We had Fios tv and internet only and our bill was close to $150. My job pays for the internet so you can say that my bill was $100. We didnt rent their cable boxes (only cable cards) because i purchased 3 lifetime Tivos since we've been using the brand for over 10 years on various cable systems. They payed themselves off after 3 years or so 3 years ago.
We both looked at what we watched and we saw that 95+ % of our TV watching were from the broadcast stations. We live in NJ near the NYC market and can get every station with an antenna that's being broadcast from the empire state building, conde nast building and other stations around my area in NJ. I get about 100 channels, about 50 of them that we watch. all the major stations, their sub channels, news channels, various PBS stations and Spanish language stations.
Called verizon, got rid of the TV portion, put an antenna on the roof, hooked it to the Coax network being used by Verizon, changed the input on the tivos from cable to the antenna input, reprogrammed the tivos for OTA use and that's it. Tivos now record OTA stations, the 95% or so shows we watch with really no new learning curve on how to watch live tv.
now, to supplement that with some must watch cable shows, i download them after they air and push them to the Tivos for easy access. The rest of the stuff is watched via Netflix or amazon prime or the rare iTunes and amazon season passes.
For sports, I only watch the teams i am a fan of. So for football, the NY Giants are always shown in the local TV stations, so i never miss it. For baseball i get the MLB.tv package and a $5 month service called Unblock-US that will bypass local blackouts for the mlb, nhl, and others. For ESPN, Disney and others i use my fathers TV anywhere log in and can access all their channels via a roku or apple TV. As a last resort if there is something i cant catch, i have a slingbox at my fathers house that i can easily connect tv and watch.
All TV's in my house have a Tivo and Roku attached so they can access my movie collection and tv series that have been copied into a nas easily via Plex. The tivos offer live TV and recordings from any tivo on the network and the roku does all the streaming services.
My 2 and half year old has no clue on the concept of waiting for a specific time to watch her cartoons since she can easily watch it on Netflix, plex and other services.
Long story short, for every TV, we standardized on Tivo for live OTA TV and DVR'ing and Roku for the streaming services. Since my job pays for my internet, my TV viewing spending is $8 a month for Netflix, $125 a year for MLB, and if you want to count amazon prime (i don't since i had it before they started streaming), that's another $8 a month.