Whether they then spend the same, more or less time watching non-broadcast TV I do not know, but the point is that they are exercising a choice.
Secondly, small live music jams are well attended with rarely a cell phone, tablet or lap top to be seen. At the one I play (badly) at each Friday, people even talk to one another between the songs.
Thirdly, I think the pendulum will swing back to common sense and a (perhaps partial) return to the basic values that made Western societies great. Sadly I fear the swing may not be complete in my lifetime.