You don't have more than one TV in your house?
When I was a kid we had the main big TV in the living room, and well yeah Dad pretty much ruled the roost, if he wanted to watch something that was it!
But being the Dad, and it's his house and we were the kids and well that's how it was!
Anyway we always had a second TV in the house . A smaller, black and white portable TV for us kids to watch if we didn't want to watch what our parents were watching!
Than when I moved out of my parents house and married and had kids I always had two TV's in my house !