There are more television sets than people in the United States. More than half of the homes in the U.S. have three or more TVs, and about a third have two sets — that's about 350 million sets. To put that in perspective, only 7,000 sets in total were sold from 1939-1941.
More facts about televisions:
- The country with the most TV sets is China, which has more than 400 million sets — but only about a third of people in the country has a TV.
- Out of a 65-year life, the average American will spend 9 years watching TV.
- Among the most-watched global broadcasts in history are the 2010 FIFA World Cup, entertainer Michael Jackson's funeral and the funeral of Princess Diana, each of which were watched by about 2 billion people.