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TV ownership in US homes is waning, according to the latest figures from the country’s Department of Energy.

residential energyAlthough the US Government statistics tend to lag behind industry surveys, the Residential Energy Consumption Survey found that there were an average of 2.3 TVs per home in 2015, down from 2.6 in 2009.

Also, a larger share of homes reported not using a TV set at all. In fact, the percentage doubled from 1.3% in 2009 to 2.6% in 2015. Unsurprisingly, younger households have higher concentrations of streaming devices.

The survey found that "younger households tend to have a lower concentration of televisions per person and a higher concentration of portable devices such as laptops and smart phones. Older households are more likely to have higher concentrations of desktop computers".

The survey looked at more than 200 energy-related items from over 5,600 households, and found that TVs, cable boxes, DVRs and video game consoles account for just 6% of all electricity consumption in the US.