below is an extract from a text which I used to teach my students to talk about sport. Why is "the" used in "on the TV" (I've always heard "on TV", without an article)? Is it a mistake, a misprint? Or, perhaps, it's the American usage?
Sport is very popular in Britain. In other words a lot of British people like the idea of sport: a lot even watch sport, especially on the TV. However, the number who actively take part in sport is probably quite small.
Thanks in advance for your help.
If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)