More than 31 million U.S. households no longer subscribe to cable and satellite TV — nearly 7 million more than in 2019, according to research firm eMarketer. By 2024, an estimated 46.6 million households will have cut the cord. Numbers for 2021-24 are projections.

Source: Sarah Perez, “Pandemic accelerated cord-cutting, making 2020 the worst-ever year for pay TV,” TechCrunch, Sept. 21, 2020, https://tinyurl.com/yvue6uoq

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Year Number of Cord-Cutter Households (in millions)
2019 24.6
2020 31.2
2021 35.5
2022 39.3
2023 43.0
2024 46.6

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