Reuters (article and image): "Television manufacturers and broadcasters have produced what may be the world's most boring TV program to measure energy consumption on new-generation televisions. TV broadcasters and manufacturers edited together a mix of different genres spanning soap operas, nature programs and sports, and assessed the proportion of broadcasting for each type of genre in the world. This is because the power needed by a television for the images varies according to the type of program broadcast." (also, press release)
Do TV ads consume more electricity than regular programming?