Ofcom, the media regulator, revealed today that TV-owning households dropped by 300,000 between the end of 2012 and the end of 2013.
People are opting to watch TV on other devices instead. It means that 95.5 per cent of households still have a telly, but the way the nation is watching is changing.
The news comes as the BBC has confirmed plans for its youth channel BBC Three.
It will broadcast online 24 hours a day and focus on comedy and what it calls “thought-provoking programming”. In the 18 to 24 age group, 15 per cent of people watch most of their TV on a laptop.
That's compared to a national average of just three per cent.