CableTV Stats: On Average, US Homes Receive 189 Channels, Watch 17

May 8, 2014 3:18 am

We spotted this statistic around cable TV habits of Americans – The number of cable channels in an average US household has grown dramatically over the last five years, but the number of channels that viewers actually watch has hardly changed at all. In 2008, US households received an average of 129.3 channels but only actually viewed 17.3 channels. In 2013, the number of channels received increased 46 percent, but the number of channels viewed only increased 1 percent. (Source)

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