Number of TV Sets in America: 1950-1978

Title

Number of TV Sets in America: 1950-1978

Description

The data displays how many televisions sets Americans owned from 1950 to 1978. In 1950, 3,880,000 or 9% of Americans owned television sets, but this number significantly increased throughout the decade. By 1959, 43,950,000 or 85.9% Americans owned a television set, and this trend continued into the 1960s and beyond. The data indicates that especially during the 1950s television exploded and became the most popular source of entertainment especially for families. The 1950s are known as the "Golden Age" of television because the majority of Americans now owned television, which also greatly boosted the economy.

Creator

Internet Archive

Source

TV History. “Number of TV Households in America: 1950-1978.” Accessed November 15, 2014. http://www.tvhistory.tv/Annual_TV_Households_50-78.JPG

Date

1950-1978

Contributor

Macy Foster

Type

Dataset

Files

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Citation

Internet Archive , “Number of TV Sets in America: 1950-1978,” The American Century, accessed August 10, 2020, https://americancentury.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/111.