Having a television USED to be all about entertainment.  Maybe you'd even bond with your family around it.  But now apparently we think of the TV ITSELF as part of the family.  Check out these numbers . . . 

According to a new survey, 61% of us fall asleep with the TV on . . . 38% turn it back on first thing in the morning . . . and 45% turn it on within 15 minutes of getting home from work. 

73% leave the TV on while they're doing chores . . . 72% while cooking . . . and 58% while they're working from home.

22% leave it on while they're GETTING it on. 

55% admit they sometimes TALK to their TV. 

37% leave the door open while they're in the bathroom so they can hear the TV.

35% like spending ALONE time with their TV so much, they sometimes go to a different room to watch the same show someone else in the house is watching at the same time. 

And 26% leave the TV on to keep their cat or dog company when they're not home. 


(PR Newswire)