How Many Households Have Cable TV?

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As of 2014, there were around 100 million households subscribed to some kind of paid TV service, purchased through either a cable, satellite or phone company. This means that approximately 90 percent of Americans had access to paid television services.

While as of 2014 cable and satellite TV still own a dominant share of the market, a growing cord-cutting trend among consumers has eroded their share somewhat. With the growth of Netflix, Hulu and other services that provide content over the Internet, more and more consumers have made the choice to move away from the menu of cable networks and make their own entertainment choices.