According to Neilsen Media Research (you know, the professional peeping Toms who monitor our TV watching habits), the average Amerian household now has more TV sets than people: 2.73 sets vs. 2.55 people.
Hardly a surprise to me…we practice sex-segregated TV viewing in our household (sort of like at the movies). In fact, I am guessing mine is a lot like yours. The guys like "24," "The Sopranos," sports, and anything gory or supernatural. The girls (okay, me) tend to "Idol," "The Office," "Will & Grace" reruns, and really bad "Lifetime" movies when stuck on the treadmill (Can’t you see he’s actually a psychopath? When is the pretty, sweet doctor/journalist/single mom ever gonna learn?). And of course we have one TV dedicated to all "Law & Order," all the time, for our to-remain-nameless L&O junkie.
Ignoring the obvious about the .55 people, count us in on this statistic. Our family of four has five sets. (And 11 mysterious-looking remote controls.) The number I can turn on successfully without asking my teenaged son for a little IT support? That would be 1.55.