVs than people in America.

In 2009, there were nearly 115 million TV homes in the US, each averaging 2.86 TV sets, according to a new Nielsen study.

That computes to nearly 329 million TV sets — more than the entire US population, estimated at 307 million by the US Census Bureau.

Some items make sense to have more of than people, like shoes or dinner plates. Others don’t. How many TVs can a person watch at the same time? My own household has three people and three TVs, though one is unplugged and in storage. How about you?


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