Fewer TVs, but more television in British homes

The average Briton now watches more than four hours of television a day, as the rise of catch-up services encourages us to spend longer slumped on the sofa, according to a new report.While the average number of television sets per home has fallen in the past decade, from 2.3 to 1.8, the amount of programming we watch has risen from three hours and 36 minutes in 2006 to four hours and two minutes per day, the BBC TV Licensing study found. The changes reflect the rise of on-demand services such as iPlayer and 4oD, which allow viewers to watch shows whenever they like on computers.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/fewer-tvs-but-more-television-in-british-homes-8538289.htmlAlso see:Britons own fewer TVs but watch more television, research finds
The British love affair with television is intensifying despite a dramatic decline in the number of TV sets per household, new research has shown.According to this year’s TeleScope study of the nation’s viewing habits by the TV Licensing authority, the average household now has 1.83 TV sets, down from an average of 2.3 sets in 2003.

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