There's a great show on HBO now - John Adams.
As each day passes, more and more great shows exit from network TV and go over to cable. This is particularly sad for me, as we do not subscribe to cable.
It's another item in the getting sidelined for not spending that [amount here] every month category.
I haven't seen the statistics, but I think the number of cable (and sat-tv) subscribers continues to rise. I think the growth curve is flatter than what it was a few years ago, but it must keep on climbing.
We made a choice to spend that money on things like gymnastics lessons for our son Jay.