266 mln TV sets in the US

There are about 266 mln TVs in the US, and that number is growing by 3.5 mln per year.

There are about 266 mln TVs in the US, and that number is growing by 3.5 mln per year. By 2009, when 50% of all new TV sales are expected to be HDTVs with big screens, TV energy use will reach about 70 bln kilowatt-hours per year nationwide - about 50% higher than currently. Americans spend 16% more time in front of the TV than in the 1980s - if DVD and video-game viewing is included, according to the Nielsen Group.