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Energy Administration uncovers falling population of US TV sets

The conclusion may already be “old” in the sense that much of this is based on 2015 data, but a reputable source in the US claims that TVs per household in the US are falling rapidly. Well relatively rapidly. The US Energy Information Administration, which is really tracking this for the purposes of assessing national electricity demand, shows that its latest Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) shows that an average of 2.3 televisions were used in American homes in 2015, down from an average of 2.6 televisions per household in 2009. This is far closer to European levels than previously thought – typically the rule of thumb has been that US homes have 2.9 TVs, and European homes have 2.1,…

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