Arlington, Va. – Just 8% of U.S. households still rely on over-the-air signals for TV programming, according to new figure from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

The figure — which accounts for about 9 million of the 114 million U.S. hones — has been steadily declining since 2005.

The study also found that pay-TV providers face little threat of their customers cancelling their service in favor of over-the-air broadcast TV and Internet video.

About 76% of respondents said they were unlikely or very unlikely to cancel pay-TV service.

By contrast, just 10% said they were likely or very likely to cancel pay-TV service. The phone survey of 1,256 adults was conducted in December.


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