The main and radical difference, already voiced by subscribers above, is not in the amount of time spent, but in its quality. The Internet has brought an inquisitive person out of the yoke of the air grids, the viewer has the opportunity to modulate the air time to suit his needs and interests, and not become its hostage. Whether you will spend less time on such entertainment is hardly; but whether the quality of the content will change and whether your daily mobility will increase - there is no doubt! Unless you use the Internet resource to watch the rips of the same "Let them talk", only without advertising ...
As a person who hasn't watched TV for 5 years (I just don't have it at home or at work), I can answer with confidence: almost nothing. Well, if you try to analyze it, then something like this:
-You will spend more time on the Internet (of course, where else can you watch TV shows / hear music / news)
you will learn about some events from your friends and last but not least (unless you immediately subscribe to the news public, of course)
maybe get used to living without a constant "background", although at first it will seem unusual
We do not watch TV, but we bought Apple TV and watch the series we need and programs after their release. Plus a huge one for me - I don't see ads. A couple of times I turned on TV programs in real time - it's the same horror as advertising infuriates.
Well, plus, I don't watch news at all.
But there is also a minus))) we can watch until the morning, as you can watch all the episodes, but it's very interesting)))
I haven't watched TV for about two years. I noticed a few insignificant things:
Before, getting up in the morning and turning on the TV, I always watched the news. Now I learn about all the events in the world by chance on the Internet, and usually the latest, when this event has already outlived its existence and is sent to the dustbin of history;
In quizzes, crosswords that ask questions about TV shows, their hosts, some programs or TV series ... I don't know what to answer;
There are many more options on the Internet to filter information according to your taste, priority, etc., so the "nothing to watch / same everywhere" syndrome has been magically cured.
Sometimes I get lost in communication with people when they try to discuss yesterday's program: "You watched yesterday (program name), it said about (program topic), I agree / disagree." Of course, you can say that I don't watch such things, but when this happens regularly, it is very uncomfortable.
Well, the first thing that came to mind.
I think you don't need to "stop watching TV". There are also good things: they broadcast the European Championship or show "The Master and Margarita". You need to choose for yourself those whom you trust and what you are really interested in. I don’t know, Posner and hunting and fishing, for example.
It is definitely worth watching very meticulously all kinds of news programs (not only news from two federal channels, but also "Live", for example). Remember that these channels work for the state first and foremost. And, honestly, I would generally advise you not to look at them in terms of information. Unfortunately, there are a lot of long-proven lies.
And always, whenever you watch any content, ask yourself:
Who are these people? Who are they making the program for? Who do they work for? Why is the information provided this way?
And - please - read alternative sources, compare. We saw the news on the First - looked about the same on the Rain. There is a difference.
As for the benefits - don't hesitate:
more free time
fewer lies in your life
consciousness unclouded by the state
I can also advise you to listen to the programs "The Man from TV" on Echo of Moscow and read Irina Petrovskaya. This is a TV critic who ate a dog on this.
And I am writing this here because I wrote a diploma on the topic "How Russian television affects the viewer: methods and methods of influence."
Therefore, I assure you, you will not lose anything if you change your attitude.