Effect of remote control when consuming media

I've been wondering if you guys have a thought about our current remote control technology, especially when it comes television, and how it have change the way we consume media. I remember back in the day when there's only one channel on my television and I can't just simply change to other channel with a press of a button. In some ways, remote control disrupt television narrative due to its convenience. For example, how many of you keep holding your remote control when watching your television?

I did a mini survey to understand how people use their remote control at home. I asked my friends to do the survey and I would like to expand my result with sharing with you guys. Much appreciated for those who have allocate their time to do the survey. And I would love to have discussion about what's your thought on remote control?