One contestant I met last year was horrified when I told her that I don't have a TV. (Full disclosure - I own two boxes, but they haven't been connected or turned on in three years.) Mostly, I'm fed up with the constant barrage of advertising - especially the same six ads, over and over and over...
And, as Wiley observes, the content doesn't help much, either:
I *do* watch TV shows, but thru the services of Netflx. I'm working on Longmire and Ripper Street at the moment. Two shows that I highly recommend.
Paper media may be fading, but reading is still your best entertainment value!