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Television ownership in private domestic households 1956-2013 (millions)

Date All Homes TV Homes ITV Homes Digital TV Homes
January 2013 27.4 26.5 26.5 26.5
2012 27.1 26.2 26.2 25.7
2011 27.1 26.2 26.2 24.6
2010 26.8 26.0 26.0 23.8
2009 26.6 25.9 25.9 22.3
2008 26.3 25.6 25.6 21.1
2007 25.9 25.3 25.3 18.2
2006 25.8 25.2 25.2 16.2
2005 25.4 24.9 24.9 13.5
2004 25.2 24.6 24.6 11.0
2003 25.4 24.7 24.7 9.5
2002 25.2 24.5 24.5 8.2
2001 25.1 24.3 24.3 5.4
2000 24.9 24.1 24.1 2.2
1999 24.7 23.9 23.9 -
1998 24.5 23.7 23.7 -
1997 24.2 23.5 23.5 -
1996 24.0 23.3 23.3 -
1995 23.0 22.4 22.4 -
1994 22.8 22.2 22.2 -
March 1993 22.8 22.1 22.1 -
1992 22.7 22.0 22.0 -
1991 22.6 21.9 21.9 -
1990 22.2 21.5 21.5 -
1989 21.7 21.1 21.1 -
1988 21.5 20.9 20.8 -
1987 21.3 20.7 20.7 -
1986 21.2 20.6 20.6 -
1985 21.2 20.6 20.5 -
1984 21.0 20.5 20.4 -
1983 20.9 20.4 20.3 -
April 1982 20.7 20.3 20.2 -
1981 20.8 20.3 20.2 -
1980 20.4 19.9 19.8 -
1979 20.2 19.7 19.6 -
1978 20.0 19.5 19.4 -
1977 19.5 19.0 18.9 -
January 1976 19.3 18.7 18.6 -
1975 19.2 18.6 18.4 -
1974 18.7 17.8 17.6 -
1973 18.5 17.5 17.2 -
1972 18.4 17.2 17.0 -
1971 18.5 17.2 16.9 -
1970 18.4 16.9 16.6 -
1969 18.3 16.7 16.4 -
1968 18.2 16.4 15.9 -
1967 18.0 15.9 15.1 -
1966 17.8 15.4 14.4 -
1965 17.3 14.6 13.6 -
1964 17.0 14.2 13.0 -
1963 16.7 13.6 12.3 -
1962 16.6 12.8 11.3 -
1961 16.5 12.3 10.3 -
1960 16.3 11.0 8.6 -
1959 16.1 9.4 6.5 -
1958 15.9 8.2 4.7 -
1957 15.8 7.0 2.7 -
1956 15.6 5.7 0.5 -

Source: TAM, JICTAR, BARB