The average number of television sets in U.S. homes has declined, according to survey results released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Results from the group’s Residential Energy Consumption Survey show that an average of 2.3 televisions were in use in American homes in 2015, down from an average of 2.6 televisions per household in 2009.
“The number of homes with three or more televisions declined from the previous survey conducted in 2009, and a larger share of households reported not using a television at all,” the organization noted.
The percentage of homes without a television doubled since the 2009 survey, from 1.3% to 2.6% in the latest study.
“Televisions and peripheral equipment such as cable boxes, digital video recorders (DVRs), and video game consoles account for about 6% of all electricity consumption in U.S. homes,” the group noted.