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How Many TV Channels Do You Get?

In case you couldn't tell from your swelling lineup of digital cable options, the number of TV channels the average American household receives just keeps going up. In the latest TV-watching study from Nielsen, a typical US home now gets 119 TV channels, a new high.

That's not to say that all of those channels get watched — in fact, the average household watches only 16 of them! That said, it seems like every time I turn on the TV, my Comcast service has added another channel or 20 to the lineup. So I'm wondering: How many channels do you have available for surfing?


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