For The First Time In History Not As Many People Are Buying Tvs

12.02.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  A brand new report shows for the first time since televisions started being sold-- people aren't buying as many.  Every year, the estimated number of homes with a t.v. has gone up-- until now. According to Nielson's annual "T.V. Audience" report released this week. The number of homes with a television set will drop from over 115 million homes to 114 million. It means about 1.2 million Americans are opting out. The steepest drop was in the 18 to 49 demographic-- as people swtich to laptops, or drop their t.v.'s altogether because of cost of cable in a rotten economy.