What is very interesting is looking at what the various TV networks offer us to watch as a choice for those that do not want to watch the Olympics. THIS is where the NETWORKS Identify their weakest shows, the ones that are losers----the ones we would normally be offered in the absence of anything that might be more exiting or live. Our normal offerings are frequently interrupted with breaking news and live coverage of a slow speed police automobile chase (which of course IS more interesting than the normal programing offered) Now if we could just get the industry to cut back on the number of commercials, put the emphasis on good writing and acting---then just maybe people WILL start watching TV and the networks THEN could correctly raise the price of commercials on THOSE in demand shows.
Talk about spitting into the wind---free TV is dead. You want good stuff, you can pay for it, sign up for cable, find out what the basic monthly pay TV package costs, and negotiate the number of premium channels you can afford to get the good stuff. or like this old person, sign up to Netflix (There are other Movie rental companies who have similar rent by mail programs), and pick a plan to rent them once they go to released video CD's. The Netflix plans start at five dollars a month----sure beats paying cable or Satellite prices of $39.95/mo and up---and it keeps the Post office busy too .