Quoting cunning cuniculi:" if its on all day like that she probably pays it no mind. it might just be background noise. and have ... [snip!] ... you been there all day? how do you know that she doesnt get any human attention just because the TV is on? do they ignore her?"
no she is not ignored, but she is expected to sit in front of the TV, if she tries touching any of MIL stuff ( which she did not childproof the living room up to i dont think any parents expectations - she gets YELLED AT. not like gentle redirection ) i am here pretty much all day, in and out of the house with my 3 year old. and they put on things they know she likes so that she is zoned out. like Gabba gabba. its her favorite right now, so its been playing ALLLLLL day for like 2 months now!. no kidding! they have all the gabba gabba episodes and they keep playing them