I'm wondering how many people may have applied for coupons thinking they needed one (or two) when they really didn't (i.e. cable/satellite customers).
The gubmint freely admits they had no way of filtering out cable/satellite customers applying for coupons. They only asked upon application if the household received programming OTA (1 or more sets).
I applied for the coupons because I have one set which is OTA only and wanted a backup in the event my DirecTV feed goes down for any reason. Perhaps others did likewise.